Cut Storage Administration Time by 40% with vSAN!

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Capital costs (CAPEX) contribute significantly to any purchasing decision related to enterprise storage, but over the life of the asset, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is dominated by ongoing operational costs (OPEX) – both management administration and maintenance of the device. This study focuses on the Management OPEX savings with vSAN, VMware’s market leading solution Read more...

HCI Management at Scale is Now A Click Away

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As customers deploy vSAN on a larger scale, they have asked for native HCI and vSAN support in their existing enterprise grade management solutions. They want unified management that provides rapid health and capacity checks, intelligent troubleshooting, and a holistic view of their software-defined data center—including local and remote resources. We are excited that the Read more...

Connect with vSAN and VVOLs at Dell EMC World 2017

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The VMware Storage and Availability team will participate in Dell EMC World Conference in Las Vegas this week as part of VMware overall presence at the event. Visit us at the VMware booth and learn from experts about heads-turning new vSAN 6.6 features; ask about storage policy management for traditional storage with VVOLs and explore Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 42: Secondary Storage with Cohesity

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In the world of HCI vSAN helped redefine the possible in the primary storage space. Now Cohesity is looking to bring these same principles and advantages to the secondary storage space. Secondary data consumes about 80% of enterprise storage capacity and imposes a huge burden on enterprise IT budgets. Cohesity calls this the Storage Iceberg. Read more...

vSAN 6.6 Configuration Assist Makes Setup & Updating Easier

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Whether setting up vSAN using Easy Install, manually, or through the vSphere Web Client, once the first host is setup, there are some necessary tasks to complete the configuration. Initial tasks required include setting up a VMkernel port with vSAN traffic, claiming disks, and more. Each of these can be accomplished relatively easily at through Read more...

Bootstrap the VCSA onto vSAN 6.6 with Easy Install

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If vSAN is configured by vCenter, how do you deploy vCenter on top of vSAN? Sounds a bit like a chicken and egg scenario, huh? vSAN is part of a cluster configuration in vSphere. To create a cluster, a datacenter must first be present, and that must be part of a vCenter instance. At least that’s Read more...

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Clusters – Capacity Considerations when using Local Protection or Site Affinity

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vSAN’s ability to provide a fully active-active, stretched cluster has already been proven. vSAN 6.6 takes this a step further, allowing for storage redundancy within a site AND across sites at the same time. This helps deliver effective, affordable protection against entire site outages, as well as host outages within a site. When using across Read more...

Take a vSAN Lab, Win a Drone

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Take vSAN’s latest Hands-on Lab: What’s New with vSAN 6.5  and win a drone! Explore features like iSCSI Target, PowerCLI and more.   By signing up, you are automatically entered to win a DJI Mavic Pro drone! Our labs are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. These Read more...

VMware Announces General Availability of vSAN 6.6

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vSAN 6.6 is here! Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of vSAN 6.6. vSAN 6.6 accelerates the modernization of data center infrastructure with improved  security, lower cost, and faster performance. vSAN 6.6 provides native software-based vSAN Encryption, local failure protection with stretched clusters, cost savings with ease of management and up to 50% higher Read more...