SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is

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VM Encryption using SPBM Policies

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SPBM Host-based Rules: VM Encryption   Continuing the SPBM series, in this episode, we are going to focus on the host-based rule: VM Encryption. With the release of vSphere 6.5, you can utilize virtual machine encryption protecting your VM, disks, and files. Because VM Encryption uses SPBM polices, you may now encrypt individual VMs or

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Virtual Volume VVols

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (vVols) and Storage Policies (SPBM)

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will review the creation of three different Storage Policies (SPBM) for a single Virtual Volume (vVol) datastore.     SPBM allows for granular storage administration of your modern virtual storage infrastructure. Virtual Volumes allows external storage to

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Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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Next in the SPBM Series is vSAN. In today’s storage landscape, there is a myriad of choices. But what sets VMware managed storage apart, whether vSAN or VVols, is storage policy-based management. By using SPBM policies to manage your storage, the arduous and inefficient process of setting up specific storage LUNs or volumes is no longer

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Using SPBM Policies to Manage Your Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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  In the first of the SPBM series, we talked about Tag based Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). Next, in the series, we will review how you can manage Virtual Volumes (vVols) using SPBM. If you are unfamiliar with vVols, take a look at Storagehub for an overview and more details on what and how

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Using Tag-Based SPBM Policies to Manage Your Storage

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In this SPBM series (Storage Policy Based Management), we will review and explore the many options in using SPBM to manage your virtual storage environment. SPBM policies are categorized into three main areas; Storage Capabilities and Services, Data Services and Tags. Storage Capabilities and Services SPBM policies are used when datastores, such as vSAN and

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Take 20 Webcast Series: Get More Out of HCI with VMware vSAN

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In these three 20 minute webcasts, we will take a deep dive into what’s new in VMware vSAN 6.5, learn about simpler administration of vSAN and VVOL-based storage in mixed environments, and explore how to save on storage costs through server side economics and greater space efficiency with vSAN. The ‘Take 20’ webcast series runs

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vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM Walkthrough (Part 4): Provisioning a New VM

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Welcome to the next installment of our vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 walkthrough series of the new cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. So far we have seen: Introduction to vSphere Storage Policies Creating vSphere Storage Policies Associating vSphere Storage Policies   In this article we will take the next step and illustrate how to leverage

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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

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