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New Guidance on vSAN Operations

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A vSAN powered environment ushers in unprecedented levels of flexibility across a variety of topologies. This flexibility leads to inevitable questions around recommended practices and guidance. These are questions that may come up prior to or during the time of installation, configuration, and operation, but the answers may not be found in step-by-step guides or Read more...
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Feature In Five: vVols Space Reclamation

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With 5 minutes on the clock – it's time for another "Feature In Five"! If you joined us last time, we video-profiled SQL Cluster on vSAN; in this edition, we'll get the inside scoop on vVols Space Reclamation. Let's get started! Today, our experts – Cody Hosterman and Jason Massae – take a closer look Read more...

Veeam v10 Backup and Replication for VMware Environments

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Today Veeam is announcing Veeam Availability Suite v10. This highly anticipated release will be covered in detail at their launch event, but since we know that backup and replication is an extremely important topic to VMware customers we wanted to bring in the experts onto the podcast. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, we Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by vSAN

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast it's all about Home Labs. Our good friend William Lam has been aggregating an amazing collection of Home Labs in the IT Community. On this episode we welcome William, Max Abelardo and Johan van Amersfoort do discuss this new Home Labs aggregated list and things to consider when Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 143: A VMC Cloud Migration Story

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VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class SDDC software to the AWS Cloud with optimized access to native AWS services. Even with all the benefits of the cloud, transitioning existing infrastructure can seem a bit scary for some. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome cloud migration experts Adam Fisher and Paul Cradduck Read more...

CNS for vSphere Inside VMware Cloud on AWS

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Kubernetes and the version.next("cloud-native") application space is rapidly evolving. Nowhere do we see these lines blurred more than within VMware Cloud on AWS. This is because the service realizes the promise of a real Hybrid cloud. It is enabling customers to achieve solutions that utilize a combination of traditional Enterprise Software (VMs) with Next-generation Cloud Read more...
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Monitoring vSAN Performance

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Determining the root cause of performance issues in any environment can be a challenge, but with environments running dozens, if not hundreds of virtual workloads, pinpointing the exact causes, and understanding the options for mitigation can be difficult for even the experienced administrator. Since a vSAN cluster is made up of locally-attached disks, there are Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 140: Back to Basics vSphere Networking

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Continuing the "Back to Basics" series, this week we welcome back GSS Escalation Engineer Broc Yanda to discuss vSphere networking. Broc explains how to get the best performance out of vSphere hosts networking, failover, and other common networking misconceptions. Follow Broc on twitter. Check out John and Broc's VMworld session Top 10 things to know Read more...