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vVols at VMworld 2019 Past and Future

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As customers and partners upgrade to current infrastructure and vSphere releases in their environment, Virtual Volumes or vVols are more relevant than ever.  As VMware, and storage partners continue to develop and promote vVols, the interest has skyrocketed and the number of VMworld vVols shows! Nobody enjoys managing LUNs, RDMs, countless datastores, etc in their Read more...
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Storage and Availability at VMworld

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I would like to draw your attention to a few sessions at VMworld 2019 that will be particularly exciting, by some of the leaders in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Business Unit. vSAN and the VMware Cloud Foundation are seeing unprecedented adoption, and these sessions by our business leaders help you understand not just how they work, Read more...
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Virtual Volumes (vVols) at VMworld 2019

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vVols at VMworld 2019, Make Your Mark With the continued development of vVols from VMware, and more importantly storage vendors, the adoption of vVols continues to accelerate. More and more customers are realizing the efficiency and ease of use in managing external storage with Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM).  vVols allows policy control of external storage 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...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 115: Virtual Volumes (vVols)

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VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) is an integration and management framework for external storage that provides finer control at the VM-level, streamlines storage operation and offers flexibility of choice. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome several of the VVol partners to share insight into their implementations and what customers are saying about this 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...
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#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (vVols) on Dell EMC Unity

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As we continue the StorageMinute series we are going to go into a more specific functionality with a few different vendors. Today’s vendor is Dell EMC on the Unity platform. Each vendor and array can have different capabilities and operations when it comes to vVols. With Unity series, vVols capabilities are managed via storage pools Read more...
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#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (vVols) and Storage Policies (SPBM)

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will review the creation of three different Storage Policies (SPBM) for a single Virtual Volume (vVol) datastore.     SPBM allows for granular storage administration of your modern virtual storage infrastructure. Virtual Volumes allows external storage to Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...