vSAN Sizing

What’s New with vSAN Sizer

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Achieving optimal levels of performance, capacity, and availability in an environment requires proper design and planning. The datacenter in its current state comprises a wide variety of workloads from traditional applications to containerized solutions. This is coupled with varying requirements of data services related to availability, security, compliance, and space efficiency. The legacy methods of Read more...

vSphere 7 U1 Core Storage: vVols and VCF

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In vSphere 7 U1, for core storage, the big announcement along with VCF 4.1 is the support for vVols as principal storage! You may ask, “Why is this such a big deal”? With Cloud Foundation, your management domain requires vSAN, which can easily be managed using policy-based management or SPBM. SPBM allows simplified operational management Read more...
Simplify Operations vSAN 7 U1

Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What’s new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...
Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

Shared Witness for 2-Node vSAN Deployments

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vSAN 7 Update 1 introduces a shared witness option for 2-node cluster configurations. The ability to use the same witness host/virtual appliance for multiple 2-node clusters is cost-efficient in terms of physical resources, manageability, design, and operations. It also saves you valuable time from not having to deploy and setup multiple witness hosts for each Read more...
VMware vSAN HCI Mesh

Introducing VMware vSAN HCI Mesh

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VMware vSAN HCI Mesh   The Scale out architecture of VMware vSAN enables powerful non-disruptive scale-up or scale-out capabilities. You can non-disruptively expand capacity and performance by adding hosts to a cluster (scale-out) or just grow capacity by adding disks to a host (scale-up). As application workloads organically grow, this enables performance to be right Read more...
Announcing VMware vSAN 7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Announcing VMware vSAN 7 Update 1   We’re excited to announce the latest release of the market’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, vSAN 7 Update 1! With more features that any release over the past three years, this version focuses on boosting data center efficiency. vSAN 7 Update 1 enables customers to deliver developer-ready infrastructure, scale Read more...
RDMs to vVols

Migrating WSFC RDMs to vVols

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RDMs aren’t the most popular of storage option but are widely used for many applications that require SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations. SCSI-3 PRs allow SCSI commands to be directly passed to a LUN to satisfy the requirements of SCSI-3 PR used by Microsoft WSFC. WSFC is one of the more common examples of using RDMs. When Read more...

PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

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VMware PowerCLI is a command-line scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell. It provides an array of cmdlets to efficiently automate repetitive tasks, create reports as well as be used as a guardrail to ascertain possible outcomes of administrative operations. PowerCLI is the preferred and widely used utility to manage and automate the vSphere suite of Read more...