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VSAN File Shares With Nexenta

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 VSAN was designed to be the best storage for your VMDKs.  But that might seem a limitation if you have a need to exposed file shares, or perhaps iSCSI targets.  That means running something else on top of VSAN. Read more...

Put another pizza in the oven, these kids are hungry

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Youth sports are all about kids having fun. They play, they sweat, and hopefully have a great time. And boy do they build up an appetite. Choosing the right refreshments during halftime, or the right restaurant after the game can be difficult. Are a couple large pizzas going to be sufficient, would a pizza buffet Read more...

Get Help with Virtual SAN Sizing

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Sizing a new cluster can be a challenging exercise, especially if you don’t know your workloads well. While we’ve always had decent rule-of-thumb estimators, there’s nothing as good as collecting real data and using the results to size your configuration. Read more...

Ten Things You Need To Know About VMware vSAN

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Updated June 21, 2017 Here’s the headline: VMware vSAN fundamentally changes the way vSphere administrators do storage. It’s a new world. While there’s a ton of good material out there, we thought we’d boil things down to the bare essentials for all you busy IT professionals. Here’s what you need to know: 1. vSAN eliminates the need for Read more...

Oracle On VSAN 6

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When VMware introduced VSAN 6, we were pretty clear: it’s a great fit for most anything that runs in a virtual machine, including critical databases. Read more...