You can activate Virtual SAN when you create a cluster or enable Virtual SAN on your existing clusters. Characteristics of a Virtual SAN ClusterBefore working on a Virtual SAN environment, you should be aware of the characteristics of a Virtual SAN cluster. Before Creating a Virtual SAN ClusterThis topic provides a checklist of software and hardware requirements for creating a Virtual SAN cluster. You can also use the checklist to verify that the cluster meets the guidelines and basic requirements. Enabling Virtual SANTo use Virtual SAN, you must create a host cluster and enable Virtual SAN on the cluster. Using Virtual SAN Configuration Assist and UpdatesYou can use Configuration Assist to check the configuration of your Virtual SAN cluster, and resolve any issues.