eBook Giveaway

vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway

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As any vSAN Fan knows, the vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 U1 book by Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan is the definitive guide for vSAN administrators. If you’ve been following vSAN on Twitter, then you also know that these books are a hot commodity! In December we gave you a chance to win a vSAN 6.7 U1 Read more...

#StorageMinute: Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Storage Policies (SPBM)

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will review the creation of three different Storage Policies (SPBM) for a single Virtual Volume (VVol) datastore.     SPBM allows for granular storage administration of your modern virtual storage infrastructure. Virtual Volumes allows external storage to Read more...

What’s the Big Deal with Jumbo Frames?

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                   There are numerous network discussions out there on large MTU or jumbo frames. Countless articles, videos, blogs, etc. have been written on jumbo frames. So why write yet another? It seems despite the copious amounts of collateral on jumbo frames, there is still continuous misuse, especially Read more...

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

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As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management Read more...

Why your storage system needs Kubernetes integration

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When moving to Kubernetes, or beginning to deploy applications that use Kubernetes a lot of attention needs to be paid to the persistence and storage layer of the platform. For good reason, all systems store state somewhere, whether it be a database, key/value store, etc – it all needs to be stored somewhere. When dealing Read more...
vSAN Lighting Lab

vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30 minutes

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VMware Hands-on Labs are the most popular way to evaluate new products or enhance your skill set with a product you already use. They require no installation and are up and running in your browser in minutes…completely free. Step-by-step instructions guide the three-hour trial experience and are designed to showcase the full features and functionality Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

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One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS.  This service is called Elastic vSAN and is soon available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host Read more...

Can I use vSAN for both VMs and containers?

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With containers, and Kubernetes in particular, becoming more prevalent as time goes on, we are seeing more questions revolving around their use with vSAN. We all know that vSAN can be used to host VM storage, iSCSI LUNs for physical machines, and more recently, container volumes for Docker and Kubernetes via the open-source Project Hatchway Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 102: ESXi on ARM

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One of the many things at VMworld 2018 that generated a significant buzz was the demonstration of ESXi running on a 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72-powered host. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed that this is targeted at edge boxes and gateways. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware ARM Teach Lead, Andrei Warkentin and William Lam to discuss Read more...
Operationalizing VMware vSAN

Operationalizing VMware vSAN: A New E-Book from VMware

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By KEVIN LEES – Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation   Download Now: Operationalizing VMware vSAN I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN (download here) co-authored with Paul Wiggett, a Senior Technical Operations Architect at VMware.   Like my first book, Operationalizing VMware NSX (download here), Operationalizing VMware vSAN addresses what happens after you’ve Read more...