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The Prize of the IT Generalist

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A lot was written last year about the rise of the IT generalist who can bridge the isolated worlds of servers, storage, networks, and even applications. Generalists help companies respond quickly to IT needs that span disciplines. And for companies looking to digitally transform their business, the IT generalist offers a new path to agile Read more...
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Designing vSAN networks – Dedicated or Shared Interfaces?

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Every week my top vSAN questions tend to concentrate around networking design. A lot of questions center on if it is ok to share physical interfaces for multiple purposes. Do I need dedicated interfaces for vSAN? In talking to customers a little more than half choose to put other traffic classes (Virtual machine, Management, vMotion etc) on Read more...
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OVF Choices When Deploying vSphere Replication 6.5

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VMware vSphere Replication 6.5 is the latest version of vSphere Replication (VR) released with vSphere 6.5, vCenter Server 6.5, and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.5. VR is a host-based virtual machine (VM) replication solution that works with nearly any storage type supported by vSphere. VR is deployed as a virtual appliance using an Open Virtualization Read more...
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How fast can you recover 1000 VMs with SRM?

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To answer the question in the title, very fast. Here is a 2 minute video I recently recorded showing SRM recovering 1000 VMs in less than 26 minutes. This was done with SRM 6.5, vSphere Replication 6.5 and vSAN 6.5. It isn’t so much to show what results you will achieve, rather what vSphere, vSAN, vCenter, Read more...
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Start Off 2017 Right – Get Educated on vSAN!

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The VMware Education and Certification team is here to make sure you get the most out of your VMware vSAN experience. Whether you are a vSAN professional, brushing up on your knowledge, or just looking to get started, there are plenty of vSAN materials to help you achieve your IT goals.   VMware Learning Paths Read more...
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Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces?

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vSAN can leverage a number of core ESXi networking features to increase performance and availability.  vSAN VMkernel ports should always be configured to use more than one interface to preserve availability in the event of a link failure. There are a number of ways to configure this fail over. Which will you choose? While there Read more...
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Understanding Storage Policy-Based Management

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“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them” Steve Jobs Last night while tearing our living room apart looking for the ROKU remote (that apparently grew legs and left our house forever) my daughter asked “why don’t you just download the ROKU remote control app to your phone?” Read more...