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A new vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Virtual SAN

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Attention Virtual SAN (VSAN) users. A new Log Insight content pack has just been released specifically for Virtual SAN. For those of you not familiar with Log Insight, this product does automated log management through log analytics, aggregation and search. It allows administrators to analyze terabytes of logs, perform smart parsing to discover structure in Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster: Bandwidth Sizing Guidance

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Hot off the press!! We just released a VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster Bandwidth Sizing Guidance document. This document explains how to size bandwidth requirements for Virtual SAN in Stretched Cluster configurations. Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster configurations can be spread across distances, provided bandwidth and latency requirements are met. Note: This document only covers Read more...

Spiceworks Video Meetup: Register Today!

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Back in 2009, blade servers looked like the architecture of the future. Fast-forward six years, and the blade market seems stuck in neutral, and now hyperconverged infrastructure is the newest kid on the block.   Is it time to put blade architecture to bed? Or are there still situations when it makes sense? And how Read more...

Virtual SAN Performance Testing Done by StorageReview.Com

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You might have seen the 6-part VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 review from StorageReview.com, an independent 3rd party – if not, we’re giving you a chance now. Chock-full of technical information and tips for configuration, performance optimization, and testing, this series of articles is invaluable if you’re considering Virtual SAN. Let’s dive in! VMware Virtual SAN Read more...

Crash Consistent Backups and Database Cloning with Virtual Volumes

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By Sudhir Balasubramanian (Senior Solutions Architect – Data Platforms) and Mohan Potheri (Senior Solutions Architect) In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes Read more...

Datacenter Complexity: Fixing Compute and Storage

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Datacenters are complicated and have lots of moving parts. Virtualization has delivered a great deal of value due to density and agility, but it sits atop complex, expensive hardware. We can fix that with some clever redesign and software, making it much simpler. We can also make it more reliable, scale better, perform better, and Read more...

Building DR Data Center One Step at a Time

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EL Dorado County is a rural county in California that spans from the Sierra foothills to the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Severe fires brought about by a long-standing drought coupled with risks of earthquakes and other natural disasters made effective disaster recovery strategy a must for the El Dorado County IT organization.   Read more...

Getting Ready for Virtual Volumes

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At VMworld this year one of the most common questions I was asked was “how can I get started with vVols”? In this blog we’ll cover a couple of key things you can do to get ready for vVols. Taking vVols for a Test Drive Hands-On For those of you wishing to get a hands-on Read more...

An important KB for VSAN Stretched Cluster

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Today we released a very important KB article, KB 2135952, for VSAN stretched cluster. It informs customers on how to handle a split partition/network partition scenario on a VSAN stretched cluster. The reason we released the KB was as follows: In the event of a split-brain scenario in a VSAN stretched cluster, where the two Read more...