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Performance Troubleshooting – Which vSAN Performance Metrics Should be Looked at First?

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  Troubleshooting performance issues can be a complex undertaking for many administrators, regardless of the underlying infrastructure and topology. A distributed storage platform like vSAN introduces other elements that can influence performance as well, and the practices for troubleshooting should accommodate for those considerations. The guidance provided below will help an administrator use the metrics Read more...

vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters

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The newest release of vRealize Operations (vR Ops) is packed with new features that can benefit any vSphere environment. vSAN is the storage system that turns the SDDC into a reality, and the emphasis on enhancing vR Ops for our vSAN customers is a clear indicator of vSAN’s success at the edge, the core data Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Health Checks – Guidance and Remediation Made Easy

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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 provides cloud-connected health checks to vSAN clusters.     Environments are constantly changing, and are subject to simple misconfigurations, or device incompatibilities and errors. Having an intelligent, cloud-connected method for monitoring the health and Read more...
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New vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vSAN Released

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vSAN customers who use vRealize Log Insight will be interested to know that a new Log Insight content pack for vSAN was released this week. Version 2.1 of the vSAN content pack introduces some changes that are worth noting for environments that rely on Log Insight’s dashboard and alerting capabilities. For those unfamiliar to Log Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Stretched Clusters and vRealize Operations

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we demonstrate how vRealize Operations (vR Ops) can introduce all new levels of visibility to vSAN stretched clusters.     The video demonstration below reflects some of the new features and capabilities described in “Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters in vR Read more...

vSAN Clusters – Considerations when Sizing and Scaling

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Advancements in the data center introduce new and innovative ways for administrators to deliver capabilities that were unheard of just a few short years ago. We’ve seen this with new ways of rendering services through containers, new layers of abstraction with network encapsulation through NSX, and new hybrid-cloud integration through VMware Cloud on AWS. These Read more...

Health Checks – Delivering a more Intelligent vSAN and vSphere

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Guidance in most forms is a nice option to have. Consider a scenario that is commonplace with people and today’s technology, where one may be almost certain of the driving directions to a destination. Even the most capable individuals will still enter the address into their phone for turn-by-turn guidance. Why? Compared to old methods Read more...