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VMware vSAN

VMware vSan can be called as a technology that allows locally attached disks that are installed on the server to create a clustered disk space, or as Distributed Object-Based Storage. It reduces complexity eliminating the  physical storage layer.

Since vSan is embedded in the hypervisor, what you need to do is only to activate it via vSphere and a separate installation is not required.

It can be taken as vSan ReadyNode from a variety of compatible vendors and make your own installation, Also can be taken as ready-to-use solutions like Dell VxRail. You can also check whether your existing hardware is vSan compliant from here  and licensing for version 6.7 here

Virtualization Infrastructure Architectures

In this article I will briefly summarize the traditional, converged and hyper-converged infrastructures.

Looking at the layers of x86 virtualization, the following basic components are seen;

  1. Physical server
  2. Virtualization software
  3. Storage
  4. Network devices

Introduction to VMware vSphere

In this article I will talk about the basic VMware vSphere components as small definitions.

Introduction to Virtualization

Although the use of virtualization, which is now indispensable for information technologies, is 10 years in the x86 community, Unix/Linux users have been benefited from the older time.

So what is virtualization?

Basically, it’s a technology that improves productivity by sharing the hardware resources on the server across multiple virtual servers. For now, I’m going to go over this definition and the server special.

VMware Workspace One (AirWatch)

AirWatch is a mobile technology platform founded in 2003 and acquired by VMware in 2013 for $1.54 billion and developed as Workspace One (WSONE).

There are 4 licensing types, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and Enterprise for VDI.

You can review the licensing details here and WSONE related video below.

To briefly summarize;

Standard: Basic application, device profile management, location monitoring functions etc.

Advanced: Standard Edition plus enterprise functions such as Content Locker, Tunnel, Secure Email Gateway, Boxer, People Search, and Telecom.

Enterprise: Standard and Advanced edition plus Horizon Apps.

Enterprise for VDI:All Workspace One functions plus all components required for desktop virtualization (vSphere, vSan, Horizon) are included in this version.