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...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 111: Cloud Conversations

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https://media.zencast.fm/virtually-speaking-podcast/111.mp3 Organizations consume cloud in many different ways, whether Platform, Software, Infrastructure or even DR as a Service. This week we welcome back Frank Denneman to discuss cloud mobility, multi-cloud operations, bursting and other cloud solutions available. Frank is currently working for the Office of the CTO in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware which Read more...

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP

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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 Virtual Volumes (VVols) and UNMAP. Recently I’ve had a few conversations on VVols and UNMAP asking whether UNMAP works with VVols and if so how. The short answer is yes Trim/UNMAP work very well Read more...

“Kickstart” your vSAN journey with 3 for 2

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Many small to medium businesses with tight IT budgets and staffing constraints would relish the opportunity to refresh their IT infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologies. With data growing exponentially, there is a renewed focus on having a flexible yet resilient storage system to meet business needs. However, cost and operational overhead are two Read more...
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Mixed Workloads on VMware vSAN for Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange

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VMware vSAN has been proven to accommodate various workloads, business-critical applications like Oracle, Exchange, and SAP; Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Remote and Branch Office, etc. with both performance and high availability ensurance. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous application can be consolidated together within single cluster on VMware vSAN platform, which helps simplify management, improve operational flexibility, maximize Read more...

vSAN Snippets: Reporting Drive Location & More

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An internal request came up asking for the ability to return the enclosure location of a vSAN disk. This information can sometimes be returned from the esxcli command utility, for some storage controllers, using the following command: esxcli storage core device physical get -d <device id> The resulting output looks something like this: Having to Read more...
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Book Giveaway – vSAN Fan March Madness is here!

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CONTEST IS CLOSED.  The contest is closed but we’re still #vSANFans! Head over to Twitter to see the best of the best #vSANFan memes!     March Madness is here, and for college basketball fans the NCAA tournament in March and April is the what you wait for all year. For vSAN Fans, we’re having Read more...

vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...