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mission critical vVols

It’s Time to take the VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) on a Mission-Critical ride with PowerMax and SRDF/A

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Dell Technologies has a long history of partnering closely with VMware to build cutting-edge technologies designed to help customers transform and modernize their IT infrastructure. The Dell EMC PowerMax storage array, a high-end storage leader, has consistently delivered innovative capabilities to support VMware environments running mission-critical workloads. Examples include offering PowerMax as a principal storage Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast VMworld Discussions Day 0

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VMware is all set to welcome you to their first-ever digital event, VMworld 2020. Get ready for 48 hours of non-stop innovation with industry leaders, subject-matter experts, and thousands of IT professionals. Each day this week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Pete and John will be sharing technical interviews from various VMware solutions. VMworld Sessions Read more...

vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage: vVols and VCF

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In vSphere 7 U1, for core storage, the big announcement along with VCF 4.1 is the support for vVols as principal storage! You may ask, “Why is this such a big deal”? With Cloud Foundation, your management domain requires vSAN, which can easily be managed using policy-based management or SPBM. SPBM allows simplified operational management Read more...

VM Consolidated Performance View in vSAN 7 U1

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Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machine (VM) performance inevitably leads to a desire to compare the performance characteristics between two or more VMs. This typically means that the administrator must navigate back and forth between multiple locations in the User Interface (UI) of vCenter Server. While this practice is effective, it is not as efficient as Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 169 – vSphere 7 Update 1

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This week VMware announced vSphere 7 Update 1 which includes vSphere with Tanzu, updates to vLCM, vSphere Clustering Service, security, scalability enhancments, and more. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Niels Hagoort to walk us through the details of this release. Links Mentioned Announcing vSphere with Tanzu vSphere Clustering Service vSphere 7 Read more...
vSAN IOInsight

Precise Performance Monitoring with vSAN IOInsight

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Overview   Delivering desired levels of performance and availability is a primary requirement in any environment. While availability requirements are easier to maintain, performance monitoring requires a better understanding of various infrastructure components. This is incredibly difficult in larger environments with numerous workloads. VMware vSAN has continuously evolved monitoring capabilities with new features and enhancements Read more...
Simplify Operations vSAN 7 U1

Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What’s new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...
vSAN SRM Generally Available

What’s New in Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication 8.3.1

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  The release of SRM 8.3.1 and vSphere Replication 8.3.1 is the first time I’ve seen a double dot release for either SRM or vSphere Replication that had any new features, let alone three! Let’s get into what’s included in this unexpectedly significant update to SRM and vSphere Replication. Site Recovery Manager 8.3.1 Replication of Read more...