Top vSAN Troubleshooting Tips

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As you evolve your IT infrastructure with vSAN, staying on top of troubleshooting strategies will ensure you are prepared for those rare cases where an application or IT resource requires attention. By being able to identify issues quickly you can ensure your applications are functioning optimally and infrastructure upgrades are smooth. On May 30, Bradley Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 45: VeeamON 2017

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Last week in New Orleans at VeeamON, Veeam announced their new Availability Suite v10. This is a major release that is the culmination of their vision to go from just “backup and recovery” to “always-on availability”. This week John and I headed to Bourbon Street to capture the details on v10 from the Veeam Experts (Michael White, Clint Wyckoff, Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 44: DellEMC World

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast John and I headed out to Vegas for DellEMC World to grab some great conversations with Chad Sakac, the SEV Ops crew (Aaron Buley, Tyler Gates and Russ Cantwell)  and Michael Dell. Enjoy! Show Related Links Watch Sessions and General Sessions Virtual Geek  Sev Ops Videos The Virtually Read more...

Connect with vSAN and VVOLs at Dell EMC World 2017

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The VMware Storage and Availability team will participate in Dell EMC World Conference in Las Vegas this week as part of VMware overall presence at the event. Visit us at the VMware booth and learn from experts about heads-turning new vSAN 6.6 features; ask about storage policy management for traditional storage with VVOLs and explore Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 43: VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will Read more...

Demonstrating Highly-Available, Stateful Apps on Docker

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Another great DockerCon event is complete, and we enjoyed showing off the latest VMware solutions for containers and cloud native applications. One question that we fielded from a number of attendees was around how to run stateful applications with Docker swarm mode, vSphere, and persistent storage. If you are also struggling with this question and Read more...

HPE Synergy – the first composable infrastructure – now certified for vSAN

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Introduction: vSAN continues its journey of growth with more than 7,000 customers have chosen to entrust their most important workloads to vSAN. To support this journey, we are committed to work with our partners and enable the next generation hardware platform for our mutual customers. Composable infrastructure is the next generation platform customers are adopting Read more...

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...

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...