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Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN: Automating vCenter Alarm Configuration Using PowerCLI

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Welcome to the next installment in our Operationalizing VMware Virtual SAN series. In our previous article we detailed “How to configure vCenter alarms for Virtual SAN”. In today’s article we will demonstrate how to automate that configuration workflow leveraging PowerCLI. (Many thanks to VMware genius Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) for his contributions to this topic) [Joe Read more...

VMware Configuration Guide for Virtual SAN HCL Component Updates

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The Virtual SAN Configuration Guide has been updated with new components. We recently certified 12 SSDs, updated 4 existing SSD certifications, and updated firmware information for 2 HDDs. Make sure to visit the VMware Configuration Guide for Virtual SAN for more details! Here is a list of changes: New SSDs •  HGST HUSML4040ASS600 •  HGST Read more...

vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM Walkthrough (Part4): Provisioning a new VM

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Welcome to the next installment of our vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 walkthrough series of the new cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. So far we have seen: Introduction to vSphere Storage Policies Creating vSphere Storage Policies Associating vSphere Storage Policies In this article we will take the next step and illustrate how to leverage vSphere Read more...

vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM – Part3: Associating vSphere Storage Policies

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In our last article we demonstrated how to use the new vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM cmdlets to create vSphere Storage Policies. In this article we will demonstrate how to quickly associate a vSphere Storage Policy with  a new or existing VM. Example Provisioning Scenario To illustrate how to leverage PowerCLI to associate vSphere Storage Policies Read more...

vSphere Storage Policy Based Management Overview (part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of the vSphere Storage Policy Based Management Overview. In our previous article, we looked at challenges with traditional storage provisioning models, the advantages of the Software-Defined Storage model, as well as an introduction and background to VMware vSphere Storage Policy Based Management. If you have not yet had opportunity to read Read more...

vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 SPBM Walkthrough (Part 1): Introduction

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Welcome to a new blog series for the all new vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1. In this series we will be exploring the new vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets for vSphere Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). With this release, we now have the ability to interface with the vSphere Storage Policy Manager through the addition of the Read more...

Virtual SAN Troubleshooting: Automating Multicast Configuration

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Welcome to another episode of our Virtual SAN Troubleshooting series. In our last article we detailed guidelines and troubleshooting steps around the Virtual SAN networking requirement for layer 2 multicast. In today’s article we will show you how to quickly automate the modification of the Virtual SAN multicast group address in the event the need Read more...

Virtual SAN Troubleshooting: Multicast

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Hello and welcome to the Virtual SAN Troubleshooting blog series. This series of articles is dedicated to and driven by requests from you our readers. Today we will be focusing upon one of our most requested troubleshooting topics, Layer 2 Multicast functionality from the Virtual SAN Networking requirements. You are probably familiar with the Virtual Read more...