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Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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In today’s storage landscape, there is a myriad of choices. But what sets VMware managed storage apart, whether vSAN or VVols, is storage policy-based management. By using SPBM policies to manage your storage, the arduous and inefficient process of setting up specific storage LUNs or volumes is no longer required. In the previous blog, I talked Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 97: InterSystems on vSAN

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Numerous customers rely on vSAN to power business critical applications (BCAs) today; in fact, it is the top use case, with almost two-thirds of customers running BCAs on vSAN.   For the last three years, VMware and InterSystem have been working together closely, testing InterSystems Cachè and IRIS. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we Read more...

Health Checks – Delivering a more Intelligent vSAN and vSphere

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Guidance in most forms is a nice option to have. Consider a scenario that is commonplace with people and today’s technology, where one may be almost certain of the driving directions to a destination. Even the most capable individuals will still enter the address into their phone for turn-by-turn guidance. Why? Compared to old methods Read more...
HCIBench

Measuring Performance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Up until recently measuring cluster performance inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service has been a complicated affair. This is primarily due to the distributed nature of vSAN and its ability to scale-out operations. Measuring cluster performance requires several simultaneous workloads to saturate the cluster and measure top end capabilities. HCIBench has been VMware’s go-to Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 96: The Year of VDI

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If you’ve ever deployed or even considered deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), chances are you ‘ve read a blog, watched a video, heard a podcast or seen a session with at least one of our guests. That’s right, this week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, it’s the Year of VDI. We start by sharing a conversation we Read more...
ThinkAgile VX

VMware Announces Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Certification for SAP HANA on Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes and Appliances

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VMware, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure, announces SAP HANA certification with vSphere, the industry-leading hypervisor, vSAN, the only vSphere-native storage, and jointly-certified Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Certified Nodes and Appliances. VMware is committed to providing customers industry-leading deployment flexibility, empowering hyperconverged infrastructure customers to choose a solution that best fits with their IT strategy. VMware’s certification Read more...
datastore

vSAN Maintenance Mode Impact to Object Resilience

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HCI clusters use local storage devices   Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) clusters powered by VMware vSAN consist of multiple hosts with local storage devices in each host contributing to a shared vSAN datastore. This model combines the cost savings of using local storage devices with the benefits of shared storage. However, when a vSAN host is Read more...
vMotion

Reduce migration time to vSAN with svMotion / xvMotion and greater parallelization

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Speed up Simple VM Migrations to vSAN A few customers have asked me for recommendations on efficiently migrating their production VMs from traditional datastores to vSAN without disruption and within their maintenance window timeframe.  I enlisted the help of Christian Dickmann, Ravi Soundararajan, Zhelong Pan and Arun Ramanthan.  Arun shared this nugget of valuable information Read more...

VMware Site Recovery VMworld Announcements

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VMware Site Recovery – An Awesome DRaaS Gets Even Better!   Until about seven years ago, in order to protect the files on my personal laptop, I used an external hard drive, which was clunky, heavy, and slow. If you wanted a device with enough capacity, you had to go with a slow spinning disk Read more...