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THE ONLY AUTHORITATIVE, COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VSPHERE STORAGE IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT
Effective VMware virtualization storage planning and management has become crucial—but it can be extremely complex. Now, the leading VMware expert on storage completely demystifies the "black box" of vSphere storage and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing every key task associated with it. You’ll gain the deep understanding you need to make better storage decisions, solve problems, and keep problems from occurring in the first place.
Mostafa Khalil presents techniques based on years of personal experience helping customers troubleshoot storage in their vSphere production environments. With more experience than anyone else in the field, he combines expert guidelines, insights for better architectural design, best practices for both planning and management, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and third-party storage.
Part I: Storage Protocols and Block devices
Chapter 1 Storage Types
Chapter 2 Fibre Channel Storage Connectivity
Chapter 3 FCoE Storage Connectivity
Chapter 4 iSCSI Storage Connectivity
Chapter 5 VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA)
Chapter 6 ALUA
Chapter 7 Multipathing and Failover
Chapter 8 3rd party Multipathing Plug-ins
Chapter 9 Using heterogeneous storage configurations
Chapter 10 Using VMDirectPath I/O
Chapter 11 Storage Virtualization Devices (SVDs)
Part2: File Systems
Chapter 12 VMFS Architecture
Chapter 13 Virtual Disks and RDMs
Chapter 14 Distributed Locks
Chapter 15 Snapshot handling
Chapter 16 NFS
Chapter 17 VAAI
Chapter 18 Storage vMotion (including Enhanced Storage VMotion “aka X-vmotion”)
Chapter 19 VisorFS
Chapter 20 VASA
Chapter 21 Storage Policies
Chapter 22 Virtual SAN
Chapter 23 Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Part 3: Storage Design Considerations
Chapter 24 Design for Success
Chapter 25 Performance Optimization and Monitoring
Chapter 26 LUN sizing design decisions and Best Practices
Chapter 27 Vendor specific Configuration
Chapter 28 Hyper Converged Storage and Storage Virtual Appliances (SVAs)
Chapter 29 Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery (BC/DR)