NimbleOS

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...
HPE Nimble Storage

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...
HPE Nimble Storage

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...
traditional datastores

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...

Using SPBM Policies to Manage Your Virtual Volumes (VVols)

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  In the first of the SPBM series, we talked about Tag based Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). Next, in the series, we will review how you can manage Virtual Volumes (VVols) using SPBM. If you are unfamiliar with VVols, take a look at Storagehub for an overview and more details on what and how Read more...

Better Together: Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Virtual Volumes (VVol)

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Recently there has been a lot of interest in VMware’s Virtual Volumes (VVols) technology as our shared- storage customers begin to understand the value of deploying vSphere policy-based storage management.  As our customers have become more experienced with VVols, many have started to ask how they can implement business continuance and disaster recovery solutions using Read more...
Encrypted VMs

Backing Up And Replicating Encrypted VMs

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Introduction I got a question from a customer a while back about backing up and replicating encrypted VMs – it’s a fair question, “if they’re encrypted, how can I backup and restore”? This was particularly pertinent as the customer in question was a service provider – so it wasn’t as clean cut and straightforward as Read more...
traditional datastores

Understanding vSAN – Can it be used with Traditional or VVol Storage?

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On a call today this question came up: “Can vSAN be used with other storage?” This is a very common question, covered in the vSAN FAQ on storagehub.vmware.com, as well in other publicly facing VMware.com documentation. The answer is an absolute YES! A vSAN Cluster can also use traditional datastores and/or use VVols. This doesn’t mean that vSAN Read more...

Using Tag-Based SPBM Policies to Manage Your Storage

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In this SPBM series (Storage Policy Based Management), we will review and explore the many options in using SPBM to manage your virtual storage environment. SPBM policies are categorized into three main areas; Storage Capabilities and Services, Data Services and Tags. Storage Capabilities and Services SPBM policies are used when datastores, such as vSAN and Read more...