vSAN Encryption

Understanding vSAN Encryption – KMS Profile Addressing

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When using vSAN Encryption, one of the vSAN Health Check tests will show the health of the connection between the vSAN Hosts and the KMS Cluster as well as vCenter and the KMS Cluster. One scenario came up a few weeks ago where the vSAN Health Check indicated that the vSAN Hosts could properly communicate Read more...

Understanding vSAN Encryption – Booting when vCenter is Unavailable

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Since the introduction of vSAN Encryption in vSAN 6.6 some of the routine questions that get asked include: Do vSAN hosts get encryption key information from vCenter? What if vCenter is offline, is vSAN encryption impacted? What if vCenter is removed/replaced/not available, is vSAN impacted? The answers to these are pretty straightforward and easy to Read more...
Virtually Speaking

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...
vSAN and VxRail Take Center Stage at Dell Technology World

vSAN and VxRail Take Center Stage at Dell Technology World

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In case you missed Dell Technology World the other week, it was clear that Dell EMC VxRail, the market-leading HCI appliance, and VMware vSAN, the market-leading HCI software, took center stage throughout the week. The 14,000 customers and industry people in attendance enjoyed a front row seat to the evolution from traditional storage to hyper-converged Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host – Traffic Tagging

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With 2 Node and Stretched Cluster vSAN, a vSAN Witness Host is used. This can be a physical vSphere host or a  VMware provided virtual appliance. Using the vSAN Witness Appliance is easy, does not require any additional licensing, and has much of the configuration standardized (sizing, disks, tagged ports). A second VMkernel port (vmk1) Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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Dell EMC and VMware have expanded the industry’s broadest hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio to provide a turnkey rack-scale, hyper-converged system with VxRack SDDC. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we invite our friends from the VxRAIL team to walk us through this next generation SDDC with VMware Cloud Foundation (vSphere, NSX, vSAN and VMware SDDC Read more...
Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

Powering Your Business-Critical Applications with VMware vSAN

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Whenever disruptive technology meets well-established paradigms, it takes time for everyone to “get the memo”.  Many enterprises are simply conservative and don’t like change, while others believe that adopting “1.0” version is asking for trouble. (Hard to argue with that last one!)  Very rarely do you come across a product that is both mature and Read more...

vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US

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As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) partners across the Americas.  Michael Dell Read more...