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vSAN Deep Dive – vSAN Chat Q&A

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In our Twitter vSAN Chat with Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan, we covered the A to Z of their newly published “vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive” book. If you’ve ever wondered “What exactly is vSAN?”, everything to know about Stretched Clusters, or the vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive dedication song “Turn the Page” written by Bob Seger Read more...

vSAN Stretched Cluster for everybody

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I have always been a fan of stretched cluster solutions since VMware introduced the certification program vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) back in 2016. Who doesn’t want the ability to balance VMs synchronously between datacenters for site resilience or even site maintenance?  In my previous life working for a storage vendor, I had many conversations Read more...
vSAN Capacity Management

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 1

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vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Series VMware vSAN provides a few dashboards for tracking capacity utilization, free space remaining, deduplication and compression efficiency, and more. There are also the classic vCenter Server alarms that provide various alerts for vSAN just like other datastores types (VVols, VMFS, NFS). Last, but not least, vSAN Health includes capacity-related Read more...
vRealize Log Insight

New vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vSAN Released

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vSAN customers who use vRealize Log Insight will be interested to know that a new Log Insight content pack for vSAN was released this week. Version 2.1 of the vSAN content pack introduces some changes that are worth noting for environments that rely on Log Insight’s dashboard and alerting capabilities. For those unfamiliar to Log Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 101: vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive

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If you are a VMware administrator or want to be one, there are several books out there that will definitely help you out and should be on your desk. A few that come to mind are vSphere Clustering Deep Dive, vSphere Host Resources Deep Dive, and vSAN Essentials. This month the authors of vSAN Essentials Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Stretched Clusters and vRealize Operations

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we demonstrate how vRealize Operations (vR Ops) can introduce all new levels of visibility to vSAN stretched clusters.     The video demonstration below reflects some of the new features and capabilities described in “Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters in vR Read more...