Deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Shortly after clarifying that VMware Cloud on AWS is a supported hosting environment for the vSAN Witness Appliance, there was a rush of inquiries into what is involved in its’ setup. Deploying a vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware Cloud on AWS is a straightforward process.  Since the Witness Appliance is running as a client workload Read more...
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vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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  One of the more enticing aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS is the ability for an organization to project an IT presence anywhere in the world independent of their existing operations.  From oil rigs to retail shops, edge compute is a critical component of the modern world.  Managing the costs of those edge deployments Read more...

Site Recovery Manager Configuration Export/Import Capability

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The ability to export and import the configuration of Site Recovery Manager 8.1 is one of the best new features in this release as it helps customers reduce risk and simplify configuration. It has the capability of exporting and importing the entire configuration of SRM including Recovery Plans, Protection Groups, individual VM configuration settings, inventory Read more...

Top 10 Sessions at VMworld

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The VMworld 2018 Content Catalog is now live! We’re not biased, but the HCI and vSAN sessions are going to be some of the hottest seats of the week, and space is filling up fast. If you’re sitting on the fence about hyper-converged infrastructure, looking to deploy the latest applications on cost-efficient infrastructure, or wanting Read more...

VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where 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 use the VMC Service for up to 30 days at a reduced rate before making any long-term commitments.  At the end of the 30 days, the SDDC will be automatically deleted.  There is currently Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host

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One of the more frequent questions answered by support shortly upon a customer creating a Stretched Cluster in VMware Cloud on AWS service for the first time is: What is this extra host in my cluster? That is the vSAN Witness Host.  To understand why we need the vSAN Witness Host we need to take Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 73: VMware Cloud on AWS Update

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This week’s VMware Cloud Launch is a major milestone particularly for the VMware Cloud on AWS service. VMware is delivering new capabilities for higher levels of infrastructure availability, improved storage efficiency, and integrations with more VMware Cloud services – enabling customers to accelerate cloud migration and making hybrid cloud deployments simple. This week on the Virtually Read more...
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VMware on AWS: 10TB of VMs in a 5TB Cloud

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This week we announced several updates to VMware on AWS.  Over the past year, we have been hard at work getting this groundbreaking service off the ground. The team is eager and has been working on a series of enhancements at a lightning pace. This latest release features a wide range of new capabilities spanning Read more...