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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vSAN 7.0 webinars, sign up!

vSAN 7.0 webinars, sign up!

vSAN 7.0 webinars, sign up!

Advertise here with BSA There’s a series of webcasts (EMEA timezone, but available for replay as well!) scheduled on the topic of vSAN 7 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4. Topics include things like File Services, Cloud Native Apps, Networking and Security etc. I will present the “vSAN 7.0 What’s […]


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GSS Webinar: vSAN Performance Deep Dive

GSS Webinar: vSAN Performance Deep Dive

GSS Webinar: vSAN Performance Deep Dive

This session focuses on Four Topics : • The architecture of vSAN – Basic Architecture of vSAN to understand vsan performance metrics . • How to manage expectations – Influencing factors , Considerations and Guidance for Customers • Troubleshoot performance – A framework for diagnosis and mitigation


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Build a super cheap VMware HCI solution for…

Build a super cheap VMware HCI solution for under $6,000!

Build a super cheap VMware HCI solution for…

This video shows you how you can build a supported VMware vSAN HCI solution on the cheap! Be it for small businesses, retail, edge clusters or even your very own home lab. Built upon SuperMicro E200-8D Mini Servers, this may just be what you are looking for. VMware has also published a …Read More


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Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience…

Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience in this Interactive Infographic

Learn about vSAN Stretched Cluster Resilience…

The vSAN Stretched Cluster feature was introduced in vSAN 6.1. Since then, this feature has matured nicely over the past several vSAN releases with thousands of stretched cluster configurations deployed worldwide. Now vSAN stretched clusters provide resilience to a variety of failure scenarios …Read More


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vSAN File Services: Seeing an imbalance between…

vSAN File Services: Seeing an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS…

vSAN File Services: Seeing an imbalance between…

Last week I had this question around vSAN File Services and an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS VMs. I personally had witnessed the same thing and wasn’t even sure how to solve the problem or if vSAN File Services would somehow …Read More


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PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

PowerCLI 12 for vSAN

VMware PowerCLI is a command-line scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell. It provides an array of cmdlets to efficiently automate repetitive tasks, create reports as well as be used as a guardrail to ascertain possible outcomes of administrative operations. PowerCLI is the preferred and …Read More


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#vSphere7 Launch TweetChat with #vSAN7 &…

#vSphere7 Launch TweetChat with #vSAN7 & #CloudFoundation4

#vSphere7 Launch TweetChat with #vSAN7 &…

Our last #vSphereChat on Twitter was truly something special — not only did we accomplish hosting a tweet chat across THREE different VMware Twitter accounts, but also, we discussed our latest launches – #vSphere7, #vSAN7 and #CloudFoundation4. The transcript is below. There will be another …Read More


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vSAN File Services considerations

vSAN File Services considerations

vSAN File Services considerations

Advertise here with BSA I was looking into vSAN File Services this week as I had some customers asking about requirements and constraints. I wanted to list some of the things to understand about vSAN File Service as it is important when you are designing and configuring it. First of all, it is …Read More


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Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a…

Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a vSAN Cluster?

Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a…

vSAN 6.7 U3 introduced a new method for automatically rebalancing data in a vSAN cluster. Some customers have found it curious that this feature is disabled by default in 6.7 U3 as well as vSAN 7. Should it be enabled in a VCF or vSAN environment, and if so, why is it disabled by default? The post Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a vSAN Cluster? appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been…

vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been pre-populated below

vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been…

Advertise here with BSA I have been playing with vSAN File Services a lot the past couple of weeks. I have been configuration and re-configuring it a few times. At some point, I found myself in the situation where when I wanted to …Read More


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Scaling out vSAN cluster Compute, File Service…

Scaling out vSAN cluster Compute, File Service Shares and iSCSI Target Service.

Scaling out vSAN cluster Compute, File Service…

Hello Everyone, Today, we are going to cover up how to scale out the vSAN cluster compute, Storage, File Service Shares and iSCSI Target service. […more]


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Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

Advertise here with BSA This week I have been testing with vSAN File Services and one of the procedures I wanted to run through was scaling out my vSAN File Services cluster. In my case, I have a cluster of 5 hosts and what I want to do is add a host to my vSAN cluster, expand the vSAN […]


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HomeLab Stage XXXV: vSAN Expanding

HomeLab Stage XXXV: vSAN Expanding

HomeLab Stage XXXV: vSAN Expanding

After finishing the last Stage XXXIV: Site Recovery Manager, now it is time to write a little bit more details about my vSAN clusters…. I started using VMware vSAN very early, with the 5.5U1 release at customer sites and at… Read More Stage XXXV: vSAN Expanding.


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