Cormac Hogan comments about VMware’s new VSAN:
This post contains the list of items you will need to get started with VSAN. I’ll also try to highlight some best practices when it comes to configuring VSAN. First off, lets start with the software requirements — those are the easy bits. You will need ESXi version 5.5 and vCenter server version 5.5. The vCenter server can be either the Windows version or the appliance version; both support VSAN. Finally you will need to familiarize yourself with the vSphere web client if you haven’t already done so. VSAN can only be managed from the vSphere web client; it is not supported in the older C# client.
Good coverage from Cormac on the new VSAN product line. Be sure to check out all the other parts as well. There’s quite a bit of knowledge there.
Read more at: VSAN Part 2 — What do you need to get started?