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20+ Common vSAN Questions

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VMware’s Virtual SAN radically simplifies storage in vSphere clusters. Even though the product has been available for about a year, we still continue to get all sorts of interesting questions. What follows are the list of interesting questions we encounter most often, along with quick answers. Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Now Generally Available

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Virtual SAN 6 – you heard about it in February… thousands of you read about it in Rawlinson’s blog post… and today you can get your hands on it. Virtual SAN 6 is now generally available (GA) – download your evaluation version today! For those of you who missed Rawlinson’s blog post describing the details Read more...

What’s All the Buzz About Software-Defined Storage?

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard something about Software-Defined Storage. With every mention of the term, you may be wondering, “What does it mean for me?” Wonder no longer! The VMware Software-Defined Storage approach enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model, driving transformation through the hypervisor, bring to storage the same operational efficiency that Read more...

Discover Software-Defined Storage & VMware Virtual SAN at PEX 2015!

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Are you a VMware partner? Come learn more about VMware Virtual SAN — our software-defined storage solution designed for vSphere environments — at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2015. The sessions, like the rest of PEX 2015, will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, February 3 – 5th. Depending on your needs, Read more...

Gartner Predictions: Storage Integration Leading the Way in 2015

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Rowing crews move in sync to keep their craft moving at a steady pace – but that synchronous movement would not exist without an investment in the right hardware and the right training. For businesses, that means not only investing in the right rowers, but also in the right tools to enable athletes. And for Read more...

Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN: Automating vCenter Alarm Configuration Using PowerCLI

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Welcome to the next installment in our Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN series. In our previous article we detailed “How to configure vCenter alarms for Virtual SAN”. In today’s article we will demonstrate how to automate that configuration workflow leveraging PowerCLI. The PowerCLI code required to automate the configuration of vCenter Alarms for Virtual SAN is Read more...

VMware Configuration Guide for Virtual SAN HCL Component Updates

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The Virtual SAN Configuration Guide has been updated with new components. We recently certified 12 SSDs, updated 4 existing SSD certifications, and updated firmware information for 2 HDDs. Make sure to visit the VMware Configuration Guide for Virtual SAN for more details!   Here is a list of changes: New SSDs •  HGST HUSML4040ASS600 • Read more...

Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN: Configuring vCenter Alarms

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VMware Virtual SAN has received amazing response from the virtualization community. Now as more and more customers are completing the acquisition and implementation processes, we are receiving more requests for operational guidance. Day 2 operations is perhaps my favorite topic to explore. Essentially the questions asked can be summed up as “Ok, I have done Read more...

Hear the Complete Software-Defined Hyper-Convergence Storage Story with VMware and Nexenta on 11/19

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Get your notepads and pens ready, because we’re co-hosting a webinar with Nexenta, on November 19, at 8 a.m. PST detailing our complete, software-defined, hyper-convergence infrastructure offering. Join this webinar to learn how Virtual SAN and file services will fit in your environment, what Software-Defined Storage has to offer your organization and how your business Read more...