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Virtual Volumes: VM-Centricity and Why It’s Important

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One of the key benefits of Virtual Volumes is the ability to control provisioning and data services at a VM-level. Why is VM-centricity so important and how does Virtual Volumes enable VMs to consume resources efficiently? Essentially, with VM-centricity, Virtual Volumes eliminates a costly tradeoff that our customers have faced with traditional storage for many Read more...

SRM Protection Group Design Considerations

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When designing vCenter Site Recovery Manager environments the question of how to organize Protection Groups (PG) frequently comes up. In this post we’ll review what a protection group is, where it fits in the context of SRM and the factors to keep in mind when deciding how to organize them. What is a Protection Group? Read more...

The Future Of Hyperconverged Is Already Here

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 One of my favorite William Gibson quotes is “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet”.  That statement could easily be applied to the work Gabriel Long is doing on behalf of his employer. Here’s the story in a nutshell: he’s built a serious VSAN cluster that uses Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage™ Read more...

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...