RDMs to vVols

Migrating WSFC RDMs to vVols

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RDMs aren't the most popular of storage option but are widely used for many applications that require SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. SCSI-3 PRs allow SCSI commands to be directly passed to a LUN to satisfy the requirements of SCSI-3 PR used by Microsoft WSFC. WSFC is one of the more common examples of using RDMs. When Read more...
cloud native storage vsan 7

Feature in Five: Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7

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With 5 minutes on the clock – it's time for another "Feature in Five"! In this edition, we'll get the inside scoop on Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7. Let's get started! In this Feature in Five, Myles Gray walks us through a demo that goes through the new features that take advantage of files Read more...

#vSANChat Recap: vForum Online 2020

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Our latest vSAN Tweet Chat was one for the books! We teamed up with vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation and the VMware Events team to host a tweet chat as we gear up for vForum Online 2020. vForum Online is a virtual half day event that includes 44 technical breakouts, live Q&A with experts and 16 Read more...

vSAN VCG Notification Service – Protecting vSAN Hardware Investments

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The VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) plays a critical role in helping customers understand compatible hardware for VMware's solutions. Sometimes referred to as a hardware compatibility list (HCL), the VCG is the source of truth for our partners and customers, helping them sort through the myriad of hardware offerings against VMware's vast software release catalog. The Read more...
HCi adopters business continuity

3 Ways Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Enables Business Continuity

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Expected disruptive events such as hurricanes, as well as unexpected ones such as public health outbreaks or geopolitical developments require business decision makers to prepare carefully. Organizations need the agility to act decisively and respond appropriately to keep the business running in the face of a multitude of probable disruptions. From an IT perspective, this Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 155: vSphere 7 Core Storage

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The release of vSphere 7 introduces several enhancements to core storage including external connectivity to NVMe devices with NVMeoF, shared VMDKs for Microsoft WSFC, and in VMFS, optimized first writes for thin-provisioned disks. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jason Massae to discuss what's new in vSphere 7 Core Storage. Links Mentioned Read more...
vsan stretched cluster

Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience in this Interactive Infographic

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The vSAN Stretched Cluster feature was introduced in vSAN 6.1. Since then, this feature has matured nicely over the past several vSAN releases with thousands of stretched cluster configurations deployed worldwide. Now vSAN stretched clusters provide resilience to a variety of failure scenarios including drive, host, entire site, and network outages. The vSAN stretched cluster Read more...

PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

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VMware PowerCLI is a command-line scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell. It provides an array of cmdlets to efficiently automate repetitive tasks, create reports as well as be used as a guardrail to ascertain possible outcomes of administrative operations. PowerCLI is the preferred and widely used utility to manage and automate the vSphere suite of Read more...

Continuous Improvement in Simplicity and Resilience with vSAN

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When thinking about operations and complexity, look no further than the cockpit of a commercial jetliner. Modern commercial aircraft strive to simplify the operational experience while guarding against a countless number of environmental conditions and errors. When done well, the payoff is simpler experience that accommodates the underlying complexity of the operations. The outcome is Read more...

Cloud Native Storage integration for vSphere with Kubernetes

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With vSphere 7 and VCF 4.0 we announced vSphere with Kubernetes, an combination of a new control plane for vSphere operations through a K8s-like declarative control plane and the ability to deploy vanilla K8s clusters through Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. TKG and vSphere with Kubernetes offer a slightly different architecture than most K8s distributions in order Read more...