mission critical vVols

It’s Time to take the VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) on a Mission-Critical ride with PowerMax and SRDF/A

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Dell Technologies has a long history of partnering closely with VMware to build cutting-edge technologies designed to help customers transform and modernize their IT infrastructure. The Dell EMC PowerMax storage array, a high-end storage leader, has consistently delivered innovative capabilities to support VMware environments running mission-critical workloads. Examples include offering PowerMax as a principal storage Read more...

vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage: vVols and VCF

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In vSphere 7 U1, for core storage, the big announcement along with VCF 4.1 is the support for vVols as principal storage! You may ask, “Why is this such a big deal”? With Cloud Foundation, your management domain requires vSAN, which can easily be managed using policy-based management or SPBM. SPBM allows simplified operational management Read more...

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...
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...
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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...