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vSAN Snippets: Reporting Drive Location & More

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An internal request came up asking for the ability to return the enclosure location of a vSAN disk. This information can sometimes be returned from the esxcli command utility, for some storage controllers, using the following command: esxcli storage core device physical get -d <device id> The resulting output looks something like this: Having to Read more...
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Book Giveaway – vSAN Fan March Madness is here!

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March Madness is here, and for college basketball fans the NCAA tournament in March and April is the what you wait for all year. For vSAN Fans, we’re having a different kind of tournament. During the next four weeks in March and April, we’re giving those of you who live and breathe vSAN multiple opportunities Read more...

vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...
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Designing vSAN Networks – 2019 Update

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Back in 2017, I wrote three blogs that covered some common vSAN network design choices: Designing vSAN Networks – Dedicated or Shared Interfaces? Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces? I thought it would be a good idea to start out the new year Read more...

How vSAN Can Optimize IT Performance and Infrastructure

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Every day, more and more data is added to company networks. This can put a lot of stress on corporate IT systems, especially when it comes to expansion. Enter vSAN, a software-defined enterprise storage solution powering industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems. This VMware solution provides a simple evolution to full-stack HCI, broad flexibility and multi-cloud Read more...
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VMware Named a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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We are excited to announce that we have been recognized as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. VMware takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products and services. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 110: Cloud Foundation on VxRAIL

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Channel partners are hailing the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure VxRail solution as a “game-changer” that will enable faster adoption of hybrid cloud. For the first time, VMware Cloud Foundation is becoming available on Dell EMC’s market hyper-converged VxRail solution beginning in April. The new offering gives customers the industry’s first jointly engineered, Read more...
Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

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On Episode 108 of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, John and I welcomed Duncan Epping and William Lam to discuss the various VMware tools used to manage environments. In preparation for this discussion I took to social media to get a general consensus of the most popular tools VMware admins are using these days. As expected, Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 109: Fire, Flood, Blood

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Every datacenter admin has a story. A time in their career when some form of disaster occurred. This week we grab real stories from real admins of their “fire, flood or blood” story, and the lessons learned. Enjoy! Timeline 6:08 Anthony Spiteri 11:14 Dean Lewis 16:15 Ian Sanderson 19:08 Karl Widmer 22:30 Emad Younis 25:35 Read more...

#StorageMinute: Elastic vSAN

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Elastic vSAN inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service.     Elastic vSAN is an innovative new solution in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service that combines Amazons Elastic Block Store offering and Read more...