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VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS Promotion and Evaluation Guide

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Have you been wanting to try out VMware’s DRaaS offering for VMware Cloud on AWS? Now is your chance! VMware is currently running a promotion which includes protecting up to 200 VMs for 90 days for free for a limited number of customers. Take a look at all the details here and sign up now! Alongside Read more...

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

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Hopefully, you’ve read the first two articles in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. We will continue the series in this article with some coverage of how vRealize Operations Manager expands on the capacity management functionality in vSAN and vSphere.   Dashboards in the vSphere Client The latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, and vRealize Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

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As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management Read more...
Kubernetes

Why your storage system needs Kubernetes integration

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When moving to Kubernetes, or beginning to deploy applications that use Kubernetes a lot of attention needs to be paid to the persistence and storage layer of the platform. For good reason, all systems store state somewhere, whether it be a database, key/value store, etc – it all needs to be stored somewhere. When dealing Read more...
vSAN Lighting Lab

vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30 minutes

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VMware Hands-on Labs are the most popular way to evaluate new products or enhance your skill set with a product you already use. They require no installation and are up and running in your browser in minutes…completely free. Step-by-step instructions guide the three-hour trial experience and are designed to showcase the full features and functionality Read more...
Tech Field Day

Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing

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In a little more than 4 years, VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN has accumulated over 17K customers. One of the powerful tools that has helped enable this rapid vSAN adoption is Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. Converging HCI Buyers Hyperconverged Infrastructure has evolved to now incorporate all major data center functions including software-defined Read more...
Elastic vSAN

Introducing Elastic vSAN

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We have officially entered the next generation of storage in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service, dramatically increasing the size and scale of workload that the service can support, while simultaneously introducing flexibility into the amount of storage assigned to a cluster. We call it Elastic vSAN; a fusion of VMware vSAN and Amazons Elastic Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

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One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS.  This service is called Elastic vSAN and is soon available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host Read more...
vSAN Space Reclamation

#StorageMinute: vSAN Space Reclamation

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll show you to how to maximize vSAN TCO by making space usage more efficient. vSAN Space Reclamation   How does it work? VMware vSAN 6.7U1 supports SCSI UNMAP/TRIM for space reclamation from guest Virtual machines. This feature helps improve the TCO Read more...