back to article VMware adds dedupe tool to VSAN penknife: You don't need no steenkin' array

VMware has updated VSAN, its virtual SAN software, to version 6.2, adding data protection stuff to catch up with Nutanix and Simplivity hyper-converged infrastructure appliances. VSAN combines the direct-attached storage in vSphere server nodes to create an aggregated and shared storage resource called a virtual SAN, doing …

  1. Pancakes

    Someone forgot to mention something...

    Wanna turn on that dedupe functionality?

    Please reformat your drives.

    Hardly enterprise worthy.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Someone forgot to mention something...

      You are correct that non-disruptive upgrade operations are signs of a mature enterprise platform, and VSAN delivers. The upgrade is non-disruptive, and managed by VSAN (it automatically rotates through the cluster). Virtual machine access is not impacted.

  2. jasemccarty

    Deduplication & Compression Functionality

    Disclaimer: VMware Employee.

    Deduplication and compression in Virtual SAN 6.2 is enabled per cluster.

    The process of enabling/disabling deduplication and compression on a Virtual SAN 6.2 cluster is a rolling upgrade and does not incur virtual machine downtime.

    Thank you.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    VSAN is a Joke!

    The numbers they're reporting are a JOKE!

    They include VSAN in every vSphere license they sell. Every one. Really.

    If you're a large VMware customer, you already have it and you might not even know it.

    Shame VMware. You're better than this. Go home, you're drunk.

  4. Ken-in-Houston

    Welcome to the party

    Hey, VMware, welcome to the party. You are three years late.

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