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Webcast: How CenturyLink Built a Better Infrastructure with vSAN

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In our May 4th webcast, hear from CenturyLink Cloud’s Sr. Lead Systems Engineer, Nilan Shakya, and the VMware vSAN team about how we built a better infrastructure together. CenturyLink, a global enterprise with nearly 6 million customers and an extensive portfolio of network, managed hosting, and cloud solutions, used VMware vSAN to create a more agile Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 42: Secondary Storage with Cohesity

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In the world of HCI vSAN helped redefine the possible in the primary storage space. Now Cohesity is looking to bring these same principles and advantages to the secondary storage space. Secondary data consumes about 80% of enterprise storage capacity and imposes a huge burden on enterprise IT budgets. Cohesity calls this the Storage Iceberg. Read more...
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vSAN Storage Policy Assigned to vSphere Replication Replicas

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VMware vSphere Replication (VR) is a replication feature that is included with vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of vSphere. Replication is configured on a per-VM basis with RPOs as low as five minutes. It is compatible with vSAN, as well as, other datastore types such as VMFS, NFS, and vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols). Read more...
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vSAN 6.6 Configuration Assist Makes Setup & Updating Easier

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Whether setting up vSAN using Easy Install, manually, or through the vSphere Web Client, once the first host is setup, there are some necessary tasks to complete the configuration. Initial tasks required include setting up a VMkernel port with vSAN traffic, claiming disks, and more. Each of these can be accomplished relatively easily at through Read more...
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Bootstrap the VCSA onto vSAN 6.6 with Easy Install

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If vSAN is configured by vCenter, how do you deploy vCenter on top of vSAN? Sounds a bit like a chicken and egg scenario, huh? vSAN is part of a cluster configuration in vSphere. To create a cluster, a datacenter must first be present, and that must be part of a vCenter instance. At least that’s Read more...
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Announcing the All New vSAN Networking Guide

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I’m delighted to announce a brand new vSAN Networking Guide. This is now published on our storagehub site. This new updated guide covers everything from support statements, the basics of NIC teaming on the vSAN network, including what options are available and the pros and cons of each approach, as well as supported topologies for Read more...
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Take a vSAN Lab, Win a Drone

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Take vSAN’s latest Hands-on Lab: What’s New with vSAN 6.5  and win a drone! Explore features like iSCSI Target, PowerCLI and more.   By signing up, you are automatically entered to win a DJI Mavic Pro drone! Our labs are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. These Read more...