New versions of vSphere, vSAN and VCF. Small…

New versions of vSphere, vSAN and VCF. Small update, big changes!

New versions of vSphere, vSAN and VCF. Small…

On September 15th, VMware has announced new versions of vSphere, vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and I must say that I am pretty impressed with the functionality changes. In a quick overview, the main changes are: […]


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What is new in vSphere 7 U1, vSAN 7U1 and VCF 4.1

What is new in vSphere 7 U1, vSAN 7U1 and VCF 4.1

What is new in vSphere 7 U1, vSAN 7U1 and VCF 4.1

September 2020 brings a lot of new features and updates to some of the VMware product range such as vSphere 7 U1, vSAN 7U1 and VCF 4.1. I have to say, it was pretty hard not to spill any secrets this time!


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What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1

Announcing VMware vSAN 7 Update 1 We’re excited to announce the latest release of the market’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, vSAN 7 Update 1! With more features that any release over the past three years, this version focuses on boosting data center efficiency. vSAN 7 Update 1 enables customers to deliver developer-ready infrastructure, scale The post What’s New in vSAN 7 Update 1 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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What’s new for vSAN 7.0 U1!?

What’s new for vSAN 7.0 U1!?

What’s new for vSAN 7.0 U1!?

Every 6-9 months VMware has been pushing out a new feature release of vSAN. After vSphere and vSAN 7.0, which introduced vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSAN File Services, it is now time to share with you what is new for vSAN 7.0 U1. Again it is a feature-packed release, with many “smaller […]


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#vSANChat Recap: VMworld 2020

#vSANChat Recap: VMworld 2020

#vSANChat Recap: VMworld 2020

In our most recent, #vSANChat, we teamed up with VMware vSphere to answer the most pertinent VMworld 2020 questions. We are also joined by a number of VMware SME’s to chat about must-attend sessions, how to best prepare for the first-ever virtual VMworld and relive past VMworld memories. Get the full recap on all things The post #vSANChat Recap: VMworld 2020 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while…

Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while other hosts are almost full?

Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while…

Internally someone just bumped into an issue where a single host in a cluster wasn’t storing any of the created vSAN Components / Objects. It was to the point where every single host in the cluster was close to the maximum of 9000 components, but that one host had 0 components. […]


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Configure VMware vSAN 7 Stretched Cluster

Configure VMware vSAN 7 Stretched Cluster

Configure VMware vSAN 7 Stretched Cluster

One of the coolest features in my opinion with VMware vSAN is the vSAN stretched cluster. The stretched cluster allows you to have an environment that is extremely resilient to failure and where you have all of your data on both sides of the stretched cluster. In this post, I will detail the […]


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Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while…

Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while other hosts are almost full?

Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while…

Advertise here with BSA Internally someone just bumped into an issue where a single host in a cluster wasn’t storing any of the created vSAN Components / Objects. It was to the point where every single host in the cluster was close to the maximum of 9000 components, but that one host had 0 components. After some quick back […]


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#vSANChat Recap: vSphere Lifecycle Manager and…

#vSANChat Recap: vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSAN 7

#vSANChat Recap: vSphere Lifecycle Manager and…

In our last #vSANChat we dove into vSphere Lifecycle Manager and how it works with vSAN 7 to simplify consistent lifecycle management and effectively power your datacenter. We were joined by vSAN experts John Nicholson, Pete Flecha and vSphere expert Niels Hagoort to answer how the two […]


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2-node vSAN within VMware Cloud on AWS

2-node vSAN within VMware Cloud on AWS

2-node vSAN within VMware Cloud on AWS

The release of 2-node cluster support within VMware Cloud on AWS lowered the entry point for the service, allowing customers to stand up a production-ready presence within the AWS cloud using a pair of vSphere hosts. While 2-node vSAN has been available on-premises for a few years, the VMC on […]


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VMware vSAN Resilience

VMware vSAN Resilience

VMware vSAN Resilience

VMware vSAN™ is VMware’s hyper-converged storage solution. It has quite a few different methods of providing resilience for the data hosted in it, but these all require some careful consideration when designing the cluster. In this blog I take a look at the configuration options and the […]


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The Latest VxRail Platform Innovation is Now…

The Latest VxRail Platform Innovation is Now Included in Your Cloud

The Latest VxRail Platform Innovation is Now…

Dell Technologies and VMware are happy to announce the general availability VCF 4.0.1.1 on VxRail 7.0.010. This release brings support for the latest version of VxRail to the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. Let’s review what these new features are all about.


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Why upgrade vSAN? Here is a list of features,…

Why upgrade vSAN? Here is a list of features, release by release

Why upgrade vSAN? Here is a list of features,…

With that in mind, I decided to compose a list of big-ticket items associated with each release of vSAN. I will try to keep this up to date with upcoming releases as well. Hope you find it useful. I believe this captures the major features, but if you spot something that I missed, let me know.


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