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VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin

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Introducing the Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin, a tool designed to deliver a simplified troubleshooting and monitoring experience of all things Virtual SAN for vSphere Administrators. This plugin delivers over thirty different health checks specifically for Virtual SAN ranging from hardware compatibility, networking configuration, operations, advanced configuration options, storage device, and virtual machines. The plugin Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-in Now Available

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The VMware Virtual SAN team is proud to announce the general availability of the new VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-in. The Health Check Plug-in was created to address one of the pain points many storage solution suffer from – hardware health and configuration – and VSAN is no different in that respect. Read more...

VSAN Evaluation – How To Use the Sizing Tool – Part 2

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This blog post is the second in our series of blog posts of VSAN Evaluation using our integrated sizing and TCO Calculator. Click here for part 1 of the blog series that discusses VM profiling.   First, let’s start by explaining what a Virtual SAN Ready Node is. Virtual SAN is a pure software product, but using Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes Getting Started Guide – New White Paper

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Hot off of the press: New vSphere Virtual Volumes Getting Started Guide white paper. This new paper provides a summarized description and overview of vSphere Virtual Volumes and its components and how to configure them.   These are the main topics that are covered: vSphere Virtual Volumes Components vSphere Virtual Volumes Requirements Configuring vSphere Virtual Read more...

Virtual Volumes Webcast

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Please join us on a webcast on vSphere Virtual Volumes with Teneja Group. This webcast is an excellent opportunity to learn about this new exciting feature in vSphere 6! During this webcast we will cover the key benefits of Virtual Volumes and the fundamental technical components. As an attendee, you will also be able to Read more...

VSAN Evaluation – How To Use the Sizing Tool – Part 1

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Sizing a vSphere environment for VMware Virtual SAN is not an easy task and if this is how you look like when you approach it you should continue reading. Nevertheless, even if you already did sizing for VSAN in the past there are some nuances that you might want to pay attention to. First, before Read more...

Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes on HP 3PAR StoreServ

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In Q1 of this year we announced the general availability of vSphere 6.0, which includes a key capability to the VMware vision for Software-Defined Storage: Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is an integration framework to make 3rd party storage systems VM-aware and thereby enables control over native storage capabilities using the VMware control plane for SDS Read more...

SDS – The Missing Link – Storage Automation for Application Service Catalogs

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Automation technologies are a fundamental dependency to all aspects of the Software-Defined Data center. The use of automation technologies not only increases the overall productivity of the software-defined data center, but it can also accelerate the adoption of today’s modern operating models. In recent years, a subset of the core pillars of the software-defined data Read more...