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HCI as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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Working remotely through the use of virtual desktops is more prevalent than ever before. As an example, I just saw my daughter writing SQL queries for a class she is taking online at Ohio University. She is logging on to a VMware Horizon virtual desktop from her MacBook Pro to securely access a Windows desktop Read more...

vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements

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Guest author Hareesh K G wrote this article. He is a Senior Technical Support Engineer (TSE) at VMware Global Support Services (GSS). As such Hareesh spends much of his time with real-world customer environments. Thank you, Hareesh, for sharing your time and expertise regarding the new capacity reporting features in vSAN 7. A simplified view Read more...
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Five Tips for a Successful BYO vSAN Cluster

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Guest blog author Sidharth Swami wrote this article. He is a Sr. Technical Account Manager here at VMware. As such Sidharth spends a lot of time with customers in real-world environments. Thank you, Sidharth, for sharing your time and expertise regarding build-your-own (BYO) vSAN clusters. vSAN Turn-key Appliances and vSAN ReadyNodes are Recommended One of the many Read more...
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VMware vSAN Live Mobile Client App

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The ability to perform monitoring tasks from mobile devices is becoming more prevalent. Especially as we increasingly move toward a hybrid cloud model with infrastructure distributed across data centers, edge locations, and in the cloud. Considering the momentum of Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN, it only makes sense that we have monitoring capabilities for Read more...

vSAN Cluster Remediation Settings

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This post comes from a guest blogger, Stijn Depril, @sdepril on Twitter. He is a VMware Senior Specialist SE for HCI that covers the BeNeLux region of EMEA. As you might imagine, he spends quite a bit of time working with our vSAN customers in this area. Thank you, Stijn, for taking a break from your Read more...
vSAN 6.7 U3 is Generally Available

VMware vSAN 6.7 U3 is Generally Available

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Download vSAN 6.7 U3 VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3 (U3) is generally available to download! vSAN 6.7 U3 delivers container-ready infrastructure through Cloud Native Storage (CNS) to support agile, next-gen application development; enhancements to management for consistent operations across hybrid clouds; under-the-hood performance improvements; and a new vSAN Enterprise Plus edition, which includes vRealize Operations to enable self-driving operations, intelligent Read more...
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10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSAN 6.7

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Newer versions of software usually bring a combination of new features, bug fixes, and “under-the-hood” improvements. VMware vSAN 6.7 is no exception. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) environments running older versions of vSAN such as 6.0, 6.2, and 6.5 will benefit from these enhancements after upgrading to the latest version. This article covers 10 reasons to get Read more...
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New VMware vSAN 6.7 Specialist Exam

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  HCI powered by vSAN forms the cornerstone for today’s modern data center on-premises and in the cloud. As with any structure, building a solid foundation is key to the integrity of a structure. Therefore, it is important to ensure those individuals designing and building the foundation get it right. Those with the right skills Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Starts with vSAN

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Introduction VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management to run enterprise apps—traditional and containerized—in private and public cloud environments. Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to a hybrid cloud through full stack HCI, a single comprehensive and Read more...

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

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Hopefully, you’ve read the first two articles in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. We will continue the series in this article with some coverage of how vRealize Operations Manager expands on the capacity management functionality in vSAN and vSphere.   Dashboards in the vSphere Client The latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, and vRealize Read more...