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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...
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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...
VMworld 2016

Virtual SAN Availability Blog Series

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60 Minutes is Not Enough Availability was a very popular topic at VMworld 2016 U.S. The conference featured many breakout sessions covering VMware storage and availability solutions including Virtual SAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. One of these sessions, STO8179 – Understanding the Availability Features of Virtual SAN, was delivered by GS Khalsa and I. Most Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 25: VMworld Debrief

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VMworld 2016 US is in the books!  Last week on the vSpeaking Podcast we brought in VMware’s Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to preview VMworld 2016 and so we thought it would only be fitting to bring them back in for a special VMworld 2016 debrief episode. This episode is packed with session reviews, attendee interviews and even Read more...