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By: mhuppert | July 10, 2018

Dell, VMware Still Dominate HCI Charts, Says IDC

Dell, VMware Still Dominate HCI Charts, Says IDC

Once again Dell and VMware are the leading hyperconverged infrastructure vendors according to IDC's HCI charts.

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By: mhuppert | July 08, 2018

Got vSAN? Take this advanced Hands-on Lab

Got vSAN? Take this advanced Hands-on Lab

In this advanced vSAN lab, you will be challenged to troubleshoot performance and availability issues, scale-out a vSAN cluster, and much more!

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By: mhuppert | July 08, 2018

Changes in the Performance Service for vSAN 6.7

Changes in the Performance Service for vSAN 6.7

The new Clarity based HTML5 user interface (UI) that VMware has adopted across its product portfolio has been a big win for new and existing customers. Since the debut of the new vCenter client in vSphere and vSAN 6.7, it has been quite common to hear from users who have made the transition on how The post Changes in the Performance Service for vSAN 6.7 appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | July 07, 2018

Find out how VMware vSAN 6.7 Meets Your Customers’ HCI Needs

Find out how VMware vSAN 6.7 Meets Your...

This release offers features and capabilities that enable improves performance, usability, and consistency. Significant improvements to management and monitoring tools are matched by application consistency improvements. Learn more. The post Find out how VMware vSAN 6.7 Meets Your Customers’ HCI Needs appeared first on Partner News .

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By: mhuppert | July 07, 2018

Understanding the vSAN Witness Appliance – Cluster Membership, Versioning, and Hosting

Understanding the vSAN Witness Appliance –...

The vSAN Witness Appliance virtual machine provides a virtualized ESXi host that acts as a tie breaker for vSAN Stretched Cluster and 2 Node configurations. Some common questions come up around not only which version of the vSAN Witness Appliance should be used, but what version the vSAN Witness Appliance should be run on. A few definitions The post Understanding the vSAN Witness Appliance – Cluster Membership, Versioning, and Hosting appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | July 06, 2018

How to Configure iSCSI Target on vSAN

How to Configure iSCSI Target on vSAN

VMware has announced the iSCSI Target service on the vSAN datastore with the release of vSAN 6.5. So if you are using the older version of vSAN you won't see this feature. vSAN 6.5 or above v... Read More

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By: mhuppert | July 06, 2018

Managing vSAN 6.6 Fault Domains

Managing vSAN 6.6 Fault Domains

Back in vSAN 6.0 release (when it was called VSAN), VMware introduced the ability to create Fault Domains to provide rack awareness and a bit of control where vSAN placed data objects. The idea behind fault domains is that we want to be able to tolerate groups of hosts (chassis or racks) failing ... Read More

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By: mhuppert | July 03, 2018

IDC Data Shows vSAN Expands Leadership in HCI Software

IDC Data Shows vSAN Expands Leadership in HCI...

The latest market data from IDC continues to show that VMware vSAN is leading the HCI market. IDCs Q1 2018 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, released on June 26th, 2018, shows that the total value of hyperconverged solutions running VMware vSAN accounted for 37.2% of the Q1 2018 HCI market, making HCI systems powered by The post IDC Data Shows vSAN Expands Leadership in HCI Software appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | June 25, 2018

Check vSAN KMS Circular Dependency - Samples

Check vSAN KMS Circular Dependency - Samples

.DESCRIPTION This script will look to see if a KMS Server is running on the same Encrypted vSAN Datastore that it is providing Key Management Servi... Read More

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By: mhuppert | June 25, 2018

Minio S3 object store deployed as a set of VMs on vSAN

Minio S3 object store deployed as a set of VMs...

Some time backed, I looked at what it would take to run a container based Minio S3 object store on top of vSAN. This involved using our vSphere Docker Volume Server (aka Project Hatchway, and the details can be found here. However, I wanted to evaluate what it would take to scale out the Minio The post Minio S3 object store deployed as a set of VMs on vSAN appeared first on CormacHogan.com .

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By: mhuppert | June 24, 2018

Join Jase McCarty for Native Data at Rest Encryption Strategies for VMware HCI

Join Jase McCarty for Native Data at Rest...

If you would like a better understanding of some of the native encryption strategies available when using VMware HCI, comprised of vSphere and vSAN, then this free webcast is for you. Register now!

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By: mhuppert | June 24, 2018

Using webhooks and vRLI to integrate vSAN alerts with Slack

Using webhooks and vRLI to integrate vSAN...

Introduction When it comes to system administration and operations, we all know it can sometimes be tricky to get the visibility into your environments at the granularity and verbosity level that you want. No one wants a call at 3am to say a NIC flapped, unless, for example, it’s happening across 10 hosts within The post Using webhooks and vRLI to integrate vSAN alerts with Slack appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | June 23, 2018

How does vSAN powered HCI speed up migrations?

How does vSAN powered HCI speed up migrations?

The problem of Hidden Costs Years ago I bought a (relatively) fancy car. for a reasonable price. It got great gas milage and I got it at a great price. I quickly found out though that the car suffered from a few problems. 1. This car required expensive parts when things broke. A lot broke The post How does vSAN powered HCI speed up migrations? appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | June 21, 2018

Getting More out of vSAN

Getting More out of vSAN

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By: mhuppert | June 19, 2018

Getting More out of vSAN

Getting More out of vSAN

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