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Turbocharge your HCI Career with the vSAN Specialist Badge

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Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the fastest growing areas in IT, and VMware vSAN is the fastest growing solution in HCI. With an 8000+ customer base that’s expanding everyday like wild fire, there is tremendous appetite for knowledge learning by IT professionals in the customer, partner, sales and service communities. It is with Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things

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“Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just over a week away we thought it would be Read more...

Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – Welcome to VMworld! It is the perfect time Read more...

New vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide now available

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With the release of vSAN 6.6.1 or vSphere 6.5 U1 we have put together a new upgrade document to assist you with upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1 from previous releases. The guide  provides prescriptive guidance and clarity on vSAN upgrade steps. it also includes step by step guide for new vSAN and vSphere Update Manager integrations. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 54: vSAN Stretched Cluster

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One of the most distinguishing features of VMware vSAN is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. Stretched clusters allow vSAN customers to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure. Not a new concept with traditional storage…. or is Read more...

HCI Zone – Discover the Possibilities

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VMworld US is around the corner and the VMware vSAN team couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Las Vegas. The conference will be running from August 27 – August 31, 2017 and you will definitely want to explore more about vSAN offerings at VMworld. One of the experiences to look forward to this year Read more...

VVol Replication Test-Failover with Power CLI 6.5.1

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I recently had the opportunity to work with one of our valued VVol Partners, HPE, on automating VVol replication workflows.  HPE is a VVol design partner and one of the few partners to deliver Day 1 support for VASA 3, including array-based replication. Today I’m very pleased to offer a guest article from Eric Siebert, Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 53: IT Influence

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IT organizations are faced with a tantalizing array of options when it comes to hardware and software solutions. But long before anything can ever be deployed, it has to be purchased, which means at some point it had to be approved.  This week Jeff Hunter and Pete Koehler join us to share some of their Read more...

The Top 10 vSAN Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld

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With VMworld 2017 quickly approaching, it’s time to find sessions you want to attend and build your schedule – popular sessions are already filling up. Although you have many vSAN sessions to choose from, (122 to be exact!) we’ve identified 10 sessions you should prioritize during your VMworld experience. These sessions span an array of topics, Read more...

vCenter Recoverability Improvements

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In vSAN 6.6 vSAN switched from using Multicast to Unicast for new node discovery. This was a huge improvement that improved scalability, simplified deployment and troubleshooting. This drastically simplified layer 3 and stretched cluster deployment as well as reduced configuration times in new clusters being deployed.  While upgrading hosts will operate with Unicast between 6.5 Read more...