Clusters

Multi-Cluster Upgrading Strategies for vSAN

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While VMware continues to introduce all new levels of performance, capabilities, robustness, and ease-of-use to vSAN, the respective vSAN clusters must be updated to benefit from these improvements. While the upgrading process continues to be streamlined, environments running multiple clusters of vSAN can benefit from specific practices that will deliver a more efficient upgrade experience. 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...

#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...
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...
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...