VMware HCI

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

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VMware HCI is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic. To meet the needs of today’s warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or SWaP. SWaP characteristics 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...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption.   Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be Read more...

Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World

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According to the latest IDC report, VMware vSAN and Dell EMC are pulling ahead of everyone else in this fast-growing Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market.  At Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas later this month you’ll find out why, and learn about the products and solutions that are changing the HCI market. Discuss vSAN with Read more...

“Kickstart” your vSAN journey with 3 for 2

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Many small to medium businesses with tight IT budgets and staffing constraints would relish the opportunity to refresh their IT infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologies. With data growing exponentially, there is a renewed focus on having a flexible yet resilient storage system to meet business needs. However, cost and operational overhead are two Read more...
Microsoft SQL Server Exchange

Mixed Workloads on VMware vSAN for Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange

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VMware vSAN has been proven to accommodate various workloads, business-critical applications like Oracle, Exchange, and SAP; Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Remote and Branch Office, etc. with both performance and high availability ensurance. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous application can be consolidated together within single cluster on VMware vSAN platform, which helps simplify management, improve operational flexibility, maximize 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...
vSANFan

Book Giveaway – vSAN Fan March Madness is here!

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CONTEST IS CLOSED.  The contest is closed but we’re still #vSANFans! Head over to Twitter to see the best of the best #vSANFan memes!     March Madness is here, and for college basketball fans the NCAA tournament in March and April is the what you wait for all year. For vSAN Fans, we’re having Read more...