How to successfully deploy vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1 in Brownfield deployments – This video demonstration was produced as a visual aid to the following VMware Blog posts which were provided by Rawlinson Rivera who is a senior Technical Marketing Manager in the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing group at VMware.

You should read and familarize yourself with the content contained within the above mentioned blog posts in order to understand the context of this video.

In Brownfield deployments the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance or VSA is used to create VSA clusters on existing ESXi hosts that have running virtual machines on their local datastores. In order to successfully deploy and configure a VSA cluster in a brownfield environment with zero or minimal down-time, certain configurations (as shown in this video) must be applied before starting the deployment.

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