Consolidating your windows vmware environment storage
To access these services, VMkernel port can be configured on ESXi server using a standard or distributed v Switch.Without VMkernel, hosted VMs cannot communicate with ESXi server.It creates a complete copy of an entire VM such as storage, compute, and memory.The main difference between VMware HA and FT is: HA is enabled per cluster and VMware FT is enabled per VM.VMware is the leader in Virtualization and Cloud Computing technologies and also providing solutions in the field of network and desktop virtualization.VMware has changed the tech world from physical to software-based virtual world.FT stands for Fault Tolerance very prominent component of VMware v Sphere.It provides continuous availability for VMs when an ESXi host fails. FT is very bandwidth intensive and 10GB NIC is recommended to configure it.
Each operating system or VM is allocated physical resources such as memory, CPU, storage etc by the host.
There are two types of hypervisors The process of creating virtual versions of physical components i-e Servers, Storage Devices, Network Devices on a physical host is called virtualization.
Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine which is called ESXi host.
NAS is a specialized storage device that connects to a network and can provide file access services to ESXi hosts.
Raw Device Mapping (RDM) is a file stored in a VMFS volume that acts as a proxy for a raw physical device.