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capacity changes

Observing Capacity Changes in vSAN

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When defining and applying storage policies to objects in a vSAN cluster, you may notice that some policy definitions will impact the amount of storage capacity consumed by the objects (VMs, VMDKs, etc.) that are assigned the given policy. Let’s explore why this happens, and what to look for in your environment. Policies and their Read more...
Cloud Native Storage Beta on vSAN

Featured in Five: Cloud Native Storage Beta on vSAN

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 Welcome to “Featured in Five,” our byte-sized yet expansive explanation of various industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled Elastic vSAN; in this edition, we turn our attention to Cloud Native Storage Beta on vSAN. Cloud Native Storage on vSAN is an expansion of Project Hathaway, which was developed Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 122: VMworld Preview

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Registration is open, the content catalog is up, and sessions are filling up fast. In just a few weeks 23 thousand of the IT Industry’s finest will be converging in San Francisco for the biggest event of the year, VMworld 2019. This week we welcome Frank Denneman, Ken Werneburg, and Duncan Epping to walk us Read more...
health checks

Working with vSAN Health Checks

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Overview vSAN Health check is a cloud-connected health validation framework. It helps ensure that vSAN is running optimally and configured according to VMware best practices. VMware recommends validating that all health checks are green while deploying production workloads to vSAN. Health checks have varying levels of importance. As an example, a vSAN network partition impacts Read more...
Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

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The post, “Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN” described an approach for upgrading vSAN in a data center comprising of several vSAN clusters. But what about environments running large vSAN clusters? How should an upgrade of a large vSAN cluster be approached? Let’s take a look at this in more detail. Standard vSAN clusters can range Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 121: State of Hybrid

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It seems like just a few short years ago the enterprise data storage market was dominated by HDD-based systems that used flash as persistent storage. Then overnight, flash storage became a high performance cure for the performance ills that affected disk based storage and the hybrid era was born. Organizations have since been balancing performance Read more...
VMware Cloud Foundation

#StorageMinute – How is VMware Cloud Foundation Built on vSAN?

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN. VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud Read more...
Clusters

Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN

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While VMware continues to introduce all new levels of performance, capabilities, robustness, and ease-of-use to vSAN, the respective vSAN clusters must be updated to benefit from these improvements. While the upgrading process continues to be streamlined, environments running multiple clusters of vSAN can benefit from specific practices that will deliver a more efficient upgrade experience. Read more...

SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...

#vSANChat: Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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We’re back with our monthly tweet chat! This month we discussed Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2 and recent updates. We were joined by Virtually Speaking host, Pete Flecha, and VMware Availability tech guru, Cato Grace! Catch up on the SRM hour below.     Q1: Can you give a brief description of Site Recovery Manager Read more...