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VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market…

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market in Q4 2019, According to IDC

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market…

Once again, VMware vSAN powered HCI Systems lead the overall market for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker. The tracker reports that systems running VMware HCI accounted for 41.1% share of the market, near a record high market share. Additionally, systems running VMware HCI grew at 26.3% year The post VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market in Q4 2019, According to IDC appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Top 20 articles for vSAN, February 2020

Top 20 articles for vSAN, February 2020

Top 20 articles for vSAN, February 2020

How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk group using esxcli vSAN proactive rebalance vSAN Health Service – Cluster Health – vSAN Health Service up-do-date Moving a vSAN cluster from one vCenter Server to another How to add a host back to a vSAN cluster after an ESXi host rebuild The post Top 20 articles for vSAN, February 2020 appeared first on VMware Support Insider.


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Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #1 – vSphere…

Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #1 – vSphere…

vSphere 7 introduces an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware lifecycle management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM, is a powerful new framework based on a desired state model to deliver simple, reliable and consistent lifecycle operations for vSphere and HCI clusters and ESXi hosts. Simplify Cluster Updates with The post Top-3 New Features in vSAN 7: #1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services…

Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services Integration

Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services…

Introduction With vSphere 6.7 U3 we introduced the Cloud Native Storage control plane into vSphere, built to cater for container based workloads that required on-demand provisioning of volumes on vSphere. The initial release catered for the most common workloads that required Persistent Volumes, namely of the ReadWriteOnce type (essentially, a single container mounting a single The post Cloud Native Storage and vSAN File Services Integration appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Track vSAN Memory Consumption in vSAN 7

Track vSAN Memory Consumption in vSAN 7

Track vSAN Memory Consumption in vSAN 7

One of the most common requests in relation to vSAN performance is how much CPU and memory does vSAN actually consume on an ESXi host, i.e. what is the overhead of running vSAN. Through the vSAN Performance Service, we have been able to show both host and vSAN CPU usage for some time. However, up to now, we have only been able to show host memory usage, and not overhead attributed to vSAN. It has also been extremely difficult to determine how much memory vSAN required. Way back in 2014, with…Read More


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Native File Services for vSAN 7

Native File Services for vSAN 7

Native File Services for vSAN 7

On March 10th 2020, we saw a plethora of VMware announcements around vSphere 7.0, vSAN 7.0, VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and of course the Tanzu portfolio. The majority of these announcements tie in very deeply with the overall VMware company vision which is any application on any cloud on any device. Those applications have traditionally been virtualized applications. Now we are turning our attention to newer, modern applications which are predominantly container based, and predominantly run…Read More


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vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements

vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements

vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements

Guest author Hareesh K G wrote this article. He is a Senior Technical Support Engineer (TSE) and handles escalation cases here at VMware. As such Hareesh spends a lot of time with real-world customer environments. Thank you, Hareesh, for sharing your time and expertise regarding the new capacity reporting features in vSAN 7. A simplified The post vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting Enhancements appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Announcing vSAN 7

Announcing vSAN 7

Announcing vSAN 7

We’re excited to announce the latest release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN 7. vSAN, with its rich ecosystem of partners, has evolved as the platform of choice for private and public clouds. This article discusses how vSAN 7 accelerates modernizing the data center with newer features and enhancements. HCI is being rapidly The post Announcing vSAN 7 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 146: vSAN Deconstructed:…

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 146: vSAN Deconstructed: Availability

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 146: vSAN Deconstructed:…

vSAN is a highly resilient storage platform that intelligently manages the performance, efficiency, and availability of all data stored on a vSphere cluster. This week the Virtually Speaking Podcast continues the ongoing series vSAN Deconstructed and takes a closer look at the various aspects of vSAN Availability. Links Mentioned vSAN Availability Technologies vSAN Failure Scenarios The post vSpeaking Podcast Ep 146: vSAN Deconstructed: Availability appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Operationalizing VMware vSAN – Pre-Production…

מגוון וובינרים מוקלטים בנושא #vSAN✨ ממתינים לכם. לוובינר בנושא: Operationalizing VMware vSAN – Pre-Production Considerations, הקליקו:

Operationalizing VMware vSAN – Pre-Production…

As you evolve your IT infrastructure to meet future needs, your VMware vSAN deployment and operations needs to be as seamless as possible. Join our 2-part webcast series to learn how to optimize the on-going operations of your vSAN environment. Hear from our experts as they provide best practice and recommendations for optimizing the way you organize for and operate vSAN.


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Feature In Five: vVols Space Reclamation

Feature In Five: vVols Space Reclamation

Feature In Five: vVols Space Reclamation

With 5 minutes on the clock – it’s time for another “Feature In Five”! If you joined us last time, we video-profiled SQL Cluster on vSAN; in this edition, we’ll get the inside scoop on vVols Space Reclamation. Let’s get started! Today, our experts – Cody Hosterman and Jason Massae – take a closer look The post Feature In Five: vVols Space Reclamation appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by…

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by vSAN

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by…

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast it’s all about Home Labs. Our good friend William Lam has been aggregating an amazing collection of Home Labs in the IT Community. On this episode we welcome William, Max Abelardo and Johan van Amersfoort do discuss this new Home Labs aggregated list and things to consider when The post vSpeaking Podcast Ep 144: Home Labs Powered by vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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What Happens When You Place a vSAN Host in…

What Happens When You Place a vSAN Host in Maintenance Mode?

What Happens When You Place a vSAN Host in…

Ensure your data when a host is in maintenance mode What happens when you place a host from a vSAN cluster in maintenance mode? Let’s dive in and give some insights on this matter, especially as there have been a few changes in the way vSAN handles this in recent versions. First and foremost, I The post What Happens When You Place a vSAN Host in Maintenance Mode? appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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VMware vSAN: Performance Troubleshooting…

Der Schwerpunkt dieses vSAN Webcast am 27. Februar, liegt auf Performance Troubleshooting. Infos und Anmeldung:

VMware vSAN: Performance Troubleshooting…

The third webcast session focuses on VMware vSAN: Performance Troubleshooting. This session is designed to answer the most commonly asked questions such as:Which vSAN performance metrics should be looked at first?What order should I look at the metrics?How do I check the overall health of vSAN?How do I identify networking issues?


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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 142: vSAN Deconstructed –…

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 142: vSAN Deconstructed – Space Efficiency

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 142: vSAN Deconstructed –…

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we kick off a new series entitled vSAN Deconstructed. In this series, we drill down to individual parts of vSAN and dive a little deeper. Kicking off this new series we start with the topic of vSAN Space Efficiency. In this episode, we take a closer look at Deduplication The post vSpeaking Podcast Ep 142: vSAN Deconstructed – Space Efficiency appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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