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By: mhuppert | November 20, 2019

CNS – not just for vSAN

CNS – not just for vSAN

After a very eventful VMworld, we received lots of questions about CNS, the Cloud Native Storage feature that was released with vSphere 6.7U3. Whilst most of the demonstrations and blog articles around CNS focused on vSAN, what may have been missed is that this feature also works with both VMFS and NFS datastores. For that reason, I decided to create some examples of how CNS can also bubble up information in vSphere about Kubernetes Persistent Volumes (PVs) created on both VMFS and NFS... Read More
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By: mhuppert | November 18, 2019

Feature in Five: vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager (VUM)

Feature in Five: vSAN Integrated vSphere Update...

Welcome to “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized yet expansive explanation of various industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! On this episode, we'll discuss vSAN Integrated vSphere Update Manager.
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By: mhuppert | November 15, 2019

vSANChat Wrap-Up: VMware and HPE!

vSANChat Wrap-Up: VMware and HPE!

The vSAN team also hosted our monthly #vSANChat on Twitter! Each #vSANChat is a way for you to ask questions and give feedback directly to the product teams, and we love spending the hour chatting on Twitter and getting to know our subject matter experts! This month we were joined by Brent Sullivan, John Shields The post vSANChat Wrap-Up: VMware and HPE! appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | November 14, 2019

Top 20 articles for vSAN, October 2019

Top 20 articles for vSAN, October 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Thick-provisioned VMs on vSAN detected on vSAN-health check vSAN Health Service – Online Health – Controller Utility Is Installed on Host VASA Provider Registration Troubleshooting Unable to retrieve vSAN related information via HTML5 client after upgrading to vSphere 6.7 Update 3 “Host cannot communicate with The post Top 20 articles for vSAN, October 2019 appeared first on VMware Support Insider.
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By: mhuppert | November 10, 2019

vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01

vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01

Stretched Cluster and 2 Node vSAN configurations require a vSAN Witness Host prevent split-brain scenarios when sites are isolated from each other due to loss of connectivity or other outage. The Stretched Cluster Guide and 2 Node Guide state that any physical vSphere host with appropriate RAM and storage devices can be used, or the free vSAN The post vSAN Witness Appliance Updates in vSAN 6.7 P01 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | November 04, 2019

Announcing VMware Skyline Health for vSAN

Announcing VMware Skyline Health for vSAN

VMware is pleased to announce VMware Skyline Health for vSAN, which unifies two in-product support offerings, vSAN Health and Skyline. Users will experience less downtime due to new, proactive Skyline notifications as well as resolve issues faster from a single source of support. Skyline Health for vSAN provides self-service findings for configuration, patches, upgrades, and The post Announcing VMware Skyline Health for vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
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By: mhuppert | October 29, 2019

Troubleshooting vSAN infrastructure with vRealize Operations 8.0

Troubleshooting vSAN infrastructure with...

vRealize Operations is a powerful tool for managing your traditional and hyper-converged infrastructure. And with the introduction of the new Troubleshooting Workbench and even more vSAN metrics in vRealize Operations 8.0, it becomes an indispensable tool. We'll show you exactly what we mean in this video.

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By: mhuppert | October 17, 2019

We Have Lift Off: Version 2 of vSAN Beginner Odyssey Game

We Have Lift Off: Version 2 of vSAN Beginner...

We just made updates to the HOL-2008-04-ODY – vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab based on user feedback. Version 2 of the VMware vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab is now live! Congratulations to Anthony Laurente, Jonas Weber, and Danilo Coppola on ranking at the top of our global vSAN version 1 leaderboard! Keep an eye out for our The post We Have Lift Off: Version 2 of vSAN Beginner Odyssey Game appeared first on VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog.

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By: mhuppert | October 10, 2019

Project nanoEDGE aka tiny vSphere/vSAN supported configurations!

Project nanoEDGE aka tiny vSphere/vSAN...

Advertise here with BSA A few weeks ago VMware announced Project nanoEDGE on their blog virtual blocks. I had a whole bunch of questions the following days from customers and partners interested in understanding what it is and what it does. I personally prefer to call project nanoEDGE “a recipe”. In the recipe, it states which configuration would be

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By: mhuppert | October 05, 2019

VSANTOP Command-Line Tool – New in vSAN 6.7 Update 3

VSANTOP Command-Line Tool - New in vSAN 6.7...

