vSAN SPBM policies

Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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In today’s storage landscape, there is a myriad of choices. But what sets VMware managed storage apart, whether vSAN or VVols, is storage policy-based management. By using SPBM policies to manage your storage, the arduous and inefficient process of setting up specific storage LUNs or volumes is no longer required. In the previous blog, I talked Read more...

Powering Intelligent Edge with VMware vSAN and HPE

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Co-Author – Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances Director, VMware Since last few years, customers have been enabling Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) use cases with VMware vSAN as the hyper-converged storage solution. One of the major use cases for leveraging distributed storage at ROBO locations is that this makes them self-sustained in running applications Read more...

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

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VMware vSAN is the market leader in HCI. One of the many driving forces that has helped solidify this position, is the rapid and continuous pace of innovation. VMware has always given customers the power of choice, and this continues into the hybrid cloud era. VMware’s digital foundation gives customers the ability, and flexibility to Read more...

More vSAN Cmdlets in PowerCLI 11!

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There’s a new release of PowerCLI, and it includes some more vSAN goodness! We’ve added some capabilities previously found in the Ruby vSphere Console and have also updated a couple of the existing modules   The new and updated cmdlets include: Get-VsanObject makes it easy to get information about a vSAN Object or a VM’s Read more...
Mixed MTU

Understanding Mixed MTU support in Stretched & 2 Node vSAN 6.7 U1 clusters with Witness Traffic Separation

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Witness Traffic Separation introduced the ability to tag “witness” traffic on an alternate VMkernel interface on vSAN data nodes. Witness Traffic Separation is the feature that enabled 2 Node “Direct Connect” in vSAN 6.5, and was also added to later editions of vSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 3 & higher). Some additional logic was added Read more...

Using SPBM Policies to Manage Your Virtual Volumes (VVols)

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  In the first of the SPBM series, we talked about Tag based Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). Next, in the series, we will review how you can manage Virtual Volumes (VVols) using SPBM. If you are unfamiliar with VVols, take a look at Storagehub for an overview and more details on what and how Read more...
Witness Consolidation

Understanding vSAN Witness Consolidation & 2 Node vSAN

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The vSAN Witness Appliance was introduced as a free alternative to using a physical ESXi host as a vSAN Witness Host. This appliance is only used for housing vSAN Object Witness Components, and is not allowed to run any virtual machine workloads. When deploying the vSAN Witness Appliance, there are 3 potential deployment options: Tiny, Read more...
UNMAP - "Because no ones wants to play storage Jenga(TM)"

VMware vSAN 6.7U1 Storage reclamation – TRIM/UNMAP

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VMware vSAN supports thin provisioning, which lets you, in the beginning, use just as much storage capacity as currently needed and then add the required amount of storage space at a later time. Using the vSAN thin provisioning feature, you can create virtual disks in a thin format. For a thin virtual disk, vSAN provisions Read more...