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XCubeSAN and XCubeFAS Support Clustered VMDK in ESXi 7.0 Simplify the Configuration

March  29 , 2022

Taipei City, Taiwan – March 29, 2022 - QSAN Technology, Inc., a global leading brand in storage solutions, today is pleased to announce that both QSAN SAN/FAS product lines, including XCubeSAN and XCubeFAS support clustered VMDK feature in ESXi 7.0 or later to accelerate the configuration process. 

Supporting clustered VMDK simplified the process of VM application environment when setting up WSFC. You can now migrate and delete those RDMs created in your environment to handle failover clusters, allowing these Windows VMs to access VMware's unified and simplified virtual disk management.

We’ve verified the random IOPS and throughput through the IOmeter benchmark. The result shows that the read and write throughput are much higher than traditional RDMs.

For more details please refer to: VMware Clustered VMDK Application Note

In ESXi 7.0, the WSFC configuration supports clustered VMDK on VMFS datastore. It simplifies the process of VM application environment. QSAN storage follows in VMware's footsteps, supports clustered VMDKs. In terms of performance results, using clustered VMDK also has better throughput behavior. QSAN storage is an ideal solution for building Windows cluster architecture. Although there are some limitations for using VMDK, users can avoid them when planning.

How to enable clustered VMDK and configuration

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