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By: mhuppert | February 04, 2019

How to monitor vSAN disks using RVC

How to Monitor VSAN Disks using RVC Commands

This article will help you to understand how to monitor vsan disks using RVC commands to monitor and troubleshoot VSAN disks in VSAN cluster
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By: mhuppert | February 01, 2019

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

Hopefully, you’ve read the first two articles in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. We will continue the series in this article with some coverage of how vRealize Operations Manager expands on the capacity management functionality in vSAN and vSphere. Dashboards in the vSphere Client The latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, and vRealize The post vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | February 01, 2019

VMware Celebrates vSAN Customers

VMware Celebrates vSAN Customers

Learn how organizations are now leveraging the revolutionary possibilities and solving traditional IT challenges with a new IT/storage approach delivered by VMware vSAN.
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By: mhuppert | January 31, 2019

Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing

Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of...

In a little more than 4 years, VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN has accumulated over 17K customers. One of the powerful tools that has helped enable this rapid vSAN adoption is Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. Converging HCI Buyers Hyperconverged Infrastructure has evolved to now incorporate all major data center functions including software-defined The post Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 31, 2019

vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30 minutes

vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30...

VMware Hands-on Labs are the most popular way to evaluate new products or enhance your skill set with a product you already use. They require no installation and are up and running in your browser in minutes…completely free. Step-by-step instructions guide the three-hour trial experience and are designed to showcase the full features and functionality The post vSAN Lightning Lab – The Best Way to Spend 30 minutes appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 30, 2019

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management The post PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 29, 2019

Building a 2 node vSAN cluster with vSAN witness appliance

Building a 2 node vSAN cluster with vSAN...

Today I'm going to talk about setting up a 2 node vSAN witness homelab. Homelabs are important for anyone wanting to progress their knowledge, although some hardware can be quite expensive, especially if you want to work with multiple hosts! Nested environments are quite popular but I think nothing beats having physical hardware to play with and cable up. I have a third host arriving soon so I thought I would take the opportunity to cover a 2 node setup before I migrate. I will cover the... Read More
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By: mhuppert | January 28, 2019

Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving the Next Data Center Revolution

Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving...

If you’re looking lead your organization to the future and drive business value as an IT professional, this is a session you don’t want to miss. Join Duncan Epping in this VMworld session now!
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By: mhuppert | January 27, 2019

Webcast: VMware vSAN and Dell VxRail

ON DEMAND WEBCAST - VMware vSAN & Dell EMC VxRail!

The hybrid cloud promises a single operating model across the data center, with better security and greater agility. Find out what you'll get with VMware vSAN and Dell EMC VxRail on the co-led webcast, now available for viewing on demand.
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By: mhuppert | January 26, 2019

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS. This service is called Elastic vSAN and is now available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host The post vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 26, 2019

Introducing Elastic vSAN

Introducing Elastic vSAN

We have officially entered the next generation of storage in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Dramatically increasing the size and scale of workload that the service can support. While simultaneously introducing flexibility into the amount of storage assigned to a cluster. We call it Elastic vSAN; a fusion of VMware vSAN and Amazons Elastic The post Introducing Elastic vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 25, 2019

Degraded Device Handling (DDH) Revisited

Degraded Device Handling (DDH) Revisited

Degraded Device Handling (DDH) or Dying Disk Handling as it was formerly known, is a feature that has been available in vSAN for some time. However, I regularly get questions about how it works. The DDH behavior has changed significantly over various versions. We may as well begin this post with an overview about the The post Degraded Device Handling (DDH) Revisited appeared first on CormacHogan.com.
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By: mhuppert | January 24, 2019

#StorageMinute: vSAN Space Reclamation

#StorageMinute: vSAN Space Reclamation

How to maximise vSAN TCO by making space usage more efficient
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By: mhuppert | January 23, 2019

Can I use vSAN for both VMs and containers?

Can I use vSAN for both VMs and containers?

With containers, and Kubernetes in particular, becoming more prevalent as time goes on, we are seeing more questions revolving around their use with vSAN. We all know that vSAN can be used to host VM storage, iSCSI LUNs for physical machines, and more recently, container volumes for Docker and Kubernetes via the open-source Project Hatchway The post Can I use vSAN for both VMs and containers? appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | January 23, 2019

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 2

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 2

This article picks up where Part 1 of this series left off. We will discuss the alarms and notifications in vSAN Health and vCenter Server that can be used to keep an eye on vSAN datastore capacity and usage trends. vSAN Health As mentioned in the previous article, vSAN Health monitors the capacity of the The post vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 2 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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