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Hi Experts,

We recently purchased essentials plus licensing and have not deployed vcenter yet. We were also looking into VSAN or other small SAN, but see that Vsphere 5.1 enables the use of VMotion between datastores without having Shared Storage.

Has anyone had any experience using this feature and if so what is the benefit to a small environment to use this feature instead of shared storage?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Yes, we have clients that use it, the benefit is that you do not have to purchase shared storage. But you will still need to implement vCenter Server.

However there are far more benefits when using shared storage with Essentials Plus, like VMware HA.

See the limitations here

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc%2FGUID-9F1D4A3B-3392-46A3-8720-73CBFA000A3C.html
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