vSAN Design Considerations – Deduplication and Compression

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The post "Write Buffer Sizing in vSAN when Using the Very Latest Hardware" described many of the basics around vSAN's implementation of a two-tier storage system, and how hardware can change the performance of the system. How do software-related settings such as deduplication and compression impact performance? Let's step through what it is, how it Read more...
VMware Horizon VDI on vSAN

Announcing Intel Select Solution for VMware Horizon VDI on vSAN

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VMware is excited to announce a new solution from Intel that brings together VMware's superior software and Intel's cutting-edge technology through the Intel Select Solutions Brand. Intel Select Solutions for VMware Horizon VDI on vSAN can help simplify your VDI deployment while employing a best-in-class hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) experience. In today's environment, the sudden increase Read more...

Using vVols with CNS

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Virtual Volumes or vVols enables your existing storage array capabilities to be managed via SPBM policies and applied at a VM or VM disk level, all while existing in a single vVols datastore that correlates to a storage container on the array. The Guest OS file system is the native FS on the vVol itself. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 159: vSphere Lifecycle Manager

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vSphere and vSAN 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) is the next-generation replacement to vSphere Update Manager (VUM), and is built off of a desired-state, or declarative model that provides lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of Read more...

Hardware Compatibility Checks in vLCM

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vSphere/vSAN 7 introduced a few new enhancements to hardware compatibility for VMware customers, vSAN VCG Notification Services, and integrated hardware compatibility checks with vSphere Lifecycle Manager vLCM. Pete Koehler recently wrote an article discussing the new vSAN VCG Notification Services. This article will discuss the integrated vSAN hardware compatibility checks in vSphere Lifecycle Manager vLCM. Read more...

HCI as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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Working remotely through the use of virtual desktops is more prevalent than ever before. As an example, I just saw my daughter writing SQL queries for a class she is taking online at Ohio University. She is logging on to a VMware Horizon virtual desktop from her MacBook Pro to securely access a Windows desktop Read more...
Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX

Announcing the Release of the Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN Appliance, a VMware Global Partner Appliance

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VMware is pleased to announce the first entrant in the newly created Global Partner Appliance category, the Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN Appliance. VMware vSAN has the industry’s largest HCI ecosystem, and recently introduced a new category, the Global Partner Appliance, to recognize partners that have added value on top of their ReadyNodes, or jointly-certified Read more...
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vSAN Global Partner Appliances – A Simplified Approach to VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

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Customers have had two choices for HCI in their private data centers: vSAN ReadyNodes, or jointly-certified servers, and a jointly engineered system, Dell EMC VxRail. vSAN ReadyNodes offer customers the greatest deployment option flexibility to build an HCI cluster that meets their specific needs, with over 15 server OEMs offering over 500 ReadyNodes, from hybrid Read more...
Manage Storage Policy Profiles

Introducing Managed Storage Policy Profiles

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The VMware Cloud on AWS service continues to simplify operations, allowing customers to focus on value-generating work. Enthused by the service's ability to deliver a production-ready vSphere environment, we've had some customers challenging us to do even more. They are demanding that VMware simplify the stack further so that teams can continue to shift into Read more...