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Virtual Volumes

Virtual Volume (VVols) is basically a latest introduction into Vsphere 6.0 environment which has significantly change the architecture of storage part.

Traditionally into vsphere environment we are having a concept of LUN to provide storage into ESXi into which VMware administrator used to provision virtual machine into that peace of storage (LUN). In this process all vm’s which are deployed are depended into that LUN having dependency into it. Like, if that LUN having any issue like all path went down or its loosed its connectivity from ESXi or storage, into this case all its derivative vm’s will get affected. That dependency has moved out into VVol


VVol has introduced where virtual machine is directly connected to SAN (Raw area of storage), not on LUN concept. 
Architecture of VVol

In Virtual Volumes storage has altogether changes compared to old architecture of Vsphere. VVols completely change the way storage is presented, managed and consumed and certainly for the better. Most stor…