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A Closer Look at vSAN Snapshots

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A frequent conversation I have with customers is how vSAN snapshots differ from standard VMFS Snapshots. In this post, I want to identify the architectural differences and how they significantly enhance vSAN performance when compared to previous virtual machine snapshot implementations. vmfsSparse Snapshots vmfsSparse, commonly referred to as the redo log format, is the original Read more...

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...

Performance Capabilities in Relation to vSAN Cluster Size

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The flexibility of cluster design and sizing is one of the key benefits with vSAN. This naturally leads to questions on the performance capabilities of vSAN relative to cluster size. Will an application run faster if the cluster consists of more hosts versus fewer hosts? The simple answer is “no” and has been covered in Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 135: Nano Edge Computing

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Edge computing and IoT are playing a key role in transforming our world. Today, organizations in all industries are looking to leverage data originating at the Edge combined with machine learning, analytics and artificial intelligences to help improve operations, become more agile, and to capture next-generation business opportunities. To ensure success, organizations require solutions for the Edge Read more...
Common vSAN Networking

Common vSAN Networking, NIC and Switch Questions

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This post will wrap up some common vSAN networking questions and includes helpful links for solutions to network-related configuration, device selection, and device configuration. The vSAN Networking Guide on StorageHub also holds a lot of great content on this subject. vSAN Networking Update Part – 1 What should I consider when shopping for a switch? Read more...
Log Insight

What’s New in the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vSAN

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VMware vRealize Log Insight is masterful in its ability to take large amounts of unstructured log data that is all too often ignored, and give it practical meaning for a data center administrator. vSAN customers benefit from this too, with a large assortment of event log dashboards that are purpose-built for vSAN. These dashboards come Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 134: Expert Panel

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Last week at VMworld Europe the vSpeaking Podcast welcomed the Expert Panel (Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, William Lam and Ken Werneburg) to discuss the shifting IT landscape. Topics discussed 1. ROBO aka “the edge” is being redefined 2. Kubernetes for everyone? 3. What are the customer conversations these days? Links Mentioned Video: Intro from VMware COO Read more...
VUM

Feature in Five: vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM)

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Welcome back to another edition of “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—that’s right—five short minutes or less! Last time, we video-profiled Site Recovery Manager DRaaS Planned Migration; in this feature, we turn our attention to vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM). vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager To start, Read more...