Product : VMware, vSAN [SDS]/7.0 U1, Enterprise
Feature : Storage Type(s), General, Storage Support
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Direct-attached (Raw)
Remote vSAN datatstores (HCI Mesh)
The software takes ownership of the unformatted physical disks available inside the host.

VMware vSAN 7.0 U1 introduces the HCI Mesh concept. With VMware HCI Mesh a vSAN cluster can leverage the storage of remote vSAN clusters for hosting VMs without sacrificing important features such as HA and DR. Up to 5 remote vSAN datastores can be mounted by a single vSAN cluster. HCI Mesh works by using the existing vSAN VMkernel ports and transport protocols. It is full software-based and does not require any specialized hardware.