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Automatic Backup of VMs Migrated by SRM

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A question came across my desk a few days ago around being able to automatically back up VMs that have been migrated by vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM). After a bit of thought, it seems this is fairly simple to solve. With SRM, I migrate VMs to a resource pool at my recovery site. Why Read more...

Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN: Configuring vCenter Alarms

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VMware Virtual SAN has received amazing response from the virtualization community. Now as more and more customers are completing the acquisition and implementation processes, we are receiving more requests for operational guidance. Day 2 operations is perhaps my favorite topic to explore. Essentially the questions asked can be summed up as “Ok, I have done Read more...

Hear the Complete Software-Defined Hyper-Convergence Storage Story with VMware and Nexenta on 11/19

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Get your notepads and pens ready, because we’re co-hosting a webinar with Nexenta, on November 19, at 8 a.m. PST detailing our complete, software-defined, hyper-convergence infrastructure offering. Join this webinar to learn how Virtual SAN and file services will fit in your environment, what Software-Defined Storage has to offer your organization and how your business Read more...

vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM Walkthrough (Part 4): Provisioning a New VM

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Welcome to the next installment of our vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 walkthrough series of the new cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. So far we have seen: Introduction to vSphere Storage Policies Creating vSphere Storage Policies Associating vSphere Storage Policies   In this article we will take the next step and illustrate how to leverage Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Performance Testing – Part IV

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In Part I, Part II and Part III of this blog post series, we reviewed methods of running benchmark tests on a Virtual SAN cluster using three different methods; synthetic I/O Tools such is Iometer, pre-created application I/O trace replay files available for download, or custom created application I/O trace replay. Once you are running Read more...

Do You Need Hardware Guidance to Accelerate Your Virtual SAN Deployment?

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It has been 10 months since we released the first set of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes , which are validated server configurations jointly recommended by VMware and Server OEMs to accelerate Virtual SAN deployment. We have been working closely with multiple Server OEM partners to continuously update the list of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes. The Virtual SAN Ready Read more...

VMware is Now an Open Compute Project Gold Level Member

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Today at VMworld 2014, we announced that VMware has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Gold level member. Our goal is to actively contribute to the OCP agenda including contributing source code to the project. The OCP’s mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data Read more...

EVO:RACK Tech Preview at VMworld 2014

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Today is an exciting day! If you are attending VMworld 2014, you will hear about VMware EVO:RAIL shortly. VMware EVO:RAIL™ is a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that will help customers to streamline the deployment and scale-out of Software-Defined IT infrastructure. It is also the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware. EVO:RAIL targets Read more...