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...
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...
Voyager TDC

VMware Announces vSAN 6.7 Support for Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC 2.0)

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This blog was originally published here.    VMware is pleased to announce Klas  Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC 2.0) is now certified for the latest vSAN release, vSAN 6.7. VMware is further extending the market for HCI to austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required—packaging vSAN with enterprise-grade storage and Read more...

VM Encryption using SPBM Policies

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SPBM Host-based Rules: VM Encryption   Continuing the SPBM series, in this episode, we are going to focus on the host-based rule: VM Encryption. With the release of vSphere 6.5, you can utilize virtual machine encryption protecting your VM, disks, and files. Because VM Encryption uses SPBM polices, you may now encrypt individual VMs or Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast: VMware Skyline

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VMware Skyline is an automated, proactive support technology that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduce time to resolution of active support requests. For customers, VMware Skyline can increase team productivity and overall reliability of VMware environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Josh Lory to walk us through the Read more...

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO

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vSphere and vSAN now have more flexibility in ROBO use cases. Last week, vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced. ROBO Licensing Considerations Remember that vSAN licensing is separate from vSphere licensing. When deciding which licensing option to use for Remote Office/Branch Office locations several items must be considered: Number of virtual machines Number of sites Read more...

vSAN Snippets: Reporting Drive Location & More

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An internal request came up asking for the ability to return the enclosure location of a vSAN disk. This information can sometimes be returned from the esxcli command utility, for some storage controllers, using the following command: esxcli storage core device physical get -d <device id> The resulting output looks something like this: Having to Read more...
Virtual Volume VVols

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Storage Policies (SPBM)

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will review the creation of three different Storage Policies (SPBM) for a single Virtual Volume (VVol) datastore.     SPBM allows for granular storage administration of your modern virtual storage infrastructure. Virtual Volumes allows external storage to Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...