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I need to have general understanding how hosts on vmware works and talks to SAN, how LUN is presented to VM's

is there any good article which shows how VM ware conencts to storage array s and how VM functions
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Are we discussing LUNs presented to Virtual Machines or LUNs presented to Hosts ?

Because Virtual Machines can be stored on Datastores formatted by VMFS e.g. a LUN presented to the Host.

or a LUN can be presented to a VM - e.g. Raw LUN, or RDM (Raw Device Mapping).

Both do not really have anything to do with VMware ESXi. (if you are referring to ESXi)!

and a SAN is block storage so iSCSI or Fibre Channel.

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i just want to understand basic architecture of vmware, esxi hosts, how vm on esxi hosts talks to each other ,
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This PDF is an early document produced by VMware, underlying the basics of ESXi

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_architecture_wp.pdf

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