vsanchat vmworld

#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...
capacity changes

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...
health checks

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...
Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

Upgrading Large vSAN Clusters

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The post, “Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN” described an approach for upgrading vSAN in a data center comprising of several vSAN clusters. But what about environments running large vSAN clusters? How should an upgrade of a large vSAN cluster be approached? Let’s take a look at this in more detail. Standard vSAN clusters can range Read more...
VMware Cloud Foundation

#StorageMinute – How is VMware Cloud Foundation Built on vSAN?

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN. VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud Read more...
Clusters

Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN

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While VMware continues to introduce all new levels of performance, capabilities, robustness, and ease-of-use to vSAN, the respective vSAN clusters must be updated to benefit from these improvements. While the upgrading process continues to be streamlined, environments running multiple clusters of vSAN can benefit from specific practices that will deliver a more efficient upgrade experience. Read more...

#vSANChat: Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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We’re back with our monthly tweet chat! This month we discussed Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.2 and recent updates. We were joined by Virtually Speaking host, Pete Flecha, and VMware Availability tech guru, Cato Grace! Catch up on the SRM hour below.     Q1: Can you give a brief description of Site Recovery Manager Read more...
SPBM policy exceptions

SPBM Policy Exception Cases

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vSAN Object Types There are a number of different object types within VMware vSAN. The most common ones are: VM home namespace – Location for VM configuration and log files. VM swap object – Created for the VM swap file (only created when the VM is powered on). VMDK – Stores the data that is Read more...
Storage Availability Code Samples

Community Storage & Availability Code Samples on StorageHub

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  Are you looking for code samples as they relate to VMware Storage & Availability? Are you looking for an ad-hoc script to report the overall storage utilization on your vSAN Cluster? Or maybe a script to automate the configuration VMkernel ports services such as vSAN or Replication? StorageHub now includes storage-centric community generated code Read more...