#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...

VVols Improves VMware Compatibility Guide

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VMware recently made significant changes to the VVols layout on the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG). This change is based on all the feedback we heard to improve the user experience and provide more information regarding specific feature support. I love talking to customers about vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols). VVols can greatly simplify storage management and provide greater granularity Read more...
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eVVolving with the latest NimbleOS 5.0

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By Bharath Ram, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE Nimble Storage HPE Nimble Storage NimOS 5.0.x release and the Nimble Windows Kit 5.0 (GA) comes with numerous VVol capabilities. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) integration with HPE Nimble Storage is not something new. HPE Nimble Storage has supported VVols since NimbleOS 3.x release with VVol 1.0 Read more...
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HPE Nimble Storage brings to life application consistent snapshots using VSS for VVols

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By Bharath Ram, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE Nimble Storage HPE Nimble Storage has now extended VSS integration for applications running on VVol VMs. An end-to-end automated workflow is now possible that allows application data to be backed-up and enables administrators to separate their VM & application backups. Microsoft VSS Integration With the 5.0 release Read more...
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Moving VMware VVols to the Public Cloud using HPE Cloud Volumes

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By Bharath Ram Senior Technical Marketing Engineer HPE Nimble Storage   HPE Cloud Volumes (HCV) is a multi-cloud elastic storage service that provides the simplicity of native elastic cloud storage with enterprise-grade capabilities. As with the integration of VVols, HPE Nimble Storage is first again to introduce VMware VVol integration with the public cloud leveraging HPE Cloud Read more...
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VVols & vSAN Interoperability: The Key to Integrating AFAs, HCI and Public Cloud

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Authored by Vaughn Stewart, VP, Technology Alliance Partners, Pure Storage, Inc.   All-Flash Arrays, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, and the Public Cloud – the three building blocks underpinning IT infrastructure modernization efforts. Individually each architecture provides tremendous advantages; however, collectively they can be a challenge to integrate into a comprehensive hybrid cloud strategy. VMware vSphere provides customers the Read more...