Site Recovery Manager 8.3 with vVols and Automatic Protection

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VMware released Virtual Volumes in 2015. Since then, and especially since Virtual Volumes 2.0, with its support for replication, the question has been “When will this integrate with SRM?” I’m thrilled to say, the answer to that question is “Now!” As of Site Recovery Manager 8.3, now there is support for doing everything that SRM 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...
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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...
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Announcing VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Integration with Pure Storage Arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware is pleased to announce the integration of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with Pure Storage’s FlashArray portfolio with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). The partnership enables customers running the latest version of SRM, 8.3, to easily protect and efficiently manage their Pure Storage vVols datastores using array-based replication and SRM. “We’re excited to be Read more...

Announcing VMware Site Recovery Manager Integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware is pleased to announce the integration of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s external storage arrays with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). The partnership enables customers running the latest version of Site Recovery Manager, 8.3, to easily protect and efficiently manage their HPE vVols datastores using array-based replication and SRM. “We’re Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

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vSphere 7 Core Storage With the announcement of vSphere 7, the anticipation of what’s new is over. What has been added or changed in this release? I’m glad you asked! In vSphere 7, there are some exciting new storage features and interoperability. Under core storage, we’ve added external connectivity to NVMe device with NVMeoF, shared Read more...

What’s New in SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3

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SRM and vSphere Replication have been available since 2008 and 2012 respectively. They both started as good products and have only gotten better over time. I'm still surprised and impressed by our engineering team’s ability to add significant new capabilities while at the same time keeping the core functionality solid. This post will cover what's Read more...

New vVols Lightboard Series

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vVols adoption is growing and continues to gain momentum in 2020! Together with vVols Partner ecosystem and VMware vVols team - we would like to present series of Lightboard Sessions discussing benefits, partner implementations, and various use cases. Below is a link to the first set in the series with a vVols overview - and Read more...

What is VMware GSS’s View on vVols? It’s the Future!

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VMware Global Support Services Talks vVols   One of the topics that come ups around vVols is supportability. How are vVols issues resolved when things go wrong, how are issues handled, and what-if situations? Instead of trying to go through the different scenarios, you should watch Brandon McFeron’s VMworld session, “GSS talks vVols.” Brandon is Read more...
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How to Get the Latest Info on vVols at VMworld Europe

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VMware and our storage partners continue to develop and support Virtual Volumes or vVols. This year, at VMworld US in San Francisco, there were several vVols sessions, indicating the growing interest and adoption of vVols. The increased focus is your opportunity to hear and learn the latest information on vVols. If you are going to Read more...