vLCM on HPE

vSphere Lifecycle Manager on HPE

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One of the more exciting new features from vSphere/vSAN 7 is vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vLCM is a powerful new approach to simplified consistent lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware for the servers powering your datacenter. I recently had the opportunity to deploy and test vLCM on HPE 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...

vSAN VCG Notification Service – Protecting vSAN Hardware Investments

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The VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) plays a critical role in helping customers understand compatible hardware for VMware's solutions. Sometimes referred to as a hardware compatibility list (HCL), the VCG is the source of truth for our partners and customers, helping them sort through the myriad of hardware offerings against VMware's vast software release catalog. The Read more...
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Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience in this Interactive Infographic

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The vSAN Stretched Cluster feature was introduced in vSAN 6.1. Since then, this feature has matured nicely over the past several vSAN releases with thousands of stretched cluster configurations deployed worldwide. Now vSAN stretched clusters provide resilience to a variety of failure scenarios including drive, host, entire site, and network outages. The vSAN stretched cluster Read more...

PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

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VMware PowerCLI is a command-line scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell. It provides an array of cmdlets to efficiently automate repetitive tasks, create reports as well as be used as a guardrail to ascertain possible outcomes of administrative operations. PowerCLI is the preferred and widely used utility to manage and automate the vSphere suite of Read more...

Continuous Improvement in Simplicity and Resilience with vSAN

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When thinking about operations and complexity, look no further than the cockpit of a commercial jetliner. Modern commercial aircraft strive to simplify the operational experience while guarding against a countless number of environmental conditions and errors. When done well, the payoff is simpler experience that accommodates the underlying complexity of the operations. The outcome is Read more...

Cloud Native Storage integration for vSphere with Kubernetes

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With vSphere 7 and VCF 4.0 we announced vSphere with Kubernetes, an combination of a new control plane for vSphere operations through a K8s-like declarative control plane and the ability to deploy vanilla K8s clusters through Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. TKG and vSphere with Kubernetes offer a slightly different architecture than most K8s distributions in order 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...
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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...
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#vSANChat Recap: vSAN 7

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Big VMware releases deserve big tweet chats, right?! That’s why, in addition to our vSAN pros, Pete Flecha and John Nicholson, we teamed up with VMware’s vSphere and Cloud Foundation experts for a very special #vSANChat on March 26. We covered all the news about vSAN 7 coming out of the recent VMware Application Modernization Read more...