Managing Your Data on vSAN with SPBM

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Next in the SPBM Series is vSAN. In today’s storage landscape, there is a myriad of choices. But what sets VMware managed storage apart, whether vSAN or VVols, is storage policy-based management. By using SPBM policies to manage your storage, the arduous and inefficient process of setting up specific storage LUNs or volumes is no longer Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 95: VMworld Conversations

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The Virtually Speaking Podcast crew is headed to Barcelona to learn, network, inspire and be inspired. If you’ve ever been to VMworld you understand. This is the premier digital infrastructure event of the industry, and is all about paving the way to a better digital future and offering the perfect combination of networking and learning! Read more...

A Closer Look at vSAN Maintenance Mode

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vSAN 6.7 U1 introduces several enhancements and improved safeguards when performing maintenance and decommissioning activities on vSAN hosts.  vSAN Maintenance Mode now has a pre-check simulation, new warnings for hosts already in maintenance mode and ongoing resyncs.  In addition, the object repair timer previously only available in the CLI is now available in the UI.  Read more...

Powering Intelligent Edge with VMware vSAN and HPE

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Co-Author – Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances Director, VMware Since last few years, customers have been enabling Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) use cases with VMware vSAN as the hyper-converged storage solution. One of the major use cases for leveraging distributed storage at ROBO locations is that this makes them self-sustained in running applications Read more...

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

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VMware vSAN is the market leader in HCI. One of the many driving forces that has helped solidify this position, is the rapid and continuous pace of innovation. VMware has always given customers the power of choice, and this continues into the hybrid cloud era. VMware’s digital foundation gives customers the ability, and flexibility to Read more...

More vSAN Cmdlets in PowerCLI 11!

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There’s a new release of PowerCLI, and it includes some more vSAN goodness! We’ve added some capabilities previously found in the Ruby vSphere Console and have also updated a couple of the existing modules   The new and updated cmdlets include: Get-VsanObject makes it easy to get information about a vSAN Object or a VM’s Read more...
Mixed MTU

Understanding Mixed MTU support in Stretched & 2 Node vSAN 6.7 U1 clusters with Witness Traffic Separation

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Witness Traffic Separation introduced the ability to tag “witness” traffic on an alternate VMkernel interface on vSAN data nodes. Witness Traffic Separation is the feature that enabled 2 Node “Direct Connect” in vSAN 6.5, and was also added to later editions of vSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 3 & higher). Some additional logic was added Read more...

Using SPBM Policies to Manage Your Virtual Volumes (VVols)

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  In the first of the SPBM series, we talked about Tag based Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). Next, in the series, we will review how you can manage Virtual Volumes (VVols) using SPBM. If you are unfamiliar with VVols, take a look at Storagehub for an overview and more details on what and how Read more...