vSpeaking Podcast Episode 67: Resource Management

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Do you design your cluster with memory overcommitment in mind? The benefit of DRS goes way beyond managing overcommitment of resources. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in author of the Host Resources Deep Dive Frank Denneman to explain some of the changes in vSphere 6.5 as it pertains to resource management. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 66: vSAN Support Insight

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VMware has made several improvements to vSAN 6.6 to improve the experience in working with VMware support. Now powerful phone home capabilities are being delivered to improve both the customer and VMware support’s visibility into vSAN performance and health. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in VMware Global Support Strategy and Escalation Read more...

Operations guidance for vSAN administrators using vRealize Operations and Log Insight

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In the data center, “integration” is more than just an advertised feature of a solution. Integration between solutions can help solve real problems, and streamline day-to-day operations for the teams responsible for the environment. VMware vSAN users have benefited from the capabilities of integration, with ongoing improvements to its collection of APIs that allow other Read more...
Stretched Clusters and Encryption Deep Dives

Getting More Out of vSAN Webinar Series: Stretched Clusters and Encryption Deep Dives

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The success of vSAN in the HCI market continues to reinforce the value of a software-defined approach to hyper convergence. While the benefits of delivering services through software instead of hardware are clear, vSAN offers extensive capabilities that provide support for mission-critical applications. In our next two ‘Getting More Out of vSAN’ webcasts, we will Read more...
Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

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Whenever disruptive technology meets well-established paradigms, it takes time for everyone to “get the memo”.  Many enterprises are simply conservative and don’t like change, while others believe that adopting “1.0” version is asking for trouble. (Hard to argue with that last one!)  Very rarely do you come across a product that is both mature and Read more...

vSAN Support Insight

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  Historically most interactions with vendor support begin with a predictable script. If the explanation does not arrive at a quick resolution, logs must be collected, uploaded, and reviewed. This process is a balance between speed (immediate triage based on what can be conveyed in an email or phone call) vs. precision of resolution (a Read more...

Replacing a vCenter server for existing vSAN hosts

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Since VMware vCenter is used as a common control and management plane for a vSphere cluster, questions may arise when determining how a vSAN cluster reacts when a vCenter server must be rebuilt from a new installation, or restored from a backup. Accounting for unplanned events is always a top-of-mind concern for data center administrators. Read more...
VMware vSAN Knowledge Base and Resources for Shared Virtual disks using Multi-writer option

VMware vSAN Knowledge Base and Resources for Shared Virtual disks using Multi-writer option

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VMware vSAN™, the market leader in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) storage, enables low cost and high performance next-generation HCI solutions. It converges traditional IT infrastructure silos onto industry-standard servers and virtualizes physical infrastructure to help customers easily evolve their infrastructure without risk and improve TCO over traditional resource silos. vSAN provides both enterprise-class scale and performance Read more...
Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

Exciting Updates to Project Hatchway for KubeCon 2017

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Unveiled at this year’s VMworld, Project Hatchway is VMware’s persistent storage and availability platform for cloud-native applications. It enables static and dynamic provisioning of persistent storage for cloud-native applications in Kubernetes and Docker swarm environments deployed on vSphere. By tightly integrating with the software defined storage (SDS) control plane in vSphere, Project Hatchway exposes a Read more...