What’s New in VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5

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VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5 is an exciting release for VMware. We’ve added a number of cool features that make it easier to use and monitor SRM. We’ve also done a number of things to allow SRM to interoperate more and better with other VMware products. All of these improvements enhance what is already the premier Read more...

Join the Storage and Availability Solutions Team in Barcelona!

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Building on the excellent momentum built from VMworld 2016 US, the VMware Storage and Availability Products team is looking ahead to VMworld 2016 Europe to show you what’s in store for VSAN, Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager, and more! So, what does the team have in store at Barcelona? Quite a lot! At VMworld Europe, Read more...

vSphere Replication Traffic Isolation

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  If you are using or looking at using vSphere Replication you may have concerns about managing and/or isolating your replication traffic. This post will walk through the available options and provide instructions for how to take advantage of them. Note that this configuration requires vSphere Replication version 6.0 or later. To understand how to Read more...

vSAN Availability Blog Series

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60 Minutes is Not Enough Availability was a very popular topic at VMworld 2016 U.S. The conference featured many breakout sessions covering VMware storage and availability solutions including vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. One of these sessions, STO8179 – Understanding the Availability Features of vSAN, was delivered by GS Khalsa and I. Most of the Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 25: VMworld Debrief

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VMworld 2016 US is in the books!  Last week on the vSpeaking Podcast we brought in VMware’s Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg to preview VMworld 2016 and so we thought it would only be fitting to bring them back in for a special VMworld 2016 debrief episode. This episode is packed with session reviews, attendee interviews and even Read more...

StorageHub – New portal for storage and availability product info!

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I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new VMware web portal offering technical information about our storage and availability products. Storagehub.vmware.com offers a powerful way to peruse publications, product information and operations information for Virtual SAN, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication and Virtual Volumes. Core functionality includes: Easy to navigate online documents, e.g. operations guidesand FAQs Read more...

SRM Multi-Site Options

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Most of the time, SRM is deployed as a single site to single site solution. This is something SRM has done well since the first version. What isn’t as widely known is all the different ways that SRM works in multi-site configurations. Deploying SRM in multi-site topologies provides flexibility to support a wide variety of use cases and Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 6 – SRM 6.1

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  Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is one of the most mature products in the VMware portfolio. It was first released in 2008 and, at one point in time, it was the second highest selling VMware product behind vSphere. Seriously. The reason for this resounding success is that SRM is a solution that embodies the value Read more...

A Hyper-Converged Year: 2015 Virtual SAN Highlights

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As 2015 comes to an end, we cannot help but look back to see how far we’ve come and how much we’ve accomplished: from relaunching Virtual Blocks to launching Virtual SAN 6.1, it’s been an exciting year as we continue to strive towards providing the best hyper-converged solution in the market. In the holiday spirit, Read more...