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vSAN Operations: Use Out-of-Band Management to view vSphere DCUI During Host Restarts

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Visibility to vSphere hosts through out-of-band management has always been a convenient way to access the vSphere Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).  Traditionally, remote management using Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) or some other method, provided the pre-boot visibility and control necessary to update firmware on the host, and see the host state if it Read more...

vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US

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As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) partners across the Americas.  Michael Dell Read more...

What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar

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We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Storage and Availability, will explore the new features in vSAN Read more...

vSAN Operations: Maintain Slack Space for Storage Policy Changes

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vSAN “slack space” is simply free space that is set aside for operations such as host maintenance mode data evacuation, component rebuilds, rebalancing operations, and VM snapshots. Activities such as rebuilds and rebalancing can temporarily consume additional raw capacity. Host maintenance mode temporarily reduces the total amount of raw capacity a cluster has. This is Read more...

DataStax Enterprise on VMware vSAN for Development

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This blog was co-authored by Kathryn Erickson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DataStax Enterprise DataStax and VMware have been diligently working to deliver on the first fruits of this partnership. Today we outline the first step: DataStax Enterprise (DSE) on vSAN for development environments, and we provide some insights into what may come. VMware and Read more...

Accelerating Towards Agile Data Centers with Supermicro

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, Supermicro. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017. By: Sim Upadhyayula, Sr. Director, Solutions, Supermicro Supermicro, along with VMware, is proud to announce the launch of Read more...

Hit Refresh on Distributed IT with the New HCI Acceleration Kit!

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HCI keeps expanding into new areas because of the incredible value created by consolidating enterprise server and storage resources.  We are excited to announce a new hyper-converged offering that will drive HCI adoption even faster…this time beyond the walls of the central data center.The new VMware HCI Acceleration Kit leverages the power of single-socket servers Read more...

Discover HCI with vSAN and Lenovo at VMworld

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, Lenovo. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017. By Tony Harvey, Lenovo Like me, I’m sure you’re all excited about VMworld 2017 whether you are there in Read more...

HPE Takes Over Vegas at VMworld 2017!

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, HPE. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017.  VMworld is happening next week in Las Vegas and for five days HPE will be at the event with Read more...

VMworld Sneak-Peak with vSAN and Western Digital

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We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued partners on a number of initiatives, including vSAN: Western Digital. This post previews some of the joint work of our companies and what you can find at VMworld 2017. By Patric Chang, Sr. Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Western Digital If I were Read more...