VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN aggregates local or direct-attached data storage devices to create a single storage pool shared across all hosts in the vSAN cluster. vSAN eliminates the need for external shared storage, and simplifies storage configuration and virtual machine provisioning.

vSAN is a distributed layer of software included in the ESXi hypervisor, and it is fully integrated with VMware vSphere.

Each host in a vSAN cluster can contribute storage to the cluster. These storage devices combine to create a single vSAN datastore. A hybrid vSAN cluster uses flash devices for the cache tier and magnetic drives for the capacity tier. An all-flash vSAN cluster uses flash devices for both the cache tier and the capacity tier. This architecture creates a flash-optimized, resilient shared datastore designed for virtual environments.

Supported Platforms

Minimum of 3 ESXi 6.0 host.


  • BMC Discovery 11.2 or above.

  • vCenter/vSphere credentials to log into the VMware vSphere API.

Connectivity requirements:

  • Execute vSphere API calls.

Vendor Specific Information

No known vendor specific information.

Discovered Storage Information

VMware vSAN Storage Systems Discovered Information


Pattern available with BMC Discovery 11.2 and higher only. See BMC Discovery 11.2 Release notes and notices for details.

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