vSpeaking Podcast Ep 140: Back to Basics vSphere Networking

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Continuing the "Back to Basics" series, this week we welcome back GSS Escalation Engineer Broc Yanda to discuss vSphere networking. Broc explains how to get the best performance out of vSphere hosts networking, failover, and other common networking misconceptions. Follow Broc on twitter. Check out John and Broc's VMworld session Top 10 things to know Read more...

iSCSI Port Binding: To Use or Not to Use

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As GSS’ most common storage issue, iSCSI Port Binding seems to be a pain point for many customers. Why is this— why so many calls and misconfigurations? I did a test session breaking out the iSCSI section from Cody Hosterman and my Core Storage Best practices session from VMworld, and I was amazed at the attendance! Read more...

What is VMware GSS’s View on vVols? It’s the Future!

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VMware Global Support Services Talks vVols   One of the topics that come ups around vVols is supportability. How are vVols issues resolved when things go wrong, how are issues handled, and what-if situations? Instead of trying to go through the different scenarios, you should watch Brandon McFeron’s VMworld session, “GSS talks vVols.” Brandon is Read more...
VUM

Feature in Five: vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM)

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Welcome back to another edition of “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—that’s right—five short minutes or less! Last time, we video-profiled Site Recovery Manager DRaaS Planned Migration; in this feature, we turn our attention to vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM). vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager To start, Read more...

VMware Cloud Foundation Migration Guide Update

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A major update to Workload Migration Strategies with VMware Cloud Foundation I co-authored with Health Johnson. This paper outlines how to at scale migrate existing workloads, running on your legacy vSphere infrastructure, into your VMware Cloud Foundation based private cloud. It covers two common migration approaches and includes live migration options for important tier 1 Read more...
vVols at VMworld

How to Get the Latest Info on vVols at VMworld Europe

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VMware and our storage partners continue to develop and support Virtual Volumes or vVols. This year, at VMworld US in San Francisco, there were several vVols sessions, indicating the growing interest and adoption of vVols. The increased focus is your opportunity to hear and learn the latest information on vVols. If you are going to Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 129: Project Pacific

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One of the big announcements at VMworld was a technology preview called Project Pacific. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to manage cloud resources like virtual machines, disks and networks. To the Read more...
VMworld 2019 US

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...
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...

SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...