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By: mhuppert | May 06, 2019

Quantifying vSAN performance

Quantifying vSAN performance

Overview One of the common asks prior to deploying or migrating workloads to an environment, is to know and understand the capabilities of the environment. After the initial deployment and configuration, we may also require reference metrics when all of the configuration is in a healthy state. The objective of this blog post is to The post Quantifying vSAN performance appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | May 03, 2019

VMware Validated Design – vSAN Management Domain Design

VMware Validated Design – vSAN Management...

I recently had some discussions with a customer trying to decide on some design decisions for a VMware Validated Design (VVD) being deployed. While a lot of design decisions are fairly straight forward, (The Distributed Switch is arguably superior to the standard switch) a lot of vSAN data services decisions require some nuance and understanding The post VMware Validated Design – vSAN Management Domain Design appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | May 01, 2019

vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters

vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters

The newest release of vRealize Operations (vR Ops) is packed with new features that can benefit any vSphere environment. vSAN is the storage system that turns the SDDC into a reality, and the emphasis on enhancing vR Ops for our vSAN customers is a clear indicator of vSAN’s success at the edge, the core data The post vSAN and vR Ops 7.5 – VM Mobility Across Clusters appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | April 27, 2019

Design BOMs & my vSAN licensing cheat sheet mind map

Design BOMs & my vSAN licensing cheat sheet...

One of the important areas of any physical design is to create an appropriate bill of materials (BOM). Matching infrastructure or software features that meet business requirements is an important skill, initially for design success, but also in a lot of cases for the impact to the cost of... Read More

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By: mhuppert | April 27, 2019

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

VMware HCI is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic. To meet the needs of today’s warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or SWaP. SWaP characteristics The post Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI? appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | April 27, 2019

VMWARE ONCE AGAIN A LEADER IN THE GARTNER MAGIC QUADRANT FOR HYPERCONVERGED

VMware is a leader in HCI! Read Gartner Magic...

VMware is once again positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. In the latest Magic Quadrant, Gartner acknowledges hyperconverged infrastructure is moving from compute and storage to a "full-stack." VMware believes it has the most trusted stack... Read More

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By: mhuppert | April 19, 2019

Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups

Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups

Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip once said: “Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” As a fan of both Dilbert and informed decisions, the goal of the post is to aid in the design decisions of any vSAN Architecture. As we all know, The post Understanding vSAN Architecture: Disk Groups appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | April 19, 2019

vSAN Health Checks Explained - Part 5

vSAN Health Checks Explained - Part 5

Hello everyone. This is the fifth and the final part to the blog series "vSAN Health Checks Explained". Before we proceed to the contents, let me thank the readers for providing valuable feedback. I am glad to see that this really helped many of the Newbies to vSAN to understand the concepts... Read More

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By: mhuppert | April 17, 2019

Top 20 Articles for vSAN, March 2019

Top 20 Articles for vSAN, March 2019

Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a ticket to register the vSAN VASA Provider Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Best The post Top 20 Articles for vSAN, March 2019 appeared first on VMware Support Insider.

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By: mhuppert | April 16, 2019

Running Containers on HCI Powered by VMware vSAN - Watch it on demand!

Running Containers on HCI Powered by VMware...

Many organizations want to take advantage of containers to build and run stateful software such as databases & modern cloud native apps. Learn about HCI & VMware vSAN on our on demand webcast. Watch it now!

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By: mhuppert | April 16, 2019

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO

vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN...

vSphere and vSAN now have more flexibility in ROBO use cases. Last week, vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced. ROBO Licensing Considerations Remember that vSAN licensing is separate from vSphere licensing. When deciding which licensing option to use for Remote Office/Branch Office locations several items must be considered: Number of virtual machines Number of sites The post vSphere Enterprise ROBO – Even better for vSAN ROBO appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | April 12, 2019

vSAN Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)

vSAN Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)

This video explains the storage policy-based management framework for VMware vSAN called Storage Policy Based Management.

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By: mhuppert | April 11, 2019

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

#StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation

Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Key Rotation in vSAN Encryption. Keys for Security Keys are required to open locks and access the contents that are secured. Different locking mechanisms require different types of keys. These keys could be The post #StorageMinute: vSAN Encryption and Key Rotation appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | April 10, 2019

Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World

Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World

According to the latest IDC report, VMware vSAN and Dell EMC are pulling ahead of everyone else is this fast-growing Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market. At Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas later this month you’ll find out why, and learn about the products and solutions that are changing the HCI market. Discuss vSAN with The post Don’t Miss VMware vSAN at Dell Technologies World appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | April 09, 2019

vSAN Maximizes Uptime and Flexibility for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

vSAN Maximizes Uptime and Flexibility for...

An effective business or workplace environment all boils down to choice. This flexibility is paramount in today’s digital era, where advancements in technology proliferate at break-neck speeds. At the same time, this flexibility of solutions means nothing if it leads to excruciating amounts of downtime and inefficiency within your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This is The post vSAN Maximizes Uptime and Flexibility for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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