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vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage: vVols and VCF

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In vSphere 7 U1, for core storage, the big announcement along with VCF 4.1 is the support for vVols as principal storage! You may ask, “Why is this such a big deal”? With Cloud Foundation, your management domain requires vSAN, which can easily be managed using policy-based management or SPBM. SPBM allows simplified operational management Read more...

VM Consolidated Performance View in vSAN 7 U1

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Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machine (VM) performance inevitably leads to a desire to compare the performance characteristics between two or more VMs. This typically means that the administrator must navigate back and forth between multiple locations in the User Interface (UI) of vCenter Server. While this practice is effective, it is not as efficient as Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 169 – vSphere 7 Update 1

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This week VMware announced vSphere 7 Update 1 which includes vSphere with Tanzu, updates to vLCM, vSphere Clustering Service, security, scalability enhancments, and more. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Niels Hagoort to walk us through the details of this release. Links Mentioned Announcing vSphere with Tanzu vSphere Clustering Service vSphere 7 Read more...
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Precise Performance Monitoring with vSAN IOInsight

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Overview   Delivering desired levels of performance and availability is a primary requirement in any environment. While availability requirements are easier to maintain, performance monitoring requires a better understanding of various infrastructure components. This is incredibly difficult in larger environments with numerous workloads. VMware vSAN has continuously evolved monitoring capabilities with new features and enhancements Read more...
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Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What's new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...
Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

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vSAN 7 Update 1 introduces a shared witness option for 2-node cluster configurations. The ability to use the same witness host/virtual appliance for multiple 2-node clusters is cost-efficient in terms of physical resources, manageability, design, and operations. It also saves you valuable time from not having to deploy and setup multiple witness hosts for each Read more...
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Lifecycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Lifycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 U1   vSphere 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and Read more...