After you have vSAN up and running, it is integrated with the rest of the VMware software stack. You can do most of what you can do with traditional storage by using vSphere components and features including vSphere vMotion, snapshots, clones, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vSphere High Availability, vCenter Site Recovery Manager, and more.

Integrating with vSphere HA

You can enable vSphere HA and vSAN on the same cluster. As with traditional datastores, vSphere HA provides the same level of protection for virtual machines on vSAN datastores. This level of protection imposes specific restrictions when vSphere HA and vSAN interact. For specific considerations about integrating vSphere HA and vSAN, see Using vSAN and vSphere HA.

Integrating with VMware Horizon View

You can integrate vSAN with VMware Horizon View. When integrated, vSAN provides the following benefits to virtual desktop environments:

  • High-performance storage with automatic caching

  • Storage policy-based management, for automatic remediation

For information about integrating vSAN with VMware Horizon, see the VMware Horizon with View documentation. For designing and sizing VMware Horizon View for vSAN, see the Designing and Sizing Guide for Horizon View.