ConfigAssist

vSAN 6.6 Configuration Assist Makes Setup & Updating Easier

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Whether setting up vSAN using Easy Install, manually, or through the vSphere Web Client, once the first host is setup, there are some necessary tasks to complete the configuration. Initial tasks required include setting up a VMkernel port with vSAN traffic, claiming disks, and more. Each of these can be accomplished relatively easily at through Read more...
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Bootstrap the VCSA onto vSAN 6.6 with Easy Install

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If vSAN is configured by vCenter, how do you deploy vCenter on top of vSAN? Sounds a bit like a chicken and egg scenario, huh? vSAN is part of a cluster configuration in vSphere. To create a cluster, a datacenter must first be present, and that must be part of a vCenter instance. At least that’s Read more...
networking-guide

Announcing the All New vSAN Networking Guide

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I’m delighted to announce a brand new vSAN Networking Guide. This is now published on our storagehub site. This new updated guide covers everything from support statements, the basics of NIC teaming on the vSAN network, including what options are available and the pros and cons of each approach, as well as supported topologies for Read more...
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Take a vSAN Lab, Win a Drone

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Take vSAN’s latest Hands-on Lab: What’s New with vSAN 6.5  and win a drone! Explore features like iSCSI Target, PowerCLI and more.   By signing up, you are automatically entered to win a DJI Mavic Pro drone! Our labs are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. These Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 41: vSAN 6.6 Part 2

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Last week VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Peter Koehler for Part 2 of our vSAN 6.6 coverage and walk us Read more...
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VMware Announces General Availability of vSAN 6.6

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vSAN 6.6 is here! Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of vSAN 6.6. vSAN 6.6 accelerates the modernization of data center infrastructure with improved  security, lower cost, and faster performance. vSAN 6.6 provides native software-based vSAN Encryption, local failure protection with stretched clusters, cost savings with ease of management and up to 50% higher Read more...
Containers

Part 2: Storage Policy Based Management for Containers Orchestrated by Kubernetes

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This blog is written by Balu Dontu and Tushar Thole from Cloud Native Applications Storage team See Part 1 of the blog: Deploying WordPress-MySQL Application with Persistent Storage Create deployment with Persistent Volume Claim Create a MySql deployment Create a MySql deployment using this resource file: [crayon-59012cffafbcf359785654/]   Key parts here are: Resource defines a Deployment using mysql Docker Read more...
Containers

Part 1: Storage Policy Based Management for Containers Orchestrated by Kubernetes

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This blog is written by Balu Dontu and Tushar Thole from Cloud Native Applications Storage team In a previous blog, we learnt how stateful containers orchestrated by Kubernetes can leverage storage exposed by vSphere (vSAN, VMFS, NFS) by using standard Kubernetes volume, persistent volume and dynamic provisioning primitives. Once you start enjoying the convenience of Read more...