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By: mhuppert | October 18, 2017

Which vSAN features improve storage management and performance?

Which vSAN features improve storage management...

VSAN 6.6 and 6.6.1 boast new features, such as vSAN Configuration Assist, integration with vROps and a streamlined upgrade process to improve storage performance and management.

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By: mhuppert | October 18, 2017

How to: Enabling vSAN

How to: Enabling vSAN

Last week I wrote a detailed post last week on vSAN. Now that vSAN has been explained and the benefits understood, let's get started with how to enable it within a lab setting. Note: This is ...Read More

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By: mhuppert | October 17, 2017

vSAN Stretched Clusters & VM Swap Files

vSAN Stretched Clusters & VM Swap Files

My buddy Pete Koehler put together a good post a few days ago about SPBM Policies with vSAN Stretched Clusters: vSAN Operations: Use separate SPBM policies for VMs in stretched...Read More

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By: mhuppert | October 16, 2017

vSAN Operations Guide: Managing Disk Groups

vSAN Operations Guide: Managing Disk Groups

This video demonstrates the options for creating and managing disk groups in a vSAN cluster.

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By: mhuppert | October 16, 2017

vSAN Ready Nodes + PowerEdge: Built to suit

vSAN Ready Nodes + PowerEdge: Built to suit

We caught up with Chad Fenner from Dell EMC to talk about how vSAN Ready Nodes are suited for customers with unique requirements.

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By: mhuppert | October 15, 2017

vSAN SexiPanels – SexiGraf

vSAN SexiPanels - SexiGraf

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By: mhuppert | October 15, 2017

vSAN H730 mini driver incompatible with 6.5 U1 - View the Solution on #VMTN

vSAN H730 mini driver incompatible with 6.5 U1...

I'm implementing our new HC infrastructure. We bought from Dell 6* vSAN ready nodes (R730xd). They shipped in version 6.5.

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By: mhuppert | October 15, 2017

Working with vSAN Storage Policies for vSAN 6.6 and Later

Working with vSAN Storage Policies for vSAN 6.6...

This video shows how to create or modify a vSAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance for vSAN 6.6 and later.

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By: mhuppert | October 11, 2017

vSAN Witness location in Virtual Centre - Join the conversation on #VMTN

vSAN Witness location in Virtual Centre - Join...

I am a little confused over where the witness appliance should be located with regard to virtual centre. My vSAN is a 2 node direct connected cluster with a witness in a different site.

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By: mhuppert | October 09, 2017

vSAN Hosted Evaluation Hands-On Lab

vSAN Hosted Evaluation Hands-On Lab

Test drive VMware products in minutes. Hands-on Labs allow you to evaluate the features and functionality of VMware products with no installation required.

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By: mhuppert | October 09, 2017

2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations

2-node vSAN – witness network design...

It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of a vSAN Enterprise for ROBO license The post 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations appeared first on CormacHogan.com .

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By: mhuppert | October 08, 2017

Register for the vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop – BETA

Register for the vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop...

VMware Education is excited to offer the VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop on 10/26 – 10/27. This Live Online two-day course will teach you tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises. Course Outline 1. The post Register for the vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop – BETA appeared first on Virtual...Read More

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By: mhuppert | October 08, 2017

Considerations for using LACP with vSAN

Considerations for using LACP with vSAN

I am a firm believer on spending a good amount of time during the design phase of any deployment. Planning ahead, and knowing your limitations will make your life easier, maybe just a little bit, but every bit helps. If you are planning on using LACP for link aggregation on vSAN, I strongly advise you … Continue reading Considerations for using LACP with vSAN

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By: mhuppert | October 07, 2017

vSAN Operations: Use separate SPBM policies for VMs in stretched clusters

vSAN Operations: Use separate SPBM policies for...

vSAN stretched clusters are an easy, fast, and flexible way to deliver cluster level redundancy across sites using a capability built right into vSphere. Since it is enabled at the cluster level, a mix of stretched clusters and non-stretched clusters can easily co-exist and all be managed by the same vCenter server. This flexibility can The post vSAN Operations: Use separate SPBM policies for VMs in stretched clusters appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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By: mhuppert | October 07, 2017

vSAN Operations Guide: Deduplication and Compression

vSAN Operations Guide: Deduplication and...

This video demonstrates the process for enabling deduplication and compression in a vSAN cluster. You can check the results of deduplication and compression by viewing the Deduplication and Compression Overview in the vSAN Capacity monitor.

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