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vSAN 6.7 Update 1 Is Now Generally Available

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We’re thrilled to announce vSAN 6.7 Update 1 is generally available and share key announcements for VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, including hybrid cloud leadership and expansion of the HCI ecosystem. The HCI market continues to evolve; when VMware vSAN launched in 2014, HCI primarily focused on modernizing core data centers’ compute and storage resources. Five years Read more...

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

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VMware vSAN is the market leader in HCI. One of the many driving forces that has helped solidify this position, is the rapid and continuous pace of innovation. VMware has always given customers the power of choice, and this continues into the hybrid cloud era. VMware’s digital foundation gives customers the ability, and flexibility to Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 93: Simon Says

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This week we dig into the vSpeaking vault and share an interview that John captured while in the land down under filled with snakes and poisonous things! We discuss why Australia is so virtualized, and also where the snark behind TheRegister’s APAC editor comes from. 4:27 John Interviews Simon Sharwood 5:57 Writing for the Register: Read more...

Dell EMC and VMware HCI: Data Protection for VxRail and Cloud

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Authored by Colin Durocher, Consultant, Product Management, Dell EMC Data Protection Division   Accelerating data appropriation from Edge to Core to Cloud, customers more and more frequently achieve SLOs for business-critical data by leveraging Dell EMC and VMware’s industry-leading Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI). And pairing these with Dell EMC’s Data Protection solutions, customers not only reduce cost Read more...
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VMware Update Manager Firmware Updates in vSAN 6.7 U1

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vSAN HCI lifecycle management improvements Updates are an essential part of the day to day operations in a data center. VMware has been focused on making updates to a vSAN cluster as effortless as possible. vSAN 6.7 U1 centralizes all updating of vSAN and associated hardware through VMware Update Manager or VUM. This means that Read more...

Deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Shortly after clarifying that VMware Cloud on AWS is a supported hosting environment for the vSAN Witness Appliance, there was a rush of inquiries into what is involved in its’ setup. Deploying a vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware Cloud on AWS is a straightforward process.  Since the Witness Appliance is running as a client workload Read more...

More vSAN Cmdlets in PowerCLI 11!

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There’s a new release of PowerCLI, and it includes some more vSAN goodness! We’ve added some capabilities previously found in the Ruby vSphere Console and have also updated a couple of the existing modules   The new and updated cmdlets include: Get-VsanObject makes it easy to get information about a vSAN Object or a VM’s Read more...
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VVols & vSAN Interoperability: The Key to Integrating AFAs, HCI and Public Cloud

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Authored by Vaughn Stewart, VP, Technology Alliance Partners, Pure Storage, Inc.   All-Flash Arrays, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, and the Public Cloud – the three building blocks underpinning IT infrastructure modernization efforts. Individually each architecture provides tremendous advantages; however, collectively they can be a challenge to integrate into a comprehensive hybrid cloud strategy. VMware vSphere provides customers the Read more...
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Understanding Mixed MTU support in Stretched & 2 Node vSAN 6.7 U1 clusters with Witness Traffic Separation

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Witness Traffic Separation introduced the ability to tag “witness” traffic on an alternate VMkernel interface on vSAN data nodes. Witness Traffic Separation is the feature that enabled 2 Node “Direct Connect” in vSAN 6.5, and was also added to later editions of vSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 3 & higher). Some additional logic was added Read more...
VMworld Europe 2018

Top HCI Sessions at VMworld 2018 Europe!

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The VMworld 2018 Europe Content Catalog is live! VMworld US was a huge success for vSAN and we are looking forward to continuing it at VMworld Europe! HCI powered by vSAN will be represented by the Showcase Keynote, Breakout sessions, Panel Discussions, and Quick Talks. There is a lot of engaging content you wouldn’t want to miss and here is Read more...