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MySQL on VMware vSAN 6.7 All-Flash

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One measurement of success for an infrastructure design is if the platform used can meet the demands of various applications and workloads that help drive a business. Performance, scalability, resilience, and operational agility are all top of mind considerations for infrastructure architects. Application owners, and consumers of those applications share some of the same considerations, Read more...
vSAN Cisco Live

Don’t Miss the VMware vSAN Session at Cisco Live!

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  Are you planning to attend Cisco LIVE US this year? So is the VMware vSAN team! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the capabilities that vSAN has to offer. Find us at Cisco Live!   THE VMWARE BOOTH Stop by to talk to our vSAN experts and demo the product! Read more...
vSphere SRM VR

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication FAQs

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I get questions about SRM and VR every day and if the same question comes up more than once I document it in the SRM FAQ or vSphere Replication FAQ. If you have questions about either SRM or VR I recommend looking there first. Now and in the coming months, I’m going to highlight some Read more...

Virtual Volumes now supports WSFC

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One of the announcements in the vSphere 6.7 launch that caught my attention was VVol support for WSFC (Windows Server Failover Clustering) using SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. This is great news for customers still working with RDMs. WSFC clustering solutions use SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations which enables access for multiple nodes to a device (VVol disk) and simultaneously blocks Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host

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One of the more frequent questions answered by support shortly upon a customer creating a Stretched Cluster in VMware Cloud on AWS service for the first time is: What is this extra host in my cluster? That is the vSAN Witness Host.  To understand why we need the vSAN Witness Host we need to take Read more...
Modern Backup Strategy

Designing for Performance

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Customers often times want a fast system, and rightfully so.  But what is fast anyway?  How do you define it, and how do you measure it?  “Performance” is a term that is quite subjective if not properly defined, and appropriately measured. When it comes to performance expectations what defines success?  This week on the Virtually Read more...

vSAN Degraded Device Handling

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Introduction While this blog article focuses more on availability, performance is certainly worth mentioning. A poorly performing application or platform can be the equivalent of being offline. For example, excessive latency (network, drive, etc.) can cause a database query to take much longer than normal. If an end-user expects query results in 30 seconds and Read more...
secure hyperconverged infrastructure for GDPR

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Takes on GDPR Concerns

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The General Data Protection Regulation—or simply GDPR to anyone who has been caught up in the mad rush to meet today’s new European Union (EU) requirements—is a new law on data protection and privacy that directly impacts how organizations in the EU store data. Note the key words there: data and storage! GDPR, along with Read more...