With regards to the upcoming #VSAN beta, there…

With regards to the upcoming #VSAN beta, there are two primary themes being focused on for the release – space…

With regards to the upcoming #VSAN beta, there…

With regards to the upcoming #VSAN beta, there are two primary themes being focused on for the release – space… http://t.co/VfuFyYvtEo


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VMworld 2015: Virtual SAN 6.1 introduction -…

#VMworld 2015: Virtual SAN 6.1 introduction – vSAN grows up!

VMworld 2015: Virtual SAN 6.1 introduction -…

Must Read PostsHow to properly license your infrastructureThe (Un)official VMware VCIX-NV Study GuideMicrosoft SQL 2014 Licensing in a VMware environmentWhat’s new in VMware vSphere 6?VMworld 2014 Highlights – a complete recap Recent commentsVMware NSX 6.2: Support for Multiple vCenters | Lostdomain.org on VMware NSX 6.2 goes GAVMworld 2015: Are you Ready (for Any)? | Mount Virtual on Do’s and Don’ts at VMworldNewsletter: July 18, 2015 | Notes from MWhite on Integrating VMware NSX with VMware vRealize Log InsightvSphere 6.0 Management – What’s Different? on What’s new in vSphere 6 vCenter ServerVMware vSphere 6.0 First Look – VM Man | VMware ,vsphere esxi ,VMware Course ,VCP Course ,Cloud ,VDI ,Hyperv ,Citrix ,شرح كورسات. on What’s new…Read More


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Virtual SAN 6.1 Released (by StorageReview)

Virtual SAN 6.1 Released

Virtual SAN 6.1 Released (by StorageReview)

Since its release, VSAN 6.0 has attracted numerous customers to run their mission critical applications. We are still conducting a multiple part review of VSAN 6.0 starting here. With 6.1, VMware is further expanding VSAN’s capabilities with higher levels of enterprise availability and data protection.


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Supercharged Storage for Desktop…

Supercharged Storage for Desktop Transformation: Virtual SAN with Horizon

Supercharged Storage for Desktop…

By Ben Siler, EUC Product Marketing Business mobility helps your people perform better. When employees have the ability to access their applications anytime, anywhere, and on any device, they’re happier and more productive. Business mobility means more than just remote access to email and a few SaaS apps, however; organizations need to provide a complete […] The post Supercharged Storage for Desktop Transformation: Virtual SAN with Horizon appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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Handling VSAN trace files when ESXi boots from…

Handling VSAN trace files when ESXi boots from a flash device

Handling VSAN trace files when ESXi boots from…

I’ve been involved in a few conversations recently regarding how VSAN trace files are handled when the ESXi host that is participating in a VSAN cluster boots from a flash device. I already did a post about some of these Continue reading → The post Handling VSAN trace files when ESXi boots from a flash device appeared first on CormacHogan.com.


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Must see VSAN sessions at VMworld US

Must see VSAN sessions at #VMworld US

Must see VSAN sessions at VMworld US

The VMware community is a buzz with anticipation of one of the premier tech industry events on the calendar. VMworld in 2015 in San Francisco shapes up to be one of the best yet. With so much changing in the world of cloud, mobility, devops as well as the infrastructure space VMware has much to share with it’s customers, partners and the industry as a whole.


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StorageReview.com VSAN Series

StorageReview.com VSAN Series

StorageReview.com VSAN Series

StorageReview.com VSAN Series | Our colleagues at StorageReview.com are midway through a great extended review of VSAN 6, worth reading if you’re interested in the technical details. In “VMware Virtual SAN Review: Overview and Configuration” the reviewer notes that “deploying and configuring VSAN is a simple process for those used to working in a virtualized environment, and especially for those that are familiar with vSphere”. In “VMware Virtual SAN Review: VMmark Performance”, the choice of benchmark is interesting, as VMmark is usually seen as a compute and memory test — however, when considering hyperconverged storage, server resource utilization becomes important. The reviewer was able to load up an impressive 18 times on a modest,…Read More


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Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0…

Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0 Patch 1

Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0…

Announcing some important news for VSAN 6.0 users, especially those using the VSAN Health Check Plugin. If you are using the Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin version 6.0 (and if you use Virtual SAN 6.0, you definitely should be using Continue reading → The post Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0 Patch 1 appeared first on CormacHogan.com.


