Online VMware Virtual SAN Sizing Tool

The new web based Virtual SAN Sizing Tool provides assistance for design considerations for a Virtual SAN infrastructure. Based on given requirement the tool provides full detailed specifications. Input parameters are split into 2 separate sections: Virtual Machine Characteristics and Host Hardware Characteristics.

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Link: virtualsansizing.vmware.com

Part 1 - Virtual Machine Characteristics

  • Number of VMs
  • Size and Number of VMDKs per VM
  • VM Memory Size
  • Failover Policy (FTT / Number of failures to tolerate)
  • Number of disk stripes

Part 2 - Host Hardware Characteristics

  • HDD Size from 300GB to 6TB
  • Extra Usable Storage Capacity
  • Number and Size of Disk Groups per Host
  • System Memory
  • CPU Overprovisioning factor (VMs/core)

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