Global Partner HCI Appliances

Global Partner HCI Appliances

Global Partner HCI Appliances

VMware has introduced a new category of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployment options, Global Partner Appliances, to simplify procurement, deployment, and maintenance of HCI systems. A compelling solution for your customers that want to rapidly deploy HCI on standardized building blocks with unified support. The post Global Partner HCI Appliances appeared first on Partner News.


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TAM Tech Webinar: vSAN Operations Day 2 –…

TAM Tech Webinar: vSAN Operations Day 2 – VMware on VMware Best Practices

TAM Tech Webinar: vSAN Operations Day 2 –…

In this upcoming session, Charles Chow will be sharing a little insight into how VMware IT internally consumes vSAN and also what are some of the recommendations and best practices that we practice internally at VMware. We will cover topics around maintenance modes, disk replacements, failure handling and performance monitoring.


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HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes -…

The Integrated HPE vSAN ReadyNode (including @VMwarevSphere capabilities of vLCM) is available through HPE authorized resellers. @VMware_Partners @HPE

HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes -…

Last month, HPE announced NEW certified, preconfigured, and easy-to-order Integrated HPE vSAN ReadyNodes that includes vSphere capabilities of vLCM. This provides customers greater flexibility to order based on their workloads to accelerate their path to HCI. This new offering is available through HPE authorized resellers and must be ordered through the HPE Sales Config Tool …


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How to performance benchmark VMware vSAN “the…

How to performance benchmark VMware vSAN “the right way”

How to performance benchmark VMware vSAN “the…

Most customers have approached me after setting up their clusters for the first time, benchmarked it, and disappointed that the results were not what they expected it to be. We need to understand that VMware vSAN doesn’t behave like traditional SAN and hence it is not to be tested like before.


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HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes

HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes

HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes

Last month, HPE announced NEW certified, preconfigured, and easy-to-order Integrated HPE vSAN ReadyNodes that includes vSphere capabilities of vLCM. This provides customers greater flexibility to order based on their workloads to accelerate their path to HCI. This new offering is available through HPE authorized resellers and must be ordered through the HPE Sales Config Tool […] The post HPE Announced NEW Integrated vSAN ReadyNodes appeared first on Partner News.


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vSAN Design Considerations – Deduplication and…

vSAN Design Considerations – Deduplication and Compression

vSAN Design Considerations – Deduplication and…

The post “Write Buffer Sizing in vSAN when Using the Very Latest Hardware” described many of the basics around vSAN’s implementation of a two-tier storage system, and how hardware can change the performance of the system. How do software-related settings such as deduplication and compression […]


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Marvin’s notes from the field: VxRAIL Manager…

Marvin’s notes from the field: VxRAIL Manager Connectivity

Marvin’s notes from the field: VxRAIL Manager…

Through this new articles series, I’ll share with you some field experience, things that were a little bit blurry or for which I had to adapt in order to match with the current situation. Today, let’s have a look to VxRAIL Manager Connectivity and the associated configuration for initial setup.


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VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market…

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market in Q1 2020, According to IDC

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market…

Once again, VMware vSAN powered HCI Systems lead the overall market for the first quarter of 2020, according to the IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker. The tracker reports that HCI systems running VMware vSAN software accounted for 42.4% share of the market revenue generated during the quarter. Additionally, revenue generated from the sale of HCI The post VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Lead the Market in Q1 2020, According to IDC appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Updating the VSAN HCL & Release Catalog DB…

Updating the VSAN HCL & Release Catalog DB using VSAN API

Updating the VSAN HCL & Release Catalog DB…

Both the VSAN Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and the VSAN Release Catalog database which provides VSAN build recommendations should be updated periodically to ensure that you have the latest VSAN recommendations from VMware. In addition to using the vSphere UI to perform these update, customers can also automate either of these tasks using the VSAN […]


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What does the future of HCI 2.0 look like?

What does the future of HCI 2.0 look like?

What does the future of HCI 2.0 look like?

As HCI grows in maturity, many are now anticipating what the future of next generation HCI 2.0 would look like. Many are putting trying to define, what and how it should look like, but I have a different viewpoint on this and it involves a “Full Stack HCI” and looking at HCI to play a larger […]


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Top 20 articles for vSAN, May 2020

Top 20 articles for vSAN, May 2020

Top 20 articles for vSAN, May 2020

“There is no more space for virtual disk .vmdk” error when starting vSAN VM FAQ: Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and vSAN vSAN Health Service – Data Health ? vSAN Object Health How to manually remove and recreate a vSAN disk […]


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4 Node VSAN Cluster: RAID-1 vs RAID-5

4 Node VSAN Cluster: RAID-1 vs RAID-5

4 Node VSAN Cluster: RAID-1 vs RAID-5

In the past few years, I have encountered a specific scenario several times concerning different customers who are looking to reduce VSAN storage consumption in a 4 node cluster by migrating VMs to use a RAID-5 (Erasure Enclosure) policy from the RAID-1 (Mirror) policy. Here is a brief […]


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VMware vSAN Reduces Complexity, Cost & Improves…

VMware vSAN Reduces Complexity, Cost & Improves Performance

VMware vSAN Reduces Complexity, Cost & Improves…

In this #vSANFan customer story, see how Xavier University of Louisiana turned to VMware Cloud Foundation powered by VMware vSAN to simplify and automate operations.


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vSAN Disk Fault Injection

vSAN Disk Fault Injection

vSAN Disk Fault Injection

Remote Proof of Concept testing seems to be gaining in popularity recently. The major difference in on-site vs remote testing is the access to HW to test drive unplug or physical network failure. What I use in case of disk failure testing in a vSAN cluster is vSAN Disk Fault […]


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Stage XXXVIII: Dell VRTX – VCDX #181 Marc Huppert

HomeLab Stage XXXVIII: Dell VRTX – VCDX #181 Marc Huppert

Stage XXXVIII: Dell VRTX – VCDX #181 Marc Huppert

I completed the SD-WAN implementation with the Velocloud in my last step: Stage XXXVII: Velocloud. Now back to the server side. Last year I wanted to invest into new servers inside my HomeLab. I really wanted an environment with vSAN… Read More Stage XXXVIII: Dell VRTX


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