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Evolve Without Risk: Enhance Visibility, Management and Control with vSAN

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So, you’ve got your hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) up and running—great! But that’s just step one. The logical next step is to evolve simply and efficiently into a full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure so that you can enhance your visibility into management and control of your infrastructure. Enter vSAN, which can help alleviate your storage infrastructure dependencies and Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 108: Top 10 VMware Tools

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We’ve all heard the quote “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” Fortunately for VMware admins, the lack of tools is not an issue.  As a matter of fact, there are so many tools to simplify day to day operations, that it’s hard to keep track.  This sounded like Read more...

#vSANChat & #vSphereChat: HCI Admin Year in Review

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We just wrapped up our second official vSAN & vSphere joint chat! Our chat featured the best of both worlds, John Nicholson and Nigel Hickey, representing vSAN and vSphere. Our subject matter experts spent the hour chatting about life as a virtual admin, starting from Day 0 through Day 365, inspired by the Life of Read more...
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#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...

Native SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN

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In the latest of a seemingly continuous stream of enhancements, we are pleased to share Microsoft SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN.  This support has been added in the latest release of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service (1.6) and adds SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation (SCSI3-PR) support to vSAN. Initially released to the VMware Cloud on Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 107: The State of vSAN

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This week VMware published its fourth-quarter financials, beating market expectations and announcing record annual revenue for fiscal 2019. Since a big part of this success is attributed to the steady growth of vSAN, we thought it was time for a State of vSAN episode.  This week we welcome back VP of Products, Lee Caswell and Read more...

PowerCLI 11.2 Released, with more goodness for vSAN!

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PowerCLI 11.2 has now been released. The additions for vSAN include updates to some existing cmdlets. Storage Updates The cmdlets updated include: Get-VsanSpaceUsage, Get/Set-VsanClusterConfiguration, and Test-VsanNetworkPerformance. vSAN 6.7 Update 1 added the ability to estimate the amount of free capacity for a vSAN cluster using a selected Storage Policy in the UI: The Get-VsanSpaceUsage cmdlet can 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...