In this post, I will highlight some of the fantastic resources that are available to you from a vSAN perspective. I will also discuss some of these resources during the session (Understand vSAN in under 1 hour) that will be presented by myself and James at VMworld US and Europe.

VMware Training

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7]

VMware vSAN: Production Operations [V6.7]

VMware Learning Zone

Both courses list here can be taken Instructor Led or On Demand. Note that VMware Learning Zone is a useful site for all types of VMware training that can be taken from the comfort of your desk. In here you will find free videos on vSAN troubleshooting along with much more. Its worth taking a look

vSAN Product info (VMware Official)

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Documentation

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vSAN Versions Release Notes

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vSAN End Of Support

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PRODUCT RELEASE GENERAL AVAILABILITY END OF GENERAL SUPPORT END OF TECHNICAL GUIDANCE
vSAN 5.5 2014/03/11 2018/09/19 2020/09/19
vSAN 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 2015/03/12 2020/03/12 2022/03/12
vSAN 6.5, 6.6 and 6.7 2016/11/15 2021/11/15 2023/11/15

Source – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/support/product-lifecycle-matrix.pdf


VMware Flings – vSAN

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  • vSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker
  • HCIBench Updated on April 04, 2019

    HCIBench 2.0 highlights:

    • Added fio as an alternative workload generator
    • Added Grafana for workload live monitoring
    • Switched UI to clarity
    • Allow user to select one to four cases while using easy-run
    • Bug fixes hopefully without introducing new bugs

Quick Tips

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Tools

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VxRail

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Powered by VMware vSAN and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, VxRail is the only fully integrated, pre-configured, and pre-tested VMware hyperconverged appliance on the market. VxRail transforms HCI networking and simplifies VMware cloud adoption, while meeting any HCI use case, including support for the most demanding workloads and applications.


vSAN on VMware {Code}

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vSAN API

vSAN SDK

PowerCLI Cookbook

VMware Sample Exchange – vSAN – @ VMware {Code}


vSAN Home Labs

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vSAN Hands-ON Labs (HOL)

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  • HOL-1908-01-HCI – vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure shared storage with the simplicity of a VMware vSphere-native experience for all of your critical virtualized workloads.https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/4687
  • HOL-1908-02-CHG – vSAN v6.7 – Challenge Lab vSAN is “radically simple” to setup and get going, but how about configuring it for advanced use cases or troubleshooting performance and availability issues? You will be challenged to scale-out a vSAN cluster and to recover from misconfiguration issues.https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/4688
  • HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab Lightning Labs are an easy way to learn about VMware products in as little as 30 minutes. https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/5418
  • HOL-1945-01-SLN – Modernizing Data Centers for Business Transformation Modernizing your Data Center allows you to keep up with the new pace of business innovation. This lab is available in English, Portuguêshttps://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/4669
  • HOL-1983-02-HBD – VMware Cloud Partner Program – Tools and Offerings Configure VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers with VMware NSX, VMware vSAN, VMware vRealize Operations, VMware vRealize Log Insight, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and VMware vCloud Usage Meter. https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/4671

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episodes (vSAN)

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vSAN Blogs

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vSAN Blogs in Spanish

vSAN Blogs in Portuguese

vSAN Blogs in Non-English Languages

German


vSAN Blogs Series

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vSAN Twitter List

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vSAN People you should follow on Twitter

vSAN Chat

https://twitter.com/hashtag/vsanchat?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

vSAN Who To Follow by Diego Flaborea

https://twitter.com/flaborea/lists/vsan-who-to-follow


VMware vSAN @vmwarevsan – Twitter Official VMware vSAN is a software-defined, enterprise storage solution powering industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure systems. #vSANChat

Captain vSAN @CaptainVSAN It is clobbering time… FUD Fighting, Knowledge Spreading, vSAN Super Hero!

Duncan Epping @DuncanYB Chief Technologist Hyperconverged Infrastructure @VMware, focus on Edge and Hybrid Cloud. Author of http://Yellow-Bricks.com , vSAN and Clustering Deep dive books

Cormac Hogan @CormacJHogan Office of the CTO, Storage and Availability BU at VMware. Author and Blogger.

John Nicholson @Lost_Signal vExpert 2013-2016, Veeam Vanguard. Technical Marketing VSAN @ VMware – Storage and Availability. vSpeaking Podcast – tweets are my own

Pete Flecha @vPedroArrow Technical Marketing for VMware’s Storage and Availability products. Host of the vSpeaking Podcast @virtspeaking vExpert 2014-2019 | Veeam Vanguard

Francis Daly @FrancisDaly Dad. Family man. VMware Senior Architect & Manager. CTO Advisory Board. vSAN Specialist.  vExpert

Ron Singler @rsingler_ Director of Technology, Storage & Availability @VMware – My views/opinions are my own…

Christos Karamanolis @XtosK Fellow @VMware. CTO, Storage & Availability. VSAN architect. Building software products, not just technologies. Opinions are mine.

