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#StorageMinute – Intelligent Storage Operations in vSAN 6.7 U3

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at how vSAN 6.7 Update 3 can automatically address storage consumption when temporary operations can cause less than optimal performance or capacity distribution. Different operations such as policy changes, large numbers of objects being created or deleted, or Read more...
vSAN 6.7 Update 3

vSAN 6.7 Update 3 – What’s New

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VMware vSAN continues to be the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market leader. vSAN has proven to be a great fit for all types of workloads, with over 20,000 customers.  Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA; next-generation applications like Cassandra, Splunk, and MongoDB; and even container-based services orchestrated through Kubernetes are run on vSAN Read more...
Storage Availability Code Samples

Community Storage & Availability Code Samples on StorageHub

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  Are you looking for code samples as they relate to VMware Storage & Availability? Are you looking for an ad-hoc script to report the overall storage utilization on your vSAN Cluster? Or maybe a script to automate the configuration VMkernel ports services such as vSAN or Replication? StorageHub now includes storage-centric community generated code Read more...
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Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic Solutions. To meet the needs of today’s warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or Read more...

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO

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vSphere and vSAN now have more flexibility in ROBO use cases. Last week, vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced. ROBO Licensing Considerations Remember that vSAN licensing is separate from vSphere licensing. When deciding which licensing option to use for Remote Office/Branch Office locations several items must be considered: Number of virtual machines Number of sites Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption.   Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be Read more...

vSAN Snippets: Reporting Drive Location & More

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An internal request came up asking for the ability to return the enclosure location of a vSAN disk. This information can sometimes be returned from the esxcli command utility, for some storage controllers, using the following command: esxcli storage core device physical get -d <device id> The resulting output looks something like this: Having to Read more...

vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...