VMworld 2012: Session BCO1159 – Architecting and Operating a VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster
In this session, Lee Dilworth and Duncan Epping will discuss the design and operational considerations for VMware vSphere® Metro Storage Cluster environments, also commonly referred to as stretched cluster environments. Best practices for implementation and design will be shared. Various failure scenarios that can occur in a stretched storage environment will also be discussed in depth, including how vSphere 5.x responds to these failures. We will cover the implications for your vSphere High Availability, VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere Storage DRS™ configuration and provide recommendations on increasing availability and simplifying operations.