Oracle Real Application Clusters on VMware Virtual SAN

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By Palanivenkatesan Murugan (Senior Member of Technical Staff – Storage Product Marketing) VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure, a software-driven architecture that delivers tightly integrated computing, and shared storage from a single virtualized x86 server. Virtual SAN delivers high performance, highly resilient shared storage by clustering server-attached 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...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster: Bandwidth Sizing Guidance

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Hot off the press!! We just released a VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster Bandwidth Sizing Guidance document. This document explains how to size bandwidth requirements for Virtual SAN in Stretched Cluster configurations. Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster configurations can be spread across distances, provided bandwidth and latency requirements are met. Note: This document only covers 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...

An important KB for VSAN Stretched Cluster

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Today we released a very important KB article, KB 2135952, for VSAN stretched cluster. It informs customers on how to handle a split partition/network partition scenario on a VSAN stretched cluster. The reason we released the KB was as follows: In the event of a split-brain scenario in a VSAN stretched cluster, where the two 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...