vSAN File Service & Kubernetes PVs with an…

vSAN File Service & Kubernetes PVs with an implicit quota

vSAN File Service & Kubernetes PVs with an…

Earlier this week, I participated in a customer call around vSAN File Service and Kubernetes Persistent Volumes. I have highlighted the dynamic Read-Write-Many Persistent Volume feature of our vSphere CSI driver in conjunction with vSAN File Service before. Read-Write-Many (RWX) volumes are […]


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VxRail 7.0.13x – Networking Flexibility

VxRail 7.0.13x – Networking Flexibility

VxRail 7.0.13x – Networking Flexibility

One of the biggest changes we’ve added to the VxRail 7.0 code release is around the networking. In previous VxRail releases, we could only guarantee the Network Daughter Card (NDC) would be installed in the system. That lead us to only configuring the NDC for “System Traffic” (Management, vSAN […]


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VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Leads the…

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Leads the Market in Q1, 2021, According to IDC

VMware vSAN Powered HCI Systems Leads the…

VMware vSAN Powered by HCI Leads the Market in Q1, 2021 According to IDC Once again, VMware vSAN powered Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Systems lead the overall market for the Q1 of 2021, according to the IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker. Despite a challenging first quarter, overall [..]


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Stretched Cluster SPBM Policies – What are my…

Stretched Cluster SPBM Policies – What are my options?

Stretched Cluster SPBM Policies – What are my…

Stretched clusters extend the Virtual SAN cluster from a single site to two sites for a higher level of availability and intersite load balancing. Stretched clusters are typically deployed in environments where the distance between data centers is limited, like metropolitan or campus environments.


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Which vSAN Maintenance Mode option was used on…

Which vSAN Maintenance Mode option was used on a host?

Which vSAN Maintenance Mode option was used on…

Last week there was a question on VMTN around maintenance mode, this customer wanted to find out which vSAN Maintenance Mode option was used while the host was placed in maintenance mode. The person who placed the host into maintenance wasn’t around, and I guess the customer wanted to know if […]


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Dell EMC launches new VxRail systems, dynamic…

Dell EMC launches new VxRail systems, dynamic nodes, automation tools

Dell EMC launches new VxRail systems, dynamic…

ZDNet takes a look at Dell Technologies’ launch of new Dell EMC VxRail systems that include the latest technology from its PowerEdge servers, dynamic nodes to manage storage and compute separately, and more automation tools for deployments.


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HCI Mesh error: Failed to run the remote…

HCI Mesh error: Failed to run the remote datastore mount pre-checks

HCI Mesh error: Failed to run the remote…

I had two comments on my HCI Mesh compute only blogpost where both were reporting the same error when trying to mount a remote datastore. The error that popped up was the following: I tried to reproduce it in my lab, as both had upgraded from 7.0 to U2 I did the same, that didn’t […]


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VxRail – Single vCenter Managing Multiple…

VxRail – Single vCenter Managing Multiple VxRail Clusters

VxRail – Single vCenter Managing Multiple…

‘Can a single vCenter server support/manage multiple VxRail clusters?’ Let me first explain the two methods of deploying a vCenter server to support a VxRail cluster: By David Ring […]


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Does vSAN Enhanced Durability work when you…

Does vSAN Enhanced Durability work when you have a limited number of hosts?

Does vSAN Enhanced Durability work when you…

Last week I had a question about how vSAN Enhanced Durability works when you have a limited number of hosts. In this case, the customer had a 3+3+1 stretched cluster configuration, and they wondered what would happen when they would place a host into maintenance mode. Although I was pretty sure [..]


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Upgrading vSAN 2-node Clusters with a Shared…

Upgrading vSAN 2-node Clusters with a Shared Witness from 7U1 to 7U2

Upgrading vSAN 2-node Clusters with a Shared…

There is a special consideration when it comes to 2-node clusters with a shared witness host. The on-disk format upgrade in a vSAN environment with multiple 2-node clusters and a shared witness should only be performed once all the hosts sharing the same witness are running the same vSphere/ […]


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