How does vSAN powered HCI speed up migrations?

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The problem of Hidden Costs Years ago I bought a (relatively) fancy car. for a reasonable price. It got great gas milage and I got it at a great price. I quickly found out though that the car suffered from a few problems. 1. This car required expensive parts when things broke. A lot broke Read more...

Using webhooks and vRLI to integrate vSAN alerts with Slack

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Introduction   When it comes to system administration and operations, we all know it can sometimes be tricky to get the visibility into your environments at the granularity and verbosity level that you want. No one wants a call at 3am to say a NIC flapped, unless, for example, it’s happening across 10 hosts within Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 80: Site Recovery Manager

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VMware’s Disaster Recovery software, Site Recovery Manager recently released its latest version 8.1 and what a release it was. New interface, enhanced features and several long awaited key features.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware Disaster Recovery expert GS Khalsa to walk us through whats new with SRM and vSphere Replication. Read more...

The Use of Erasure Coding in VMware vSAN

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vSAN is a scale-out, software-defined storage platform that is the key component of VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings, on premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS. vSAN is an enterprise-grade storage product that offers a number of features to ensure the integrity, security and resilience of data. Since the first generally available version of the Read more...

Single Host vSAN

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VMware recently unveiled a new Single Host VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.  This new SDDC has been engineered to enable customers to try the VMC Service for up to 30 days before making any long-term commitments.  At the end of the trial, the SDDC will be automatically deleted.  There is currently no way to extend a Read more...

MySQL on VMware vSAN 6.7 All-Flash

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One measurement of success for an infrastructure design is if the platform used can meet the demands of various applications and workloads that help drive a business. Performance, scalability, resilience, and operational agility are all top of mind considerations for infrastructure architects. Application owners, and consumers of those applications share some of the same considerations, Read more...
vSphere SRM VR

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication FAQs

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I get questions about SRM and VR every day and if the same question comes up more than once I document it in the SRM FAQ or vSphere Replication FAQ. If you have questions about either SRM or VR I recommend looking there first. Now and in the coming months, I’m going to highlight some Read more...

Virtual Volumes now supports WSFC

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One of the announcements in the vSphere 6.7 launch that caught my attention was VVol support for WSFC (Windows Server Failover Clustering) using SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. This is great news for customers still working with RDMs. WSFC clustering solutions use SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations which enables access for multiple nodes to a device (VVol disk) and simultaneously blocks Read more...