Administering VMware Virtual SAN describes how to configure, manage, and monitor a VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) cluster in a VMware vSphere® environment. In addition, Administering VMware Virtual SAN explains how to organize the local physical storage resources that serve as storage capacity devices in a Virtual SAN cluster, define storage policies for virtual machines deployed to Virtual SAN datastores, and manage failures in a Virtual SAN cluster.

Intended Audience

This information is for experienced virtualization administrators who are familiar with virtualization technology, day-to-day data center operations, and Virtual SAN concepts.

vSphere Client HTML5 for Virtual SAN

The vSphere Client is a new HTML5-based client that ships with vCenter Server alongside the vSphere Web Client. The new vSphere Client uses many of the same interface terminologies, topologies, and workflows as the vSphere Web Client. However, the vSphere Client does not support Virtual SAN. Users of Virtual SAN should continue to use the vSphere Web Client for those processes.

Note: Not all functionality in the vSphere Web Client has been implemented for the vSphere Client in the vSphere 6.5 release. For an up-to-date list of unsupported functionality, see Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client Guide at