SAP HANA

Key Factors for SAP HANA Customers Considering HCI for Production Workloads

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), powered by vSphere and vSAN, is an SAP certified enterprise-class platform that offers high performance, scalability, operational simplicity, and a low TCO for SAP HANA production deployments. As recently acknowledged by SAP, HCI is the fastest growing enterprise architecture that allows customers to benefit from the latest hardware and software technologies Read more...

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

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VMware vSAN is the market leader in HCI. One of the many driving forces that has helped solidify this position, is the rapid and continuous pace of innovation. VMware has always given customers the power of choice, and this continues into the hybrid cloud era. VMware’s digital foundation gives customers the ability, and flexibility to Read more...

More vSAN Cmdlets in PowerCLI 11!

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There’s a new release of PowerCLI, and it includes some more vSAN goodness! We’ve added some capabilities previously found in the Ruby vSphere Console and have also updated a couple of the existing modules   The new and updated cmdlets include: Get-VsanObject makes it easy to get information about a vSAN Object or a VM’s Read more...
Mixed MTU

Understanding Mixed MTU support in Stretched & 2 Node vSAN 6.7 U1 clusters with Witness Traffic Separation

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Witness Traffic Separation introduced the ability to tag “witness” traffic on an alternate VMkernel interface on vSAN data nodes. Witness Traffic Separation is the feature that enabled 2 Node “Direct Connect” in vSAN 6.5, and was also added to later editions of vSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 3 & higher). Some additional logic was added Read more...

Delphix on vSAN – Optimizing Workflows on an Optimized Architecture

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Improving the performance of an infrastructure and the applications that live on it is a common battle for data center administrators. Line-of-business applications depend heavily on the performance of the infrastructure in ways that have a ripple effect throughout an organization. But the effort to improve the performance often overlooks areas that are subject to Read more...

Using SPBM Policies to Manage Your Virtual Volumes

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  In the first of the SPBM series, we talked about Tag based Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). Next, in the series, we will review how you can manage Virtual Volumes (VVols) using SPBM. If you are unfamiliar with VVols, take a look at Storagehub for an overview and more details on what and how Read more...
Choose HCI

University of Minnesota Campuses Choose HCI for Fast, Scalable Storage

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As one of the top public research universities in the U.S., the University of Minnesota relies on its IT department to provide computing power and ingenuity to drive its mission. VMware vSAN is an integral part of several key IT projects. The first hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) project for the university was to support the Northern Lights Read more...

VMware a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018

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Today, VMware was recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 20181. VMware believes that this recognition is validation of our products’ increasing value to customers, and as the market continues to shift to a software-only, full stack solution (championed by VMware since inception), VMware will continue to drive leadership in this Read more...
Witness Consolidation

Understanding vSAN Witness Consolidation & 2 Node vSAN

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The vSAN Witness Appliance was introduced as a free alternative to using a physical ESXi host as a vSAN Witness Host. This appliance is only used for housing vSAN Object Witness Components, and is not allowed to run any virtual machine workloads. When deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance, there are 3 potential deployment options: Tiny, Read more...