vSAN on a single bare metal server?

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Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:10 pm

Hi guys,

I am new to this so please pardon me if my questions look stupid or naïve.
I have one bare metal DELL R750 server that I have to set up mimicking a data center with a server, an HPC and storage nodes. I use OL8 as KVM hypervisor that runs two OL8 guest VMs for server and HPC, and I was thinking to use Starwind vSAN to control two RAID arrays that both should be accessible to both VMs. These RAIDs physically are parts of the BM machine.
All setup documents that are available on the SW website are speaking entirely about high availability, complex networking, etc. In my case none of these things are applicable. Does anyone know if the Starwind vSAN free appliance can be used in my single rack server setup? Where can I read about such setup if it is possible?
Thank you!
yaroslav (staff)
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:31 pm

Welcome to StarWind Forum.
Yes, you can use StarWind VSAN as an iSCSI-connected (soon NVMe-oF-connected) storage array!
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
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