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VM Encryption using SPBM Policies

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SPBM Host-based Rules: VM Encryption Continuing the series on SPBM, 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 Read more...

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP

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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 Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP. Recently I’ve had a few conversations on VVols and UNMAP asking whether UNMAP works with VVols and if so how. The short answer is yes Trim/UNMAP work very well Read more...
Dell EMC Unity

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) on Dell EMC Unity

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As we continue the StorageMinute series we are going to go into a more specific functionality with a few different vendors. Today’s vendor is Dell EMC on the Unity platform. Each vendor and array can have different capabilities and operations when it comes to VVols. With Unity series, VVols capabilities are managed via storage pools Read more...
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 Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...
vSAN SPBM policies

Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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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 required. In the previous blog, I talked Read more...

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 Read more...

Using Tag-Based SPBM Policies to Manage Your Storage

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In this series about SPBM, (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 Read more...