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vSphere Virtual Volumes

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Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.0 and with this announcement comes the official release of vSphere Virtual Volumes. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) is VMware’s new management & integration framework designed to deliver a more efficient operational model for external storage. vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SDS vision to Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: File Services with NexentaConnect

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NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage solution designed specifically to deliver file service on top of Virtual SAN. This solution complements Virtual SAN by delivering a software-based NAS capabilities that add enterprise-class Windows and UNIX-based file services without the need for any additional hardware purchase to augment the virtual machine storage provided by Read more...

VMware Storage Survey

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The VMware Storage and Availability team is looking for customer and community feedback with regarding some storage technologies and use cases. Please take a few minutes to fill out the brief survey listed in the link below. Storage Technology & Use case Thank you for your help and support. For future updates on Virtual SAN Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Operations: Replacing Disk Devices

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In my previous Virtual SAN operations article, “VMware Virtual SAN Operations: Disk Group Management” I covered the configuration and management of the Virtual SAN disk groups, and in particular I described the recommended operating procedures for managing Virtual SAN disk groups. In this article, I will take a similar approach and cover the recommended operating procedures for Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Operations: Disk Group Management

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This new blog series will focus on Virtual SAN day-to-day operations related tasks and their recommended operating procedures. I will start the series by covering one of the key and most important aspects of Virtual SAN, which is the management of disk groups. Managing Disk Groups Disk groups are logical management constructs designed to aggregate Read more...

Virtual SAN Observer – Offline Monitoring Bundle Issue

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I recently published an article describing the procedure to configure and enable the VMware Virtual SAN Observer tool to work without the requirement of Internet access. This operating mode is known as the offline-mode. VMware Virtual SAN Observer Offline Mode article The Virtual SAN Observer tool provides three different options for monitoring statistics. The offline Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Observer Offline Mode

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The VMware Virtual SAN Observer is currently the best monitoring and troubleshooting tool for Virtual SAN that is available today. The tool is utilized for monitoring performance statistics for Virtual SAN live or offline.The Virtual SAN Observer UI depends on a couple of JavaScript and CSS libraries (JQuery, d3, angular, bootstrap, font-awesome) in order successfully display the performance statistics Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: Performance with Microsoft Exchange Server

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As we continue to showcase the value and capabilities of Virtual SAN, I believe it is crucial to provide access to the information VMware’s performance engineering team has gathered around business critical applications and their respective performance benchmarks. This white paper focuses on Microsoft Exchange Server performance on VMware Virtual SAN. Microsoft Exchange Server is a commonly Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Survey

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The VMware Storage and Availability team is looking for customer and community feedback for VMware Virtual SAN. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey listed in the link below. VMware Virtual SAN Survey Link Thank you for your help and support. For future updates on Virtual SAN (VSAN), Virtual Volumes (VVols), and other Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: Performance with Microsoft SQL Server

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As we continue to showcase the value and capabilities of Virtual SAN, I believe it is crucial to provide access to the information VMware’s performance engineering team has gathered around business critical applications and their respective performance benchmarks. This new white paper focuses on Microsoft SQL Server workload performance on VMware Virtual SAN. The study was Read more...