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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 119: Exploring GPU Compute

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Can GPUs be used in vSphere for applications other than VDI? Just ask your company’s data scientists, machine learning practitioners or developers if they want to compute their operations faster. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming graphics. Today, GPGPU’s (General Purpose GPU) are the choice of hardware to accelerate computational workloads Read more...
SPBM policy exceptions

SPBM Policy Exception Cases

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vSAN Object Types There are a number of different object types within VMware vSAN. The most common ones are: VM home namespace – Location for VM configuration and log files. VM swap object – Created for the VM swap file (only created when the VM is powered on). VMDK – Stores the data that is Read more...
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#vSANChat: Upcoming Events

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Did you know that we hold monthly vSAN chats on Twitter? Well, now you know! Join us at 11am PT on the last Thursday of each month with the hashtag #vSANChat on Twitter.   What’s a vSAN Chat? A #vSANChat is a Tweet Chat – basically an “Ask Me Anything” or typed Q&A session on Read more...

#StorageMinute: Data-at-Rest Encryption within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption is used to provide compliance ready encryption within the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Security has been paramount since the introduction of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. VMware vSAN fulfills a Read more...
Storage Availability Code Samples

Community Storage & Availability Code Samples on StorageHub

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  Are you looking for code samples as they relate to VMware Storage & Availability? Are you looking for an ad-hoc script to report the overall storage utilization on your vSAN Cluster? Or maybe a script to automate the configuration VMkernel ports services such as vSAN or Replication? StorageHub now includes storage-centric community generated code Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 118: The Self-Driving Datacenter

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VMware is not only a user of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI\ML) but they are also an enabler for their customers. ML techniques hold the promise to enhance and transform VMware products in fundamental ways while also increasing agility and efficiency as a business. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jad Read more...

VMware vSAN at CiscoLive!

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    Are you attending CiscoLive! this week in San Diego, CA? So is the VMware vSAN team! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the capabilities that vSAN and discuss Cisco UCS Ready Nodes for all UCS platforms. vSAN is currently VMware fastest growing product and customers are deploying it on Read more...

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...