Everyone hears about VMware’s Virtual SAN and how awesome it is. It’s a very compelling offering and is only overshadowed by their software defined networking solution NSX.

The biggest hurdle: how to get started.

The truth is it’s extremely simple to enable and start using, but that’s not the “getting started” I’m talking about. I wanted to cover off some things to think about when you’ve decided you’re going down the VSAN path.

How do you know how many IOPS to expect, or how much storage you will have or need, should you go hybrid or all flash, and what resiliency or protection options you have, and the impact of those.

First things first: Hybrid or All Flash?

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