vSpeaking Podcast Ep 152: VMware Tech 4 Good

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In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s refreshing to hear some of the good that companies around the world are doing to be a force for good. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we take a moment to highlight a few of the things happening at VMware that impact it’s employees, partners and Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS Stretched Clusters SLA Update

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We recently updated the SLA requirements for Stretched Clusters in VMware Cloud on AWS as part of our more substantial optimizations that began with the previously announced price reduction. After monitoring the deployed fleet, observed failure rates and our time to recovery are well within tolerances. Therefore, we have decided to remove the 2 Failure Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 151: Site Recovery Manager 8.3

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This week VMware announced that Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Cato Grace to walk us through the new features and enhancements of this new release. Links Mentioned SRM and vSPhere Replication are Generally Available What’s New in SRM and Read more...

Automating SDDC Scale-Out

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Earlier this year, I had the privilege to present VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS at Cloud Field Day #5. The segment was a full end-to-end product demo of vSphere Site Recovery and featured automating SDDC scale-out on failover.   During the session, one of the Cloud Field Day panelists, Ned Bellavance, asked if the script we used in Read more...

Eager Zeroed Thick Requirement for Multi-Writer Disks is Now Removed for vSAN Datastore

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One of the popular use cases for VMware vSAN is Business-Critical Applications (BCA). BCA have frequently deployed on cluster aware filesystems that use shared virtual disks (vmdk). Some of these clustered filesystems use multi-writer for shared disks. Popular use cases using this feature are Oracle RAC, Redhat Clustering and Veritas Infoscale. The multi-writer option enables Read more...

AZ Failure Recovery Within VMware Cloud on AWS

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Occasionally a customer will ask if there is any risk of losing data in the event of a transient AZ failure. The short answer is no; there is no need to worry. Temporary failures such as a power outage are not terminal.   A source of this confusion is a mix of terminology. VMware and Read more...
vSAN Witness Properties

vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01

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Stretched Cluster and 2 Node vSAN configurations require a vSAN Witness Host prevent split-brain scenarios when sites are isolated from each other due to loss of connectivity or other outage. The Stretched Cluster Guide and 2 Node Guide state that any physical vSphere host with appropriate RAM and storage devices can be used, or the free vSAN Read more...
WSFC vSAN 6.7

WSFC with Native Shared Disks on vSAN 6.7U3 Stretched Clusters

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Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) can be a great fit for clustering applications and services on Microsoft Windows. Application and service availability with WSFC is just as important today as it was when Microsoft Clustering Services (MSCS) was first introduced. VMware vSphere has provided additional flexibility and choice that augments and extends the capabilities of Read more...