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Virtual SAN: Scaling Storage Capacity

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One of the most discussed topics about Virtual SAN has been around its scalable architecture design and the ability to scale up and scale out. In this article, I want to discuss and showcase the scale up capabilities of Virtual SAN. Virtual SAN’s disk support is based on hybrid disk model that uses flash and Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide

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Now that we have officially launched Virtual SAN, its time for everyone to get up to speed with the some of the latest and greatest changes with regards to the new design and sizing considerations guidance for Virtual SAN. Yesterday, we announced the official release time frame for the general availability of the product the week Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN Interoperability: OpenStack

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With the upcoming release of Virtual SAN, I want to take the opportunity to demonstrate some of the interoperability capabilities of Virtual SAN with other products and solutions. I will start the series by showcasing Virtual SAN’s interoperability with OpenStack. This demonstration is based on the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) and Virtual SAN. This demonstration Read more...

Getting Started with OpenStack and VMware vSphere White Paper

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Folks! it’s finally here. The first official Getting Started OpenStack and VMware vSphere White Paper. This paper is focus around the ease of deployment and integration of OpenStack frameworks onto vSphere environments with VMware’s Virtual OpenStack Virtual Appliances (VOVA). This guide provides logical diagrams showcasing the different OpenStack Projects VMware vSphere currently integrate with. Included Read more...

Florida VMUG Meeting Tour

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I will presenting at a couple of upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) meetings this week in Florida. I’ll be delivering a presentation on VMware’s Software Defined Storage Portfolio with focus on Virtual SAN (VSAN) recommended practices, use cases, and vCloud Suite interoperability capabilities. For those interested in pursuing the VCDX Certification, I will also be Read more...

Virtual SAN & Horizon View Performance Benchmarks Blog Series

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As the interest for Virtual SAN (VSAN) continues to build with VMware customers and participants in the beta program, there have been several questions and requests for performance benchmarks based on the performance centric use cases VSAN is targeting. The performance team at VMware has published a VDI/VSAN benchmark blog series worth reading. This first Read more...

vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack Demo

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Earlier this week I published an article announcing the availability of the new Havana version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance and the vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack. For those of you that haven’t had the time to deploy the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance and get some hands on experience with these tools and Read more...

vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack

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Last week right before the start of the OpenStack Summit the Team OpenStack at VMware released a new version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) based on the stable Havana release to the VMware and OpenStack communities. The new version of the appliance provides a relatively easy and out of the box sort of Read more...

vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) Demo

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Since announcing of the release vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) earlier this summer at VMworld 2013 there has been a great amount of interest on this project. Since then, I have wanted to create a demonstration for VMware customers and the vSphere administrators interested in working with the OpenStack framework on vSphere. The demonstration below Read more...

New vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) – Havana Release

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Folks we are very excited to announce the release of new version of vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) based on the new OpenStack Havana release. This release contains several additional improvements over the previous VOVA version based on the Grizzly release. Below are some of the highlights included with the new release: Single Nova compute Read more...