vSpeaking Podcast Ep 150: What’s New in vSphere 7

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This month VMware announced vSphere 7 touting it as the biggest innovation since the launch of ESXi. This is a prettty signifigant release. So far the virtually speaking podcast covered part of the release in two previous episodes (vSphere with Kubernetes and vSphere Lifecycle Manager in the vSAN 7 episode) This week we weclome Niels Read more...
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Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #2 – vSAN File Services

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Setting up vSAN File Services vSAN File Services adds a critical service to VMware Cloud Foundation. Layering a distributed protocol access layer on top of vSAN's existing shared nothing distributed object store. Simplify operations and remove complexity by integrating File workloads into the infrastructure itself. For more information on how to use this with Kubernetes Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 149: What’s New in vSAN 7

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vSAN 7 modernizes hyperconverged infrastructure by providing administrators a unified storage control plane for both block and file protocols, and provides significant enhancements that make it a great solution for traditional virtual machines as well cloud-native applications. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Koehler to unpack the new features and enhancements Read more...

Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager

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vSphere 7 introduces an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and HCI clusters. Simplify Cluster Updates with vSphere Lifecycle Manager Read more...

Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services Integration

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Introduction With vSphere 6.7 U3 we introduced the Cloud Native Storage control plane into vSphere, built to cater for container based workloads that required on-demand provisioning of volumes on vSphere. The initial release catered for the most common workloads that required Persistent Volumes, namely of the ReadWriteOnce type (essentially, a single container mounting a single Read more...
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Announcing VMware Site Recovery Manager Integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware is pleased to announce the integration of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s external storage arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). The partnership enables customers running the latest version of Site Recovery Manager, 8.3, to easily protect and efficiently manage their HPE vVols datastores using array-based replication and SRM. “We’re Read more...

vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements

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Guest author Hareesh K G wrote this article. He is a Senior Technical Support Engineer (TSE) at VMware Global Support Services (GSS). As such Hareesh spends much of his time with real-world customer environments. Thank you, Hareesh, for sharing your time and expertise regarding the new capacity reporting features in vSAN 7. A simplified view Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

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vSphere 7 Core Storage With the announcement of vSphere 7, the anticipation of what’s new is over. What has been added or changed in this release? I’m glad you asked! In vSphere 7, there are some exciting new storage features and interoperability. Under core storage, we’ve added external connectivity to NVMe device with NVMeoF, shared Read more...

What’s New in SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3

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SRM and vSphere Replication have been available since 2008 and 2012 respectively. They both started as good products and have only gotten better over time. I'm still surprised and impressed by our engineering team’s ability to add significant new capabilities while at the same time keeping the core functionality solid. This post will cover what's Read more...