Tony Reeves @importcarguy Christian, Husband, Father, Virtualization geek, VCP5-6.5DCV, 3x #vExpert & #vSANvExpert @WIVMUG Leader, Co-host of the @vGigacast, Tech Field Day delegate

Luciano Patrão @Luciano_PT Blogger, vExpert 4*, VCP6.5- DCV, vSAN Specialist 2*, Veeam Vanguard, TechLead Virtualization & Storage, ICT Senior Infrastructure Engineer. Backups specialist.

Tyler Gates @TSGates_ SE @vmware || Co-Host @S3Vops || Passionate about HCI, data center automation, & transforming business processes || Brewer, Maker, & 3D Printer || Go Build!

Aaron Buley @aaronbuley Global Director, @VMware HCI Engineering @DellEMC for @VxRail (#VxSEALs) | #BuleyStrong Cancer Survivor | Dad⁴ | YouTuber (link below ⤵️)

Ken Werneburg @vmKen Group Manager of Technical Marketing for VMware’s storage and availability products.

Pete Koehler @vmpete Tech Marketing | Storage & Availability BU @ VMware. All comments mine. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pekoehler

Dave Morera 🦈 @GreatWhiteTec Solutions Architect (SABU) @VMware – #vExpert, CrossFit, Sharks, ⚽️ . Opinions = all mine

Darin Zook @darinzook Christian | Husband | Father | Sr. SE vSAN/HCI @VMware – Tweets are my own. #vExpert

Jeff Hunter (vmware) @jhuntervmware VMware Group Manager, #vSAN Technical Marketing. Christ follower. Husband. Dad. Jeep owner. Tweets are mine, not the official position of my employer.

Myles Gray @mylesagray Sr. Technical Marketing Architect @VMware. Writes https://blah.cloud . All things networking and storage.

Jason Massae @jbmassae @VMware, vSAN vExpert, vExpert, Christian, Family man, Scout Leader, Maker. All-Flash vSAN Pioneer, Tweets are mine

Lee Caswell @leecaswell Storage enthusiast, VMware Exec, classical trumpeter, table tennis threat, all tweets my own

Jase McCarty @jasemccarty TM @VMware. HCI/storage/code. Engineer/Architect & @usairforce MSgt (Ret)- Cyber Systems/ Maintainer – Christian/Husband/Dad/@Jeep-er. Life is a Big Yellow Taxi

Paul Braren @paulbraren Dad. VMware Sr. Systems Engineer, vSAN/HCI. vExpert. All views my own. Founded TinkerTry IT @ home: efficient virtualization, storage, backup, & more…

Myles Gray @mylesagray Sr. Technical Marketing Architect @VMware. Writes https://blah.cloud . All things networking and storage.

Glenn Sizemore @glnsize Technical Marketing for VMware’s Storage and Availability products. All things Storage in VMware Cloud on AWS. tweets are my own.

Ron Scott-Adams @Tohuw Christian. Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Storage & Availability @VMware. @vExpert. Devout optimistic curmudgeon. Views are mine alone.

Luigi Danakos @NerdBlurt I have a lot of interests but mainly Tech, Video games and stuff to do w/my Family. #vExpert Work doing Social Media Marketing & Host of TechStandup Podcast

Erwan Quélin @erwanquelin Build stuff and then fix issues… @OVH #VMware #vExpert #Dev #Automation

Mr vSAN @MR__vSAN

Hareesh K G | vExpert @virtuallySensei Technical Support Engineer-II at VMware |vExpert 2018 | VCAP-6/5.5 DCV| vSAN-specialist |Blogger at http://virtuallySensei.com

Harikrishnan T @hari5611 Systems Development Engineer @ #DellEMC R&D. VMware #vExpert 2019, #CiscoChampion 2019, Vmware VTSP-Network Virtualization, HCI & vCloud Foundation.

Brandon Lee @vspinmaster vExpert 2018, IT Pro for 20+ Years, Virtualization enthusiast, geek, home labber, father

Harald Ruppert @HaraldRuppert vSAN Escalation Engineer @vmwarecork. May contain non-work related posts. All tweets are my own

Alan Renouf @alanrenouf Sr Product Line Manager for XR (VR/AR/MR) at VMware

Ricardo Conzatti @RicardoConzatti vExpert, VCAP6-DCV, VCP5/6/6.5-DCV, VCP6/7-CMA, MCSE, @vBrownBagBrasil host, @vmugpr and @vugbrasil leader #vExpert #Blogger #VMUG #vCommunity #ScriptLover

