“Kickstart” your vSAN journey with 3 for 2

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Many small to medium businesses with tight IT budgets and staffing constraints would relish the opportunity to refresh their IT infrastructure with the latest and greatest technologies. With data growing exponentially, there is a renewed focus on having a flexible yet resilient storage system to meet business needs. However, cost and operational overhead are two Read more...

vSAN Snippets: Reporting Drive Location & More

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An internal request came up asking for the ability to return the enclosure location of a vSAN disk. This information can sometimes be returned from the esxcli command utility, for some storage controllers, using the following command: esxcli storage core device physical get -d <device id> The resulting output looks something like this: Having to Read more...

vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...
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#StorageMinute: Cloud Native Storage

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Cloud Native Storage for vSphere.     When dealing with a system as dynamic as Kubernetes and containers where churn of containers and resources is massive and conceivably could be hundreds, if not Read more...

#StorageMinute: Elastic vSAN

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Elastic vSAN inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service.     Elastic vSAN is an innovative new solution in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service that combines Amazons Elastic Block Store offering and Read more...

Evolve Without Risk: Enhance Visibility, Management and Control with vSAN

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So, you’ve got your hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) up and running—great! But that’s just step one. The logical next step is to evolve simply and efficiently into a full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure so that you can enhance your visibility into management and control of your infrastructure. Enter vSAN, which can help alleviate your storage infrastructure dependencies and Read more...

Native SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN

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In the latest of a seemingly continuous stream of enhancements, we are pleased to share Microsoft SQL Server Cluster support on vSAN.  This support has been added in the latest release of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service (1.6) and adds SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation (SCSI3-PR) support to vSAN. Initially released to the VMware Cloud on Read more...