Earlier this month I had the opportunity to participate in the VMware Exclusive Blogger Early Access Program. This is where VMware experts share news and upcoming features for products before the actual release date. I would like to thank Pete Kohler and John Nicholson for the feature briefing on the release of vSAN 8 Update 2. I’d also like to thank Heather Haley from VMware’s global communications team and Corey Romero for helping to make it happen.
[This blogpost was under embargo until 22nd of August 5:00 AM PDT (14:00 CEST)]
VMware vSAN 8 Update 2 delivers a range of new features and improvements in flexibility, performance and ease of use.
New ESA Features at a glance
vSAN ESA storage-only clusters with vSAN Max
VMware Cloud Foundation Support for vSAN ESA in VCF 5.1
vSAN file services now available on vSAN ESA
New ESA Ready Node Profiles for small environments
Support for a new class of read intensive storage devices