Fabian Wiese @FabianWiese Senior HCI Specialist SE @VMware | VCP-DCV | VCAP-DCD | vSAN Specialist | vExpert 2019 | Tweets are my own


vExperts vSAN

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List of vExperts on the vExpert vSAN Subprogram.

https://vexpert.vmware.com/directory

Name @Twitter Blog
Anthony Spiteri @anthonyspiteri http://anthonyspiteri.net
Kim Bottu @kim_bottu http://vmusketeers.com/
Valdecir Carvalho @homelaber http://homelaber.com.br
Chi Kin Wu @umacboyvictor https://wuchikin.wordpress.com/
Aram Avetisyan @how2vm http://www.thevirtualist.org/author/aram-avetisyanthevirtualist-org/
Josef Zach @zach_josef http://www.virtualguru.cz
Brian Knutsson @brianknutsson http://vm.knutsson.it
Francis Daly @FrancisDaly https://francisdalyit.wordpress.com/
Frederic Martin @vmdude_fr http://www.vmdude.fr
Michael Peres @peresmike http://www.vstory.fr
Erwan Quélin @erwanquelin https://myvmworld.fr
Raphael Schitz @hypervisor_fr http://www.hypervisor.fr
Florian Grehl @virten http://www.virten.net/
Jens Hennig @hennig_jens http://www.comdivision.com
Marc Huppert @marchuppert http://vcdx181.com
Jens Klasen @jensklasen https://twitter.com/jensklasen
Luciano Patrao @luciano_pt http://www.provirtualzone.com/
Mohammed Raffic @vmwarearena http://www.vmwarearena.com
Anjani Kumar @anjaniyadav85 http://www.vmwareminds.com/
Paul Wynne @vdiallstar http://mystoragehideout.blogspot.ie/
Andrea Mauro @andrea_mauro https://vinfrastructure.it
Sungho Hwang @yueisu913 http://virtualhive.tistory.com/
Masayuki Otsuka @masotsuka http://vm-fun.blogspot.com
Go Watanabe @gowatana
Niels Hagoort @nhagoort http://www.nielshagoort.com
Herco Van Brug @brugh http://virtualappliances.eu/#/blog
Michael Wilmsen @wilmsenit.nl http://virtual-hike.com
Christian Mohn @h0bbel https://vninja.net
Mariusz Kaczorek @settlersoman https://www.settlersoman.com
Johan Marais @pinballas
Federico Cinalli @fcinallip http://federicocinalli.com
Leandro Ariel Leonhardt @leonhardtla https://www.blogvmware.com
Niclas Borgström @nicke_borgstrom http://alt64.se
Erik Bussink @erikbussink http://www.bussink.ch
Kerem Sugle @ksugle http://www.ksugle.com
Ezzeldin Hussein @ezzeldinhussein https://egyptitblog.wordpress.com
James Cruickshank @vcrooky http://www.vcrooky.com
Chan Ekanayake @chanek81 http://chansblog.com
Martin Hosken @hoskenm http://blogs.vmware.com/vcat/
Christopher Lewis @thecloudxpert http://www.thecloudxpert.net
Sam Mcgeown @sammcgeown http://www.definit.co.uk/
Paul Mcsharry @pmcsharry http://www.elasticsky.co.uk
Anthony Poh @anthony_poh http://www.thevirtualunknown.co.uk/
Chris Porter @uprightvinyl https://blog.uprightvinyl.co.uk/
Jack Cherkas @jackcherkas
William Lam @lamw http://www.virtuallyghetto.com
Matt Mancini @vmexplorer http://www.vmexplorer.com
Dan Barr @vdanbarr
Justin Bias @vaerex https://sddc.life
Aaron Buley @aaronbuley http://www.youtube.com/aaronbuley
Matt Callaway @_vcallaway http://vcallaway.com
Steve Kaplan @stvkpln
Mostafa Khalil @mostafavmw http://vspherestorage.com
Aj Kuftic @ajkuftic http://www.virtualpotholes.com
Scott Lowe @otherscottlowe http://www.actualtech.io
Ivan Nekrasov
Tony Reeves @importcarguy http://www.digitalvspace.com
Max Abelardo @mabelard
Nick Korte @networknerd_ http://blog.thenetworknerd.com/
Ken Nalbone @kennalbone https://fullstackkengineer.com
Michael Noone @yinzvirtual
Naoyuki Inaba
Yamato Sakai @tw1tter_8010 https://lab8010.com/
Mohamad Alhussein @vexpertconsult http://www.vexpertconsultancy.com
Changju Park @park03 https://cjnotes.com
Vic Camacho @virtual_vic http://viccamacho.us
Pablo G. Arango @pabloglezarango https://virtualcloudblog.com/
Steven Rodenburg

vSAN Books

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vSAN Youtube Channels / Videos

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