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vSphere Replication Traffic Isolation

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  If you are using or looking at using vSphere Replication you may have concerns about managing and/or isolating your replication traffic. This post will walk through the available options and provide instructions for how to take advantage of them. Note that this configuration requires vSphere Replication version 6.0 or later. To understand how to Read more...
netapp

Data Fabric Meets Cross Cloud at Insight 2016!

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It’s that time of year when thousands of NetApp enthusiasts converge in Las Vegas for the annual NetApp Insight conference.  With a theme of “Data Fabric Now”, NetApp Insight 2016 offers technical updates on how customers can easily adopt flash and cloud solutions.  Of special interest will be the continued proof points on the complementary Read more...
VSAN Sripe

VSAN stripes (How, When and Why?)

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Number of Disk Stripes Per Object/Stripe Width NumberOfDiskStripesPerObject, commonly referred to as stripe width, is the setting that defines the minimum number of capacity devices across which each replica of a storage object is distributed. Virtual SAN may actually create more stripes than the number specified in the policy for reasons will will discuss later. Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 26: Migrate 2 VCSA (you should)

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VMware recently announced the release of the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m (Migration) tool. vSphere 6.0 Update 2m is an automated end to end migration tool from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2.  This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in VMware Sr. TME Emad Younis to walk us through details of Read more...
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VASA Provider DR with ONTAP VP 6.2

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In a Virtual Volumes environment, the VASA provider is a component that sits between the array and vCenter server/ESXi hosts. It provides the out-of-band communication path between the ESXi host and the storage array for VM/VVol tasks, as well as surfacing up the array capabilities to the vCenter Server. These capabilities allow administrators to create Read more...
poweredbyvsan

Options in scalability with Virtual SAN

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Hyper-Converged systems like Virtual SAN are well known for their abilities to scale out linearly. Scaling out storage performance and capacity relative to compute resources is a powerful concept. By simply adding nodes to a cluster, it allows for these resources to grow proportionally in a way that meets technical demands, while using a more Read more...