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Improved Storage Policy Capacity Management

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Hidden within the 1.12 update is a significant change in the vSAN object layout that will reduce capacity consumption when changing the Storage Policy configuration.  While this change is entirely transparent for most of our customers, we’d still like to discuss what’s happening and why it matters. Background vSAN has a series of interlocking systems Read more...

New Design and Operation Considerations for vSAN 2-Node Topologies

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A 2-node vSAN topology helps our customers address use cases that require remote or edge compute and storage due to constraints in connectivity, performance, or cost. It is a powerful topology, and one of the reasons why we see so many 2-node deployments across all types of scenarios, including retail, healthcare, and tactical. An interesting Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 175: SRM and VMware Cloud DR

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. In a world where disaster events, including ransomware, are dramatically increasing, you need to protect your data and minimize downtime. VMware delivers a comprehensive portfolio of disaster recovery (DR) solutions that let you balance the speed and cost of recovery with the criticality of your data. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we Read more...
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How to Generate an Email Alert for vSAN Drive Failure

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There are multiple ways to generate email alerts, from VMware vSAN. vRealize Operations at scale is a powerful tool that allows multicluster and Datacenter to roll up, LogInsight can generate email alerts, SNMP based alerts, and use webhooks to push alerts into several other operational tools. Also, 3rd party tools from server vendors can monitor Read more...
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HCI Economics – Upgrade vSAN to Save Money

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Upgrade Economics Patching and upgrading in a data center is something that is sometimes viewed purely as a “cost” based on the manpower required to upgrade an environment. While VMware has a lot of great options to reduce this (VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud, vSphere Lifecycle Manager), it is worth noting that by upgrading you Read more...

vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage Enhancements

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Although the vSphere 7.0 U1 update didn’t have any major core storage features added, there are some enhancements and additional interoperability in the release. VMware continues to enhance many of the prominent storage protocols to ensure performance and efficiency. We work closely with customers and partners to determine the most relevant and beneficial features or Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 174: A closer look at vSphere with Tanzu

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  Last year at VMworld, VMware announced Project Pacific, a ground-breaking rethinking of vSphere that deeply integrated Kubernetes with the platform. Earlier this year, we released VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with Tanzu, which incorporated the Project Pacific technology. While there are many VCF Tanzu customers and many customers are moving to it as part of Read more...
Announcing VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, Now Availble

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is Now Available

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We are very excited to announce that VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is now available. This is a new VMware on-demand disaster recovery (DR) offering that will be delivered as a simple easy-to-use SaaS solution leveraging the benefits of cloud economics. Based on technology from VMware’s recent acquisition of Datrium, it will enable IT and business continuity Read more...
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i3en.metal Compression Only

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With the VMConAWS 1.12 rollout came a significant enhancement to the already impressive i3en.metal host. With this latest update, we have increased the usable capacity for any i3en clusters by enabling Compression-Only within vSAN. Existing customers will see improvements in real-time as SRE upgrades existing deployments. New Clusters will have the feature enabled by default. With Read more...