Domain design vSAN

VMware Validated Design – vSAN Management Domain Design

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I recently had some discussions with a customer trying to decide on some design decisions for a VMware Validated Design (VVD) being deployed. While a lot of design decisions are fairly straight forward, (The Distributed Switch is arguably superior to the standard switch) a lot of vSAN data services decisions require some nuance and understanding Read more...

vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters

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The newest release of vRealize Operations (vR Ops) is packed with new features that can benefit any vSphere environment. vSAN is the storage system that turns the SDDC into a reality, and the emphasis on enhancing vR Ops for our vSAN customers is a clear indicator of vSAN’s success at the edge, the core data Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast: VMware Skyline

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VMware Skyline is an automated, proactive support technology that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduce time to resolution of active support requests. For customers, VMware Skyline can increase team productivity and overall reliability of VMware environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Josh Lory to walk us through the Read more...
VMware HCI

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic Solutions. To meet the needs of today’s warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or Read more...

Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups

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Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip once said: “Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” As a fan of both Dilbert and informed decisions, the goal of the post is to aid in the design decisions of any vSAN Architecture. As we all know, Read more...

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO

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vSphere and vSAN now have more flexibility in ROBO use cases. Last week, vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced. ROBO Licensing Considerations Remember that vSAN licensing is separate from vSphere licensing. When deciding which licensing option to use for Remote Office/Branch Office locations several items must be considered: Number of virtual machines Number of sites Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Starts with vSAN

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Introduction VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud management to run enterprise apps—traditional and containerized—in private and public cloud environments. Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to a hybrid cloud through full stack HCI, a single comprehensive and Read more...
Tech Field Day

Join us at Tech Field Day! VMware Cloud on AWS with vSAN

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On April 12, VMware subject matter experts will join the Tech Field Day team at Cloud Tech Field Day, Cloud Field Day 5 starting at 9:30 am PT. The brain child of GestaltIT, Tech Field Day is an independent IT influencer ever that allows vendors to discuss products and/or features with industry leading bloggers, speakers, and Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption.   Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World

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According to the latest IDC report, VMware vSAN and Dell EMC are pulling ahead of everyone else in this fast-growing Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market.  At Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas later this month you’ll find out why, and learn about the products and solutions that are changing the HCI market. Discuss vSAN with Read more...