Attain High Reliability through Data Center Virtualization

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In today’s increasingly data-powered world, it’s necessary to have solutions in place that can store and manage mountains upon mountains of data. By choosing the right storage solution, you can increase system reliability, computing power and cut down on complexity related to fiber channel networks. That’s where data center virtualization with vSAN comes into play. Read more...
eBook Giveaway

vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway – Winners Announced

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All Giveaway winners have been contacted via email. If you are one of the 200 winners, you have received an email from vmwaresds@gmail.com with the subject line “VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive eBook Giveaway Winner”. Note that this email is not monitored, therefore to reach the team please connect with us on Twitter.   If you’re not a 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...

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

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As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management Read more...
Kubernetes

Why your storage system needs Kubernetes integration

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When moving to Kubernetes, or beginning to deploy applications that use Kubernetes a lot of attention needs to be paid to the persistence and storage layer of the platform. For good reason, all systems store state somewhere, whether it be a database, key/value store, etc – it all needs to be stored somewhere. When dealing Read more...
vSAN Lighting Lab

vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30 minutes

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VMware Hands-on Labs are the most popular way to evaluate new products or enhance your skill set with a product you already use. They require no installation and are up and running in your browser in minutes…completely free. Step-by-step instructions guide the three-hour trial experience and are designed to showcase the full features and functionality Read more...
Tech Field Day

Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing

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In a little more than 4 years, VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN has accumulated over 17K customers. One of the powerful tools that has helped enable this rapid vSAN adoption is Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. Converging HCI Buyers Hyperconverged Infrastructure has evolved to now incorporate all major data center functions including software-defined Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

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One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS.  This service is called Elastic vSAN and is soon available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host Read more...