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

Intended Audience

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

For more information about vSAN and how to create a vSAN cluster, see the vSAN Planning and Deployment Guide.

For more information about monitoring a vSAN cluster and fixing problems, see the vSAN Monitoring and Troubleshooting Guide.

vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client

Instructions in this guide reflect the vSphere Client (an HTML5-based GUI). You can also use the instructions to perform the tasks by using the vSphere Web Client (a Flex-based GUI).

Tasks for which the workflow differs significantly between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client have duplicate procedures that provide steps according to the respective client interface. The procedures that relate to the vSphere Web Client, contain vSphere Web Client in the title.

Note:

In vSphere 6.7 Update 1, almost all of the vSphere Web Client functionality is implemented in the vSphere Client. For an up-to-date list of any remaining unsupported functionality, see Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client.