As a vSphere administrator, one of the most common tools I use for troubleshooting performance is ESXTOP, which I’m sure you’ve all heard of. Now with the release of vSphere 6.7 U3 and vSAN 6.7 U3, VMware has added a new VSANTOP command-line tool which runs on ESXi hosts to view real-time vSAN... Read More

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By: mhuppert | October 04, 2019

Write Buffer Sizing in vSAN when Using the Very Latest Hardware

Write Buffer Sizing in vSAN when Using the Very...

One of the privileges of presenting at VMworld each year is the opportunity to hear and answer the questions that are top of mind for vSAN customers. This year was certainly no different. A question that came up a few more times than I expected went something like this: “Does the speed of my buffer The post Write Buffer Sizing in vSAN when Using the Very Latest Hardware appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | October 01, 2019

Elastic vSAN Scale-Up Storage

Elastic vSAN Scale-Up Storage

The march of progress continues within the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With the 1.8 release introducing the ability to dynamically scale-up storage capacity with any Elastic vSAN SDDCs. This new capability further empowers customers to right-size their SDDC by leaning into the elasticity of the AWS cloud. How does it work? When a cluster The post Elastic vSAN Scale-Up Storage appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | September 30, 2019

VMware vSAN Continues to Lead the HCI Market, According to Latest IDC Report

VMware vSAN Continues to Lead the HCI Market,...

VMware is still the market leader of HCI software, according to IDC’s latest Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q2. The tracker, which released on September 24, 2019, reported that VMware vSAN’s revenue was 38% of the total market and grew nearly 40% year over year! VMware has sprinted ahead to be the undisputed market The post VMware vSAN Continues to Lead the HCI Market, According to Latest IDC Report appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | September 28, 2019

Feature in Five: vSAN Cluster Quickstart

Feature in Five: vSAN Cluster Quickstart

Welcome to “Feature in Five,” our byte-sized videos of industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in—you guessed—five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled vSAN Data Placement and Availability; in this edition, we turn our attention to the vSAN Cluster Quickstart wizard. vSAN 6.7 U1 and vSphere 6.7 U1 introduced Quickstart, a cluster creation wizard that guides The post Feature in Five: vSAN Cluster Quickstart appeared first on Virtual Blocks.

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By: mhuppert | September 27, 2019

Top 20 articles for vSAN, August 2019

Top 20 articles for vSAN, August 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Thick-provisioned VMs on vSAN detected on vSAN-health check “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error vSAN Health Service – Online Health – Controller Utility Is Installed on Host Virtual Machines running on VMware vSAN 6.6 and later report guest data The post Top 20 articles for vSAN, August 2019 appeared first on VMware Support Insider.

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By: mhuppert | September 26, 2019

vSAN Performance Monitor VMware Fling

vSAN Performance Monitor VMware Fling

In this post, I demonstrate the VMware Fling "vSAN Performance Monitor" in my home lab. It's a neatly packaged up virtual appliance which collects and visualises vSAN performance metrics data with a pre-configured Grafana dashboard which is highly inspired by vSAN observer.

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By: mhuppert | September 25, 2019

vSAN is a Sure Bet for IT Departments

vSAN is a Sure Bet for IT Departments

Today, more companies are turning to Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI ) powered by VMware vSAN for greater agility, easier scalability and faster time to market. Find out how British bookmaker, William Hill, has enhanced performance with VMware vSAN.

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By: mhuppert | September 22, 2019

Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3

Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3

Advertise here with BSA I just wanted to do a short post before the weekend, in vSAN 6.7 U3 there’s a great capacity overview screen. It shows a couple of things, first of all it provides a simple bar that shows “data written”, “reserved space” and “free space”. The second section provides you the ability to figure out what
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By: mhuppert | September 20, 2019

Can you move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server?

Can you move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a...

I noticed a question today on one of our internal social platforms, the question was if you can move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server. I can be short, I tested it and the answ…

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By: mhuppert | September 14, 2019

vSAN 6.7 U3 New Advanced Options

vSAN 6.7 U3 New Advanced Options

Today’s blog post highlights two new Advanced Option in vSAN 6.7 U3. The first of these is Large Cluster Support. Today, in vSAN 6.7 U3, we are now able to configure support for large vSAN clusters (i.e. clusters that are over 32 nodes in size) with a single Advanced Option. In the past, you would have needed to go to each host in the cluster and make various advanced setting changes on a host by host basis such as TcpipHeapMax. Being able to set a single cluster wide Advanced Option does... Read More
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