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VMware Virtual SAN & vSphere HA Recommendations

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Recently I’ve participated in a number of discussions around Virtual SAN and vSphere HA where a couple of great and interesting questions have been brought up with regards to Virtual SAN and vSphere HA interoperability and behavior. For the most part, the discussions have been around vSphere HA and how it works and supports network Read more...

Horizon 6.0 and Virtual SAN: A match made in …… (VMware)

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In today’s special webcast event VMware officially announced the release of VMware Horizon 6.0. This version is designed to meet the demands of today’s mobile workforce and optimized for the Software-defined Datacenter architectures and superior operating models. The announcement was packed with a lot of new great new features and capabilities for the entire Horizon Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: Witness Component Deployment Logic

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A question that I’ve been asked about very often has been around the behavior and logic of the witness component In Virtual SAN. Apparently this is somewhat of a cloudy topic. So I wanted to take the opportunity and answer that question and for those looking for more details on the topic ahead of the Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Interoperability: vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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For the third article of the Virtual SAN interoperability series, I want to showcase the interoperability between Virtual SAN vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager. This demonstration presents one of the many possible ways in which customers can use of vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager with Virtual SAN. In the demonstration below, Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Interoperability: vCloud Automation Center

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For the second article of the Virtual SAN interoperability series, I showcase the interoperability between Virtual SAN and vCloud Automation Center. This demonstration presents one of the many ways in which vCloud Automation Center can be used to provision virtual machines onto a Virtual SAN infrastructure via a service catalog. In this scenario, I have Read more...

Virtual SAN: New Product Walkthrough Demos

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In effort to continue to providing information about Virtual SAN and its capability via recoded demos I’ve created a new set of Virtual SAN walkthrough demos . The walkthrough demos are available and accessible online, for everyone that is interested in learning about how Virtual SAN works, its capabilities and how does it interoperate with other Read more...

Deploying Large Virtual SAN Clusters in Minutes

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The deployment and configuration of Virtual SAN has been deemed “radically simple” because of its simplistic two click configuration capability. For the most part, most people have yet to see what the deployment and configuration of a large Virtual SAN cluster looks like and in actuality what it takes. Virtual SAN requires the configurations of Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: Cross Cluster Migrations

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I was recently involved in a conversations with regards to Virtual SAN and virtual machine migration capabilities. A few customers have been wondering about whether or not all of the vSphere migration operation and functions work with Virtual SAN due to the way the system works. One particular migration operation in question was around the Read more...

vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA): Product Walkthrough Demos

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I’ve created a new set of vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) walkthrough demos for vSphere admins that are interested in learning about OpenStack and what it can do. The walkthrough demos are available and accessible online, for everyone that is interested in learning about how the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) works. I have even included Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: 32 Node Scale Out Capability

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Virtual SAN is now available and officially supports up to 32 nodes per cluster. Configuring and managing clustered solutions comprised of 32 nodes can become operationally intensive, time consuming, and overwhelming for any environment over time. One of the key differentiating benefits of Virtual SAN is how it delivers an efficient operational model suitable for today’s datacenter Read more...