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Start Off 2017 Right – Get Educated on vSAN!

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The VMware Education and Certification team is here to make sure you get the most out of your VMware vSAN experience. Whether you are a vSAN professional, brushing up on your knowledge, or just looking to get started, there are plenty of vSAN materials to help you achieve your IT goals.   VMware Learning Paths Read more...
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Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces?

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vSAN can leverage a number of core ESXi networking features to increase performance and availability.  vSAN VMkernel ports should always be configured to use more than one interface to preserve availability in the event of a link failure. There are a number of ways to configure this fail over. Which will you choose? While there Read more...
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Understanding Storage Policy-Based Management

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“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them” Steve Jobs Last night while tearing our living room apart looking for the ROKU remote (that apparently grew legs and left our house forever) my daughter asked “why don’t you just download the ROKU remote control app to your phone?” Read more...
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Introducing HCIBench 1.6

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Happy 2017! We just released version 1.6.0.0 of HCIBench. You can find the appliance and the change log HERE. In the past couple of months, the focus has been adding new features and bug fixes. This version contains the following new features: HCIBench Authentication Clear Read Cache and Write Buffer before Testing Easy Run Re-Use Read more...
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The Stars Align For 2017 HCI Hardware

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HCI is Not Just About Software-Defined When we talk about hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), we often focus on how this new model of IT infrastructure simplifies operations by uniting compute, storage, and networking under a single management interface. An aspect that’s occasionally overlooked, however, is how HCI’s hardware model also directly improves IT agility and cost-effectiveness Read more...
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Licensing Applications on vSAN?

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I wanted to highlight that a lot of questions come up asking about how to control licensing Oracle and other business critical applications on vSAN. Thankfully there are tools in vSphere to enforce and monitor licensing complaince on vSAN clusters. There is no need for storage only nodes, isolated vCenters, isolated clusters, to keep licensing costs Read more...