I am migrating and creating new clusters and I am considering to reorganize our vcenter. The question is related to the “datacenter” inventory object. We used the datacenter to map directly our datacenters. However, I think it might not be correct.
Our 2 datacenter are separated by 1-2 kms. They share Layer-2 networking. Each datacenter has each storage device, however we mount LUN/NFS of every storage device in every ESXi/vcenter. This is a mess because the same datastore is listed twice in two datacenters because it is mounted by ESXi hosts located in the two datacenters.
This is our original setup:
However, we now introduce a VSAN stretch cluster between the two datacenters, I should add a third “fake” datacenter:
So, what is the real purpose of the “datacenter” inventory object? how would you suggest to organize it?
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