Can a single Virtual Volume (VVol) span different physical arrays/devices?

September 7, 2018 Off By Hoofer

If you were to pose this question, "Can a single Virtual Volume (VVol) span different physical arrays/devices?" to your storage vendor or to VMware support today, you’d likely receive the following answer: "No. vSphere does not support this."

Nevertheless, with the VMware certified, universal vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) provided from DataCore, you can easily achieve that with full VMware support and without VVol certified hardware today.  Use of local discs alone, or in combination with other storage arrays as part of the Virtual Volumes datastore, would even be sufficient.

Watch this on-demand webinar to discover:

  • How to setup such a solution in real life
  • How to implement auto-tiering across different arrays