Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 8 – Woodshed Conversations at the Austin VMUG

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The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events. With over 100,000 members worldwide, they are the largest organization for virtualization users. This week Pete and John take the show on the road to the Austin VMUG and Read more...

VMware an Inaugural Member of New Intel Storage Builders Partner Ecosystem – Intel Cloud Day Announcement

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The VMware Storage and Availability team is excited to be participating in this year's Intel® Cloud Day event. Taking place today, March 31st, in San Francisco, Intel is hosting a day of news announcements, discussions and workshops on the industry leader momentum toward software-defined infrastructure solution delivery. At 9:00 AM PDT Diane Bryant, senior vice Read more...

Virtual Volumes at EMC World

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EMC world is coming up quickly and will be held in Las Vegas from May 2nd to May 5th. This year there will be plenty to talk about for Virtual Volumes. In December 2015, the EMC VMAX team became the first EMC array to deliver certified support for vVols and the VNX team have also launched their Read more...

Virtual SAN Considerations When Booting from a Flash Device

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Overview We have several Virtual SAN customers who are interested in using a flash device not only for ESXi boot but also for persisting logs, traces and core dumps. Virtual SAN provides a number of flash options that can be used for boot. viz. USB, SD card, SATADOM and SSD.  Each of these devices has its own pros and cons. In this blog, Read more...

Simulate a Delay to Test and Validate VSAN Stretched Cluster

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This blog was co-authored by Palanivenkatesan Murugan Since the inception of Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster many current and potential Virtual SAN users have grappled with how to validate Stretched Cluster given the high cost and difficulty with setting multiple networks across geographically distributed sites without impacting production environments. The purpose of this blog is to Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 Certification & Compatibility Guide Update

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The Virtual SAN product team is pleased to announce a number of changes to Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) with the release of Virtual SAN 6.2. Following is the summary of changes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and components (I/O controller, PCIe/NVMe, SSD, HDD) that are listed on Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide and Read more...

Virtual Volumes: First Year In Review

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With the release of vSphere 6.0, in March 2015, VMware released the long anticipated Virtual Volumes feature (a.k.a. vVols). Looking back over the past year, there has been a lot of customer interest and partner activity around Virtual Volumes. Adoption of Virtual Volumes is steadily increasing as more and more customers are moving to vSphere 6 to Read more...