VMware vSAN™ aggregates local or direct-attached data storage devices to create a single storage pool shared across all hosts in the vSAN cluster. vSAN eliminates the need for external shared storage, and simplifies storage configuration and virtual machine provisioning.
vSAN is a distributed layer of software included in the ESXi hypervisor, and it is fully integrated with VMware vSphere. vSAN supports vSphere features that require shared storage, such as High Availability (HA), vMotion, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). VM storage policies enable you to define virtual machine storage requirements and capabilities.