Virtual safe-keeping may be a feature lets you configure a VM to work with physical or network-based storage as its virtual drive. You can also transform how virtual storage is presented into a VM and adjust the data amount displayed to a VM.

Managing virtual safe-keeping requires a careful balance of overall performance, capacity and cost. THIS teams must determine the best number of SSDs, hard-drive hard disk drives or a combination of both. They must also choose types of storage technology to put into action and which in turn storage remotes to use.

The traditional model of storage management is to create as well as disks on the RAID system level. This can involve immediate attached storage (DAS) to a host or networks of disks such as SANs.

A storage virtualization architecture commonly replaces this traditional storage space style by providing a central point of control for the creation and maintenance of physical storage. This central point of control can be executed within a storage controller or maybe a networked home appliance that handles and attaches to other storage devices.

Metadata and umschlüsselung: The device or software in charge of the virtualization is responsible for maintaining a regular view of all of the mapping details for the virtualized storage space, which is known as metadata. This kind of mapping details is used to translate logical block handling (LBA) in physical access for a logical storage or LUN.

Interoperability: The capability to exchange data between several devices, storage and owners is a key factor inside the operation of any virtualized environment. Host based interoperability is required for any storage area controller virtualization implementation, yet network structured appliances must support host centered interoperability to communicate with a wide range of equipment, including different virtualized storage space devices.