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All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI with Brocade vTM

We are pleased to announce we’ve published an update to the All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI reference architecture to highlight optimization of this solution with Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM), an application delivery controller designed for any virtual or cloud environment.

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The Power of Partnership: All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI

VMware Virtual SAN™ is a software-defined storage platform that aggregates locally attached disks of hosts to create distributed shared storage solution, and the new Virtual SAN 6.0 gives you the power to design and deploy solutions with 100 percent flash-based storage. To demonstrate the technology and integration points, VMware and our ecosystem partners—Avago, Brocade, Dell, and SanDisk—recently created a reference architecture for implementing Virtual SAN in a VDI environment with all SSDs instead of traditional hybrid configuration.

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New Virtual SAN SSD Certifications

As noted by Joe Cook on the vSphere blog, the Virtual SAN (vSAN) Compatibility Guide has been updated with several new components, including 12 new solid-state drives (SSDs).

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Virtualize & Automate Data Center Solutions with the Federation SDDC!

VMware's EVP SDDC Station @VMworld

Thanks everyone for making VMworld 2014 another successful event! The Federation Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) booth had a lot of you stopping in to learn about the EVP Federation solution with EMC, VMware, RSA and Pivotal. In addition, we saw great attendance during Wednesday’s breakout session #SDDC3280, covering what is the Federation SDDC and getting a sneak peek of the new solution through a live demo provided by World Wide Technology (WWT) through WWT’s Advanced Technology Center.

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New Tech Note: ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’

Ever wondered how to deploy Virtual SAN when there is no vCenter available to begin with? Bootstrap method allows one to deploy VSAN datastore and then can be used to install vCenter. However, this does not mean we don’t require vCenter for VSAN. vCenter is definitely key to manage the full functioning of VSAN.

Apart from the bootstrapping method, additional methods to restart a VSAN cluster when vCenter is running on the VSAN datastore are described.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.

New Tech Note: ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN’

VMware Virtual SAN technology provides  hyper-converged storage and compute solution. When you run out of space or need more compute and storage, you can expand existing VSAN cluster upto a maximum of 32 nodes.

Are you wondering how to extend the exisitng VSAN settings such as disk groups and IO Policies to a new host without downtime? The answer is vSphere HostProfiles. Developer Center now hosts the technote to show how to use HostProfiles to add new host and extend the exisitng VSAN settings to the new Host.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN‘ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.