What is VMware GSS’s View on vVols? It’s the Future!

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VMware Global Support Services Talks vVols   One of the topics that come ups around vVols is supportability. How are vVols issues resolved when things go wrong, how are issues handled, and what-if situations? Instead of trying to go through the different scenarios, you should watch Brandon McFeron’s VMworld session, “GSS talks vVols.” Brandon is Read more...

AZ Failure Recovery Within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Occasionally a customer will ask if there is any risk of losing data in the event of a transient AZ failure. The short answer is no; there is no need to worry. Temporary failures such as a power outage are not terminal.   A source of this confusion is a mix of terminology. VMware and Read more...
vSAN Live Client App

#StorageMinute – VMware vSAN Live Mobile Client App

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series, where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we look at the new VMware vSAN Live mobile client app. VMware vSAN Live mobile app provides vSAN users instant insights into their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments from their mobile devices. Instead of stopping, signing into a laptop, and then logging in remotely to Read more...

Feature in Five: Stretched SDDC

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We’re back with another “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed it—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM); in this edition, we’ll take a closer look at stretched software-defined data centers (SDDC) on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC).   VMware Cloud on Read more...
Bring your own parts

Five Tips for a Successful BYO vSAN Cluster

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Guest blog author Sidharth Swami wrote this article. He is a Sr. Technical Account Manager here at VMware. As such Sidharth spends a lot of time with customers in real-world environments. Thank you, Sidharth, for sharing your time and expertise regarding build-your-own (BYO) vSAN clusters. vSAN Turn-key Appliances and vSAN ReadyNodes are Recommended One of the many Read more...

A Closer Look at vSAN Snapshots

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A frequent conversation I have with customers is how vSAN snapshots differ from standard VMFS Snapshots. In this post, I want to identify the architectural differences and how they significantly enhance vSAN performance when compared to previous virtual machine snapshot implementations. vmfsSparse Snapshots vmfsSparse, commonly referred to as the redo log format, is the original Read more...

New Guidance on vSAN Operations

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A vSAN powered environment ushers in unprecedented levels of flexibility across a variety of topologies. This flexibility leads to inevitable questions around recommended practices and guidance. These are questions that may come up prior to or during the time of installation, configuration, and operation, but the answers may not be found in step-by-step guides or Read more...

Performance Capabilities in Relation to vSAN Cluster Size

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The flexibility of cluster design and sizing is one of the key benefits with vSAN. This naturally leads to questions on the performance capabilities of vSAN relative to cluster size. Will an application run faster if the cluster consists of more hosts versus fewer hosts? The simple answer is “no” and has been covered in Read more...