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...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 121: State of Hybrid

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It seems like just a few short years ago the enterprise data storage market was dominated by HDD-based systems that used flash as persistent storage. Then overnight, flash storage became a high performance cure for the performance ills that affected disk based storage and the hybrid era was born. Organizations have since been balancing performance 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...

#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...
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...
vSAN design recommendations

Splunk on VMware vSAN – Case Study and Design Recommendations

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Splunk software helps to create hidden value from ever growing Machine Data. These workloads need massive storage capacity; the infrastructure needs to be flexible, scalable and provide linear performance increase with scaling. The traditional approach of using physical servers for server deployment may be an option but not smart enough considering the benefits of virtualization. Splunk has provided recommendations for virtualizing its Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 114: Performance Testing

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Performance testing (benchmarking) has been a fairly standard practice for years when evaluating external storage, but HCI presents new testing challenges. In a hyper-converged architecture, each server is intended to support many application VMs, as well as contribute to the pool of storage available to applications. Unfortunately, traditional tools for testing storage don't consider all the Read more...
Tech Field Day

Quantifying vSAN performance

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Overview One of the common asks prior to deploying or migrating workloads to an environment, is to know and understand the capabilities of the environment. After the initial deployment and configuration, we may also require reference metrics when all of the configuration is in a healthy state. The objective of this blog post is to Read more...

vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters

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The newest release of vRealize Operations (vR Ops) is packed with new features that can benefit any vSphere environment. vSAN is the storage system that turns the SDDC into a reality, and the emphasis on enhancing vR Ops for our vSAN customers is a clear indicator of vSAN's success at the edge, the core data Read more...