City Transit, vSAN 7 U1 Security

vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

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New in vSAN 7 Update 1: Data-in-Transit Encryption Data-at-rest encryption was introduced in vSAN 6.6 making it the industry’s first native HCI security solution. vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 cryptographic modules achieved FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules. vSphere with vSAN Read more...

VM Consolidated Performance View in vSAN 7 U1

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Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machine (VM) performance inevitably leads to a desire to compare the performance characteristics between two or more VMs. This typically means that the administrator must navigate back and forth between multiple locations in the User Interface (UI) of vCenter Server. While this practice is effective, it is not as efficient as Read more...
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Precise Performance Monitoring with vSAN IOInsight

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Overview   Delivering desired levels of performance and availability is a primary requirement in any environment. While availability requirements are easier to maintain, performance monitoring requires a better understanding of various infrastructure components. This is incredibly difficult in larger environments with numerous workloads. VMware vSAN has continuously evolved monitoring capabilities with new features and enhancements Read more...
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Effective Capacity Management with vSAN 7 Update 1

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vSAN 7 Update 1 is loaded with significant features and enhancements, focusing on building a developer ready infrastructure, improving scalability, simplifying operations and extending file service use cases. A detailed insight is outined in this blog What’s new in vSAN 7 Update 1.   vSAN requires additional capacity to accommodate transient operations such as policy Read more...
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Lifecycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 Update 1

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Lifycle Management with vLCM in vSAN 7 U1   vSphere 7 introduced an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and Read more...
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HCI as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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Working remotely through the use of virtual desktops is more prevalent than ever before. As an example, I just saw my daughter writing SQL queries for a class she is taking online at Ohio University. She is logging on to a VMware Horizon virtual desktop from her MacBook Pro to securely access a Windows desktop Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 158: vSAN File Services

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Recently VMware has made several announcements pertaining to vSphere 7, vSAN 7, VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and of course the Tanzu portfolio. The majority of these announcements tie in very deeply with the overall VMware company vision which is any application on any cloud on any device. You may have noticed that VMware has placed Read more...
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vSAN 7 is Generally Available

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vSAN is the cornerstone for VMware Cloud Foundation that provides the best-in-class platform for running any workload on-premises or in the cloud. vSAN 7 accelerates data center modernization and makes it easy to standardize on a single storage operational model with three new capabilities: simpler lifecycle management, integrated file services, and enhanced cloud-native storage. vSphere Lifecycle Manager Read more...

Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #3 – Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services Integration

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Introduction With vSphere 6.7 U3 we introduced the Cloud Native Storage control plane into vSphere, built to cater for container based workloads that required on-demand provisioning of volumes on vSphere. The initial release catered for the most common workloads that required Persistent Volumes, namely of the ReadWriteOnce type (essentially, a single container mounting a single Read more...