vSAN Planning and Deployment describes how to design and deploy a vSAN cluster in a vSphere environment. The information includes system requirements, sizing guidelines, and suggested best practices.

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Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who wants to design and deploy a vSAN cluster in a VMware vSphere environment. The information in this manual is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and virtual datacenter operations. This manual assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere, including VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client.

For more information about vSAN features and how to configure a vSAN cluster, see Administering VMware vSAN.

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