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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

Introduction to VMware vSphere

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

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.