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VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

#VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

VMware VSAN reusing SSD disks

Ealier this week I’ve been configuring a new VSAN cluster. The old configuration was using hardware that wasn’t complying with the VMware vSAN HCL. We ordered new raid controllers and HDD’s and reused the SSD disks, as those where compliant with the HCL. Adding and configuring the new hardware went well and ESXi was installed without a problem. After doing some network configurations on the hosts it was time to turn on VSAN. And that is where I ran into an issue. The moment I turned on VSAN (manual mode) each host created a disk group containing the SSD’s present in the host. Each disk group however was showing only absent HDD’s. Seeing as I was using SSD’s from a previous configuration I wasn’t that suprised and tried removing the disk…Read More


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Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s benefits for your organization

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit? Now VMware partners, SEs, or reps can help you with a free VSAN Assessment. In just 1 week (recommended min), they can use VMware VSAN Assessment tool to collect and analyze […]


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More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?

Advertise here with BSA It seems Virtual SAN is on fire… I’ve been getting emails about VSAN configurations on a daily basis from partners, VMware field and customers. More and more customers seem to be looking at deploying Virtual SAN with a high number of disks and this week I ran in to something that I wanted to share […] “More than 8 disks in your Virtual SAN host?” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode –…

VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode – Dell Perc 710P Mini

VSAN on Array Not Support Pass Through Mode –…

Several array controllers donot support pass through mode, as such to use this will VSAN, we need tocreate a single disk RAID0 group for every SSD and HDD. An example of this is the Dell Perc 710P Mini here is a How To guide on how to configureRAID0 groups. When the server is starting […]]> Several array controllers donot support pass through mode, as such to use this will VSAN, we need tocreate a single disk RAID0 group for every SSD and HDD . An example of this is the Dell Perc 710P Mini…Read More


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Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Advertise here with BSA I typically don’t do these short posts which simply point to a white paper, but I really liked this paper on the topic of VMware Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN. In the paper it is demonstrated how to build an all-flash VSAN cluster using Dell servers, SanDisk flash and Brocade switches. Definitely recommended read if […] “Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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Encrypting VSAN VMs with HyTrust

Encrypting VSAN VMs with HyTrust

Encrypting VSAN VMs with HyTrust

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VSAN and The Joys Of Head-to-Head Performance…

#VSAN #hybridcloud keeping up with all-flash

VSAN and The Joys Of Head-to-Head Performance…

Everyone who works with storage technology eventually gets around to wishing for the same thing: wouldn’t it be GREAT if we could round up ALL the similar products, and put them through their paces? Reality intrudes, however. Getting a bunch of storage vendors to loan you their expensive arrays — all at the same time — is almost impossible, unless you’ve got a very big transaction to leverage. Finding the time and the space to do the testing is another issue as well — it’s rare that someone with the right skills has the luxury to spend several weeks doing array testing.


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20+ Common VSAN Questions

20+ Common #VSAN Questions

20+ Common VSAN Questions

Virtual BlocksPost navigation← Get hands-on with Virtual SAN – download the free 6 month evaluation!Running Microsoft Business Critical Application on Virtual SAN 6.0 → Posted on May 29, 2015 by Chuck Hollis VMware’s Virtual SAN radically simplifies storage in vSphere clusters. Even though the product has been available for about a year, we still continue to get all sorts of interesting questions. What follows are the list of interesting questions we encounter most often, along with quick answers. 1. How does VSAN use external storage arrays? VSAN