vLCM on HPE

vSphere Lifecycle Manager on HPE

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One of the more exciting new features from vSphere/vSAN 7 is vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vLCM is a powerful new approach to simplified consistent lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware for the servers powering your datacenter. I recently had the opportunity to deploy and test vLCM on HPE Read more...
HPE vSAN readynodes

Announcing Integrated HPE vSAN ReadyNodes on HPE ProLiant DL360, HPE ProLiant DL380 and HPE ProLiant DL325

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Today, VMware is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to deliver a superior hyperconverged infrastructure customer experience with the Integrated HPE vSAN ReadyNodes. IT organizations are more integral to business success than ever before, and their projects assist development of new products and services to drive top line growth. In order Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 158: vSAN File Services

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Recently VMware has made several announcements pertaining to vSphere 7, vSAN 7, VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and of course the Tanzu portfolio. The majority of these announcements tie in very deeply with the overall VMware company vision which is any application on any cloud on any device. You may have noticed that VMware has placed Read more...

VMware vSAN Reduces Complexity, Cost & Improves Performance

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Given a rapidly-evolving technology landscape, ever-present cybersecurity risks and underperforming, overly-complex legacy systems, many organizations are turning to VMware Cloud Foundation powered by VMware vSAN to simplify and automate operations. It allows the IT department to deliver high-performing network infrastructure day in, day out. Such was the case at Xavier University of Louisiana, a HBCU Read more...
RDMs to vVols

Migrating WSFC RDMs to vVols

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RDMs aren't the most popular of storage option but are widely used for many applications that require SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. SCSI-3 PRs allow SCSI commands to be directly passed to a LUN to satisfy the requirements of SCSI-3 PR used by Microsoft WSFC. WSFC is one of the more common examples of using RDMs. When Read more...
cloud native storage vsan 7

Feature in Five: Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7

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With 5 minutes on the clock – it's time for another "Feature in Five"! In this edition, we'll get the inside scoop on Cloud Native Storage in vSAN 7. Let's get started! In this Feature in Five, Myles Gray walks us through a demo that goes through the new features that take advantage of files Read more...

#vSANChat Recap: vForum Online 2020

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Our latest vSAN Tweet Chat was one for the books! We teamed up with vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation and the VMware Events team to host a tweet chat as we gear up for vForum Online 2020. vForum Online is a virtual half day event that includes 44 technical breakouts, live Q&A with experts and 16 Read more...

vSAN VCG Notification Service – Protecting vSAN Hardware Investments

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The VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) plays a critical role in helping customers understand compatible hardware for VMware's solutions. Sometimes referred to as a hardware compatibility list (HCL), the VCG is the source of truth for our partners and customers, helping them sort through the myriad of hardware offerings against VMware's vast software release catalog. The Read more...
HCi adopters business continuity

3 Ways Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Enables Business Continuity

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Expected disruptive events such as hurricanes, as well as unexpected ones such as public health outbreaks or geopolitical developments require business decision makers to prepare carefully. Organizations need the agility to act decisively and respond appropriately to keep the business running in the face of a multitude of probable disruptions. From an IT perspective, this Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 155: vSphere 7 Core Storage

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The release of vSphere 7 introduces several enhancements to core storage including external connectivity to NVMe devices with NVMeoF, shared VMDKs for Microsoft WSFC, and in VMFS, optimized first writes for thin-provisioned disks. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jason Massae to discuss what's new in vSphere 7 Core Storage. Links Mentioned Read more...