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Understanding Storage Policy-Based Management

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“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them” Steve Jobs Last night while tearing our living room apart looking for the ROKU remote (that apparently grew legs and left our house forever) my daughter asked “why don’t you just download the ROKU remote control app to your phone?” Read more...
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Introducing HCIBench 1.6

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Happy 2017! We just released version 1.6.0.0 of HCIBench. You can find the appliance and the change log HERE. In the past couple of months, the focus has been adding new features and bug fixes. This version contains the following new features: HCIBench Authentication Clear Read Cache and Write Buffer before Testing Easy Run Re-Use Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 34: Core Storage

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vSphere 6.5 introduces several new features such as VMFS-6 enhancements, policy driven Storage I/O Control, policy driven VM Encryption, NFS and iSCSI improvements and of course new limit increases. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we wrap up our vSphere 6.5 coverage with a discussion on core storage with Cody Hosterman from Pure and our second Read more...
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Backup or Recover SPBM Profiles with PowerCLI

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I work in the lab a lot. One of the tasks that I often perform is: Blowing away my VCSA (or Windows vCenter Server), Redeploying it, and Reattaching it to a cluster that is running vSAN. As a result of a new VCSA deployment, only a few SPBM policies will be present. Any previously available Read more...
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Good News!!!! VMware vSphere 6.5 Now Supports 512e Drives

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This blog was co-authored by Sumit Lahiri VMware vSphere 6.5 along with vSAN 6.5 now support 512e format. It is a feature that would allow customers to use large capacity drives with vSAN. This helps with density optimized vSAN clusters if the customer so chooses. 512e drives are only supported starting with VMFS6 and vSAN Read more...
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Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 33: vSAN 6.5

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VMware vSAN 6.5 is the latest release of the market-leading, enterprise-class storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). vSAN 6.5 builds on the existing features introduced in 6.2 by enhancing automation, further reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and setting the stage for next-generation cloud native applications. This week we bring in VMware Staff Technical Marketing Read more...