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VMware Cloud Foundation Migration Guide Update

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A major update to Workload Migration Strategies with VMware Cloud Foundation I co-authored with Health Johnson. This paper outlines how to at scale migrate existing workloads, running on your legacy vSphere infrastructure, into your VMware Cloud Foundation based private cloud. It covers two common migration approaches and includes live migration options for important tier 1 Read more...

2 Failure Toleration Requirements within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Recently an account manager reached out and asked. Why are customers required to use a policy that can survive 2 Failures (FTT2) when a cluster has six or more hosts? It comes down to maintaining the highest level of availability for the appropriately sized cloud SDDC.  Let’s look at this in more detail –  To understand Read more...
Feature in Five - Site Recovery Manger

Feature in Five: Site Recovery Manager DRaaS Planned Migration

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Welcome to “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled Site Recovery Manager non-disruptive testing; in this edition, we turn our attention to Site Recovery Manager DRaaS Planned Migration. VMware Site Recovery Manager is an automation software that integrates with a replication technology Read more...
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Is VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Single Socket Supported?

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Previously to VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) you needed to check if hosts where on the VCF Compatability Guide. This being a subset of the ReadyNode program was limited to fewer options that only included two-socket servers.   As of VCF 3.0, this has changed. Along with Bring Your Own Network (BYON), we no longer certify Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast ep 132: Designing and Sizing HCI

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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions have been all the rage in the datacenter but when it comes to design and sizing, it’s easy to make some of the same mistakes when moving from physical to virtual. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware’s Matt Northam to help us understand how to assess your Read more...

#StorageMinute – vSAN Enterprise Plus

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bit-size content. In this edition, we look at vSAN Enterprise Plus. vSAN Enterprise Plus With the update of vSAN 6.7 U3, it was announced vSAN Enterprise Plus Edition, a bundle of vSAN Enterprise and vRealize Operations Advanced licenses. Organizations receive the following benefits from Read more...

Feature in Five: Site Recovery Manager Non-Disruptive Testing

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Welcome to “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Cluster Quickstart; in this edition, we turn our attention to Site Recovery Manager non-disruptive testing. VMware Site Recovery Manager provides reliable disaster recovery software that automates the orchestration of failover and fail-back to reduce Read more...
vVols at VMworld

How to Get the Latest Info on vVols at VMworld Europe

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VMware and our storage partners continue to develop and support Virtual Volumes or vVols. This year, at VMworld US in San Francisco, there were several vVols sessions, indicating the growing interest and adoption of vVols. The increased focus is your opportunity to hear and learn the latest information on vVols. If you are going to Read more...

Changing Storage Policy settings within VMware Cloud

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Policy-based management is the enabling technology behind storage management inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. By empowering customers to easily align the availability and performance configuration on a per workload basis. This declarative framework is incredibly powerful, but when making changes that impact a large number of objects, we need to consider transition space. Read more...