I recently got promoted and I am now in charge of our VMWare environment. I just got out of the VMWare class **VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage** and I have now have to setup our new cluster to replace our old one.
Here is the hardware I have
* Servers: 3x R640
* SAN: SCv3020
* License : Standard
* Switch : 2x S4148F-ON with VLT (not stacked)
I also have a vCenter applicance.
Everything will be connected using SFP+ 10G copper connection through a SFP+ switch.
Now, I will start by stating that I have a good knowledge of networking, but not so much about storage. The preferred method appears to be iSCSI. While it is something I could setup, I would try to avoid having through the hassle of the complex fault domain setup. I was hoping to use vVols, but I just figured out that this thing still relies on you having to setup the connection to the SAN.
I am sure you guys are used to set that up, but really, is there any method that doesn’t requires building 2 fault domain networks, 500 ip addresses, labeling a ton of cables, building a complex documentation and eating half of my switch for storage?
Also, is vVols still a thing? Should I consider it?
Thanks for your time!
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