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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 91: vSAN Conversations

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One of my favorite parts about attending VMworld is hearing from customers and partners on how they’re using VMware to simplify data center operations and management and solve real-world problems.  This episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast is a collection of vSAN Conversations captured at VMworld 2018. 3:12 Tony Reeves, Gigacast: Tony is a vSAN Read more...
Witness Consolidation

Understanding vSAN Witness Consolidation & 2 Node vSAN

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The vSAN Witness Appliance was introduced as a free alternative to using a physical ESXi host as a vSAN Witness Host. This appliance is only used for housing vSAN Object Witness Components, and is not allowed to run any virtual machine workloads. When deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance, there are 3 potential deployment options: Tiny, Read more...
Adaptive Resync

Adaptive Resync: Balancing Safety and Productivity

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Which do you choose, safety or productivity? That’s a trick question; the answer is if either wins, both lose. The balance between safety and productivity is usually referenced in the context of workplace safety. The small gains made in production by shortcutting safety seem to be worthwhile until an accident occurs. Then the gains disappear Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 90: What’s New in vSAN 6.7 U1

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VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 makes it even easier to adopt HCI and build a Digital Foundation. Key areas where vSAN 6.7 U1 provides additional benefits include the simplification of day one and two operations, lowering the total cost of ownership with more efficient infrastructure, and even more rapid support and resolution with ReadyCare. This week Read more...
VMware and Hitachi

Demystifying the Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation

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by Sunny Sahajpal, EMEA Strategic Alliances Manager, VMware VMware and Hitachi If you’re an enterprise looking to digitally transform, it’s important to prioritize your specific business outcomes first. The technical solutions should come secondary. After all, they’re there to support your goals, not influence them. Otherwise, focusing too much on infrastructure can hinder your chances Read more...
UNMAP - "Because no ones wants to play storage Jenga(TM)"

VMware vSAN 6.7U1 Storage reclamation – TRIM/UNMAP

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VMware vSAN supports thin provisioning, which lets you, in the beginning, use just as much storage capacity as currently needed and then add the required amount of storage space at a later time. Using the vSAN thin provisioning feature, you can create virtual disks in a thin format. For a thin virtual disk, vSAN provisions Read more...
Pivotal Container Service

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 89: VMworld Recap 2018

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VMworld 2018 US is a wrap. What a week it has been. From the announcements (see below) to great sessions, networking, and for the Virtually Speaking Podcast crew, lots of great conversations.  There is no possible way to recap everything that happened this past week in one episode but we tried our best to cram Read more...
VMworld 2018 Las Vegas Highlights

VMworld 2018 Las Vegas Highlights

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  VMworld 2018 Las Vegas is a wrap! The vSAN team had a whirlwind of activities: from the vSAN party to Keynote Session, to HCI Zone demos, to many breakout sessions and panels… Today vSAN has more than 15000 customers and enjoying tremendous growth just within the short 5 years it has been launched. Many Read more...

Site Recovery Manager Configuration Export/Import Capability

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The ability to export and import the configuration of Site Recovery Manager 8.1 is one of the best new features in this release as it helps customers reduce risk and simplify configuration. It has the capability of exporting and importing the entire configuration of SRM including Recovery Plans, Protection Groups, individual VM configuration settings, inventory Read more...