Consider the following when configuring vSAN File Service:

  • Two host clusters and stretched clusters are not supported.
  • File Service VMs are powered off and deleted when the vSAN cluster enters maintenance mode.
  • vSAN 7.0 supports 32 file shares and 8 file servers.
  • vSAN 7.0 Update 1 supports 32 file shares and 32 file servers.
  • Mounting the NFS share from an ESXi host is not supported for running virtual machines.
  • When a host enters maintenance mode, the Protocol Stack container moves to another FSVM. The FSVM on the host that entered maintenance mode is deleted. After the host exits maintenance mode, a new FSVM is provisioned.

    File Service VMs are powered off and deleted when the vSAN cluster enters maintenance mode, and recreated when the host exits maintenance mode.