SPBM Host-Based Rules: SIOC v2

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SPBM Host-Based Rules: Storage I/O Control via Policy As we wrap up the SPBM series, this episode we will look at the difference between Storage I/O Control version 1 and 2. Unlike SIOC v1, v2 is policy based and allows for storage I/O control at the VM level. A quick overview of SIOC; SIOC v1 is Read more...
Storage Availability Code Samples

Community Storage & Availability Code Samples on StorageHub

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  Are you looking for code samples as they relate to VMware Storage & Availability? Are you looking for an ad-hoc script to report the overall storage utilization on your vSAN Cluster? Or maybe a script to automate the configuration VMkernel ports services such as vSAN or Replication? StorageHub now includes storage-centric community generated code Read more...
Voyager TDC

VMware Announces vSAN 6.7 Support for Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC 2.0)

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This blog was originally published here.    VMware is pleased to announce Klas  Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC 2.0) is now certified for the latest vSAN release, vSAN 6.7. VMware is further extending the market for HCI to austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required—packaging vSAN with enterprise-grade storage and Read more...
vSAN design recommendations

Splunk on VMware vSAN – Case Study and Design Recommendations

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Splunk software helps to create hidden value from ever growing Machine Data. These workloads need massive storage capacity; the infrastructure needs to be flexible, scalable and provide linear performance increase with scaling. The traditional approach of using physical servers for server deployment may be an option but not smart enough considering the benefits of virtualization. Splunk has provided recommendations for virtualizing its Read more...
Tech Field Day

Quantifying vSAN performance

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Overview One of the common asks prior to deploying or migrating workloads to an environment, is to know and understand the capabilities of the environment. After the initial deployment and configuration, we may also require reference metrics when all of the configuration is in a healthy state. The objective of this blog post is to Read more...
VMware HCI

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic Solutions. To meet the needs of today's warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or Read more...
hyperconverged infrastructure

Designing vSAN Networks – 2019 Update

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Back in 2017, I wrote three blogs that covered some common vSAN network design choices: Designing vSAN Networks – Dedicated or Shared Interfaces? Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces? I thought it would be a good idea to start out the new year Read more...

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption.   Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be Read more...