VMware keeps the #1 spot in Hyperconverged Infrastructure, According to IDC, and Counts Over 20,000 Customers

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In their most recent release, IDC’s Converged Systems Tracker for Q1 2019 showed VMware as the market leader with over 41% market share, based on ownership of HCI software. In addition to the IDC data, in our most recent earnings call, VMware announced that over 20,000 organizations have adopted vSAN to power their hyperconverged infrastructure, Read more...
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SPBM Policy Exception Cases

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vSAN Object Types There are a number of different object types within VMware vSAN. The most common ones are: VM home namespace – Location for VM configuration and log files. VM swap object – Created for the VM swap file (only created when the VM is powered on). VMDK – Stores the data that is Read more...

#StorageMinute: Data-at-Rest Encryption within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Welcome to the StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will demonstrate how vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption is used to provide compliance ready encryption within the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Security has been paramount since the introduction of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. VMware vSAN fulfills a Read more...
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Community Storage & Availability Code Samples on StorageHub

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  Are you looking for code samples as they relate to VMware Storage & Availability? Are you looking for an ad-hoc script to report the overall storage utilization on your vSAN Cluster? Or maybe a script to automate the configuration VMkernel ports services such as vSAN or Replication? StorageHub now includes storage-centric community generated code Read more...

VMware vSAN at CiscoLive!

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    Are you attending CiscoLive! this week in San Diego, CA? So is the VMware vSAN team! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the capabilities that vSAN and discuss Cisco UCS Ready Nodes for all UCS platforms. vSAN is currently VMware fastest growing product and customers are deploying it on Read more...

Performance Troubleshooting – Which vSAN Performance Metrics Should be Looked at First?

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  Troubleshooting performance issues can be a complex undertaking for many administrators, regardless of the underlying infrastructure and topology. A distributed storage platform like vSAN introduces other elements that can influence performance as well, and the practices for troubleshooting should accommodate for those considerations. The guidance provided below will help an administrator use the metrics Read more...
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10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSAN 6.7

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Newer versions of software usually bring a combination of new features, bug fixes, and “under-the-hood” improvements. VMware vSAN 6.7 is no exception. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) environments running older versions of vSAN such as 6.0, 6.2, and 6.5 will benefit from these enhancements after upgrading to the latest version. This article covers 10 reasons to get Read more...
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#vSANChat: VMware on AWS & Elastic vSAN

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Another glorious vSAN Chat is under our belts! This month we dove into VMware on AWS! We brought in experts John Nicholson (featuring his dog Auto) and Glenn Sizemore. Catch up on the hour below!   Q1: How is Elastic vSAN connected to #VMWonAWS and how do they complement one another? A1: It helps handle Read more...