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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...

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 2

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This article picks up where Part 1 of this series left off. We will discuss the alarms and notifications in vSAN Health and vCenter Server that can be used to keep an eye on vSAN datastore capacity usage.   vSAN Health As mentioned in the previous article, vSAN Health monitors the capacity of the physical Read more...
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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...
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vSAN Maintenance Mode Impact to Object Resilience

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HCI clusters use local storage devices   Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) clusters powered by VMware vSAN consist of multiple hosts with local storage devices in each host contributing to a shared vSAN datastore. This model combines the cost savings of using local storage devices with the benefits of shared storage. However, when a vSAN host is Read more...
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Faster, Consistent HCI Deployment with Cluster QuickStart

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Build consistency and following vendor recommended best practices commonly lead to the best experience in terms of reliability, performance, and ease of management. This is the case with most hardware and software solutions. An HCI cluster powered by VMware vSAN is no exception. The challenge is there has traditionally been no easy way to ensure Read more...

Just-in-Time Capacity Provisioning with VMware vSAN

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A challenge with some traditional storage solutions is the inability to add incremental amounts of capacity. Due to a variety of requirements, policies, and constraints, many organizations will purchase a large quantity of storage capacity once every few years as they attempt to account for current and future demands. Purchasing all of that storage up Read more...

vSAN Degraded Device Handling

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Introduction While this blog article focuses more on availability, performance is certainly worth mentioning. A poorly performing application or platform can be the equivalent of being offline. For example, excessive latency (network, drive, etc.) can cause a database query to take much longer than normal. If an end-user expects query results in 30 seconds and Read more...