vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM).
vLCM enables simplified, consistent lifecycle management for your ESXi hosts. It uses a desired-state model that provides lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware. vLCM reduces the effort to monitor compliance for individual components and helps maintain a consistent state for the entire cluster. In vSAN 7.0, this solution supports Dell and HPE ReadyNodes.
Integrated File Services.
vSAN native File Service delivers the ability to leverage vSAN clusters to create and present NFS (v4.1 and v3) file shares. vSAN File Service extends vSAN capabilities to files, including availability, security, storage efficiency, and operations management.
Native support for NVMe hotplug.
This feature delivers a consistent way of servicing NVMe devices and provides operational efficiency for select OEM drives.
I/O redirect based on capacity imbalance with stretched clusters.
vSAN redirects all VM I/O from a capacity-strained site to the other site, until the capacity is freed up. This feature improves the uptime of your VMs.
Skyline integration with vSphere health and vSAN health.
Joining forces under the Skyline brand, Skyline Health for vSphere and vSAN are available in the vSphere Client, enabling a native, in-product experience with consistent proactive analytics.
Remove EZT for a shared disk.
vSAN 7.0 eliminates the prerequisite that shared virtual disks using the multi-writer flag must also use the eager zero thick format.
Support vSAN memory as a metric in performance service.
vSAN memory usage is now available within the vSphere Client and through the API.
Visibility of vSphere Replication objects in vSAN capacity view.
vSphere replication objects are visible in vSAN capacity view. Objects are recognized as vSphere replica type, and space usage is accounted for under the Replication category.
Support for large capacity drives.
Enhancements extend support for 32TB physical capacity drives and extend the logical capacity to 1PB when deduplication and compression are enabled.
Immediate repair after a new witness is deployed.
When vSAN performs a replacement witness operation, it immediately invokes a repair object operation after the witness has been added.
vSphere with Kubernetes integration.
CNS is the default storage platform for vSphere with Kubernetes. This integration enables various stateful containerized workloads to be deployed on vSphere with Kubernetes Supervisor and Guest clusters on vSAN, VMFS and NFS datastores.
File-based persistent volumes.
Kubernetes developers can dynamically create shared (Read/Write/Many) persistent volumes for applications. Multiple pods can share data. vSAN native File Services is the foundation that enables this capability.
vVol support for modern applications.
You can deploy modern Kubernetes applications to external storage arrays on vSphere using the CNS support added for vVols. vSphere now enables unified management for Persistent Volumes across vSAN, NFS, VMFS, and vVols.
vSAN VCG notification service.
You can subscribe to vSAN HCL components such as vSAN ReadyNode, I/O controller, drives (NVMe, SSD, HDD) and get notified through email about any changes. The changes include firmware, driver, driver type (async/inbox), and so on. You can track the changes over time with new vSAN releases.