Register for the vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x] – BETA

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VMware Education is excited to offer the VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop on 10/26 – 10/27.  This Live Online two-day course will teach you tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises. Course Outline 1. Read more...

vSAN Operations: Maintenance Mode – No Data Evacuation – Caution When PFTT=0

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VMware vSphere includes a feature called Maintenance Mode that is useful for planned downtime activities such as firmware updates, storage device replacement, and software patches. Assuming you have VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) enabled (fully automated), Maintenance Mode will migrate virtual machines from the host entering maintenance mode to other hosts in the cluster. VMware Read more...

vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017

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Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in full force sharing their vSAN experiences in sessions, Read more...

At DTECH Labs, Tiny, Powerful Technology is Built on vSAN

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DTECH Labs, a CUBIC company, is in the business of making the seemingly impossible possible. The company’s groundbreaking communications technologies support everything from enabling high-quality radio and video connections in mobile missions with fast-moving vehicles to building an explosive-proof server array so small and light that any soldier can carry it. In the field, the Read more...

vSAN Operations: Use Out-of-Band Management to view vSphere DCUI During Host Restarts

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Visibility to vSphere hosts through out-of-band management has always been a convenient way to access the vSphere Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).  Traditionally, remote management using Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) or some other method, provided the pre-boot visibility and control necessary to update firmware on the host, and see the host state if it Read more...

vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US

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As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) partners across the Americas.  Michael Dell Read more...

What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar

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We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Storage and Availability, will explore the new features in vSAN Read more...