Virtual SAN for Security Zones

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A security zone, which is also referred to as a “DMZ”, is a sub-network that is designed to provide tightly-controlled connectivity to an organization’s internal IT infrastructure and applications. Security zones are commonly used to bridge and control access to an organization’s external-facing applications from untrusted networks such as the Internet. Security zones are also Read more...

Virtual SAN, SPBM Compliance, & PowerCLI

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I very often tear down/distress my “lab” environment while working on docs/testing code/trying to replicate issues/etc. I was trying to recreate an issue the other day and decided to replace my vCenter Appliance. I deleted the VCSA, but left some of the other VMs, as they had some services I needed like DNS. After deploying Read more...

EVO SDDC Workload Domains

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Among EVO SDDC’s many capabilities are provisioning and lifecycle management. While working through the design of these features, we determined that a new abstraction would be useful in simplifying both the implementation and user workflows. This abstraction has come to be called a Workload Domain. A Workload Domain is a generic abstraction that can be Read more...

Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit: Changes in Storage Favor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

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At the new Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Summit in Santa Clara, California, enterprise IT leaders gathered to discuss new technologies and solutions to enable business benefits from big data and cloud computing. The conference ran for three days (December 1-3) at the Santa Clara Convention Center and focused on software-defined storage (SDS), software-defined data center (SDDC), Read more...

Top 4 Benefits of VMware Virtual SAN (As Told By Customers)

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  VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is radically simple, hyper-converged storage for virtualized environments. Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) leverages the hypervisor to deliver compute, networking and shared storage from a single x86 platform. In addition to being incredibly simple to deploy and provision, Virtual SAN allows you to scale storage and compute resources, eliminating costly forklift upgrades. Read more...

A new vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Virtual SAN

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Attention Virtual SAN (VSAN) users. A new Log Insight content pack has just been released specifically for Virtual SAN. For those of you not familiar with Log Insight, this product does automated log management through log analytics, aggregation and search. It allows administrators to analyze terabytes of logs, perform smart parsing to discover structure in Read more...

Building DR Data Center One Step at a Time

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EL Dorado County is a rural county in California that spans from the Sierra foothills to the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Severe fires brought about by a long-standing drought coupled with risks of earthquakes and other natural disasters made effective disaster recovery strategy a must for the El Dorado County IT organization.   Read more...

20+ Common vSAN Questions

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VMware’s Virtual SAN radically simplifies storage in vSphere clusters. Even though the product has been available for about a year, we still continue to get all sorts of interesting questions. What follows are the list of interesting questions we encounter most often, along with quick answers. Read more...