i3en Compression Only vSAN 7 U1

i3en.metal Compression Only

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With the VMConAWS 1.12 rollout came a significant enhancement to the already impressive i3en.metal host. With this latest update, we have increased the usable capacity for any i3en clusters by enabling Compression-Only within vSAN. Existing customers will see improvements in real-time as SRE upgrades existing deployments. New Clusters will have the feature enabled by default. With Read more...
City Transit, vSAN 7 U1 Security

vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

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New in vSAN 7 Update 1: Data-in-Transit Encryption Data-at-rest encryption was introduced in vSAN 6.6 making it the industry’s first native HCI security solution. vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 cryptographic modules achieved FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules. vSphere with vSAN Read more...

Announcing General Availability of vSAN 7 Update 1

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The announcement of vSAN 7 Update 1 (U1) last month marked one of the most significant releases in the history of VMware’s industry-leading hyperconverged solution. The list of enhancements is impressive, but more importantly, they all contribute to one very specific goal: Enabling our customers to deliver a more efficient and flexible architecture that is Read more...
vSAN Sizing

What’s New with vSAN Sizer

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Achieving optimal levels of performance, capacity, and availability in an environment requires proper design and planning. The datacenter in its current state comprises a wide variety of workloads from traditional applications to containerized solutions. This is coupled with varying requirements of data services related to availability, security, compliance, and space efficiency. The legacy methods of Read more...

Performance Improvements in vSAN 7 U1

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With the announcement of vSAN 7 U1, VMware introduces several enhancements that improve the performance of vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) environments powered by vSAN. How much of an improvement? This will vary depending on the configuration and workloads, but VMware estimates customers may see up to 30% improvement in performance when comparing vSAN Read more...

VM Consolidated Performance View in vSAN 7 U1

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Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machine (VM) performance inevitably leads to a desire to compare the performance characteristics between two or more VMs. This typically means that the administrator must navigate back and forth between multiple locations in the User Interface (UI) of vCenter Server. While this practice is effective, it is not as efficient as Read more...
Simplify Operations vSAN 7 U1

Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What’s new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...
vSAN SRM Generally Available

What’s New in Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication 8.3.1

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  The release of SRM 8.3.1 and vSphere Replication 8.3.1 is the first time I’ve seen a double dot release for either SRM or vSphere Replication that had any new features, let alone three! Let’s get into what’s included in this unexpectedly significant update to SRM and vSphere Replication. Site Recovery Manager 8.3.1 Replication of Read more...

Space Efficiency Using the New “Compression only” Option in vSAN 7 U1

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Space efficiency techniques used with storage systems aim to achieve one goal: lower storage costs through reduced capacity consumption. VMware vSAN offers several space efficiency options to meet a variety of needs of our customers, but with vSAN 7 U1, we improve this flexibility by introducing another option for space efficiency: "Compression only." Let’s look Read more...