vSpeaking Podcast Ep 127: VMworld 2019 US Recap

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VMworld 2019 US is a wrap. With so many key announcements made this week, it was great to catch up with Dell CEO Michael Dell and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. You may also remember back in episode 91 Vijay Banga, technical fellow at FedEx Services, and VMware’s David Boone discussed their vSAN Proof of Concept and finding “the 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...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 126: vSAN 6.7 Update 3

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This week VMware announced the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. vSAN 6.7 Update 3 primarily focusses on unified management, intelligent operations and enhanced performance. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Koehler to walk us through the details of this new release. Links Mentioned What’s New in Read more...

Introducing Cloud Native Storage for vSphere

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Why Cloud Native Storage? Container environments are high-churn, highly dynamic environments. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of containers can be created and deleted every hour. Managing storage for these as they spin up and down manually is impossible because of the massive churn rate. We need an answer that automates storage provisioning for container workloads. Cloud Read more...
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vSAN 6.7 Update 3 – What’s New

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VMware vSAN continues to be the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market leader. vSAN has proven to be a great fit for all types of workloads, with over 20,000 customers.  Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA; next-generation applications like Cassandra, Splunk, and MongoDB; and even container-based services orchestrated through Kubernetes are run on vSAN Read more...

VMware vSAN for Google Cloud’s Anthos GKE On-Prem

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Google Cloud’s Anthos enables you to build and manage modern hybrid applications on existing on-premises investments or in the public cloud. Built on open source technologies pioneered by Google—including Kubernetes, Istio, and Knative—Anthos enables consistency between on-premises and cloud environments. GKE On-Prem is a key component of Anthos. GKE On-Prem enables you take advantage of Read more...
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#vSANChat VMworld – Prepping for VMware’s Biggest Conference

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Our recent vSANChat VMworld discussion marks the one year anniversary of vSANChats! A huge shout out to all of our expert attendees and community participants. We’ve had so much fun facilitating these discussions and we’re just getting started. This year we’re heading to San Francisco for another VMworld!  Whether you’re a first-time VMworld attendee or Read more...
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Observing Capacity Changes in vSAN

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When defining and applying storage policies to objects in a vSAN cluster, you may notice that some policy definitions will impact the amount of storage capacity consumed by the objects (VMs, VMDKs, etc.) that are assigned the given policy. Let’s explore why this happens, and what to look for in your environment. Policies and their Read more...
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Working with vSAN Health Checks

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Overview vSAN Health check is a cloud-connected health validation framework. It helps ensure that vSAN is running optimally and configured according to VMware best practices. VMware recommends validating that all health checks are green while deploying production workloads to vSAN. Health checks have varying levels of importance. As an example, a vSAN network partition impacts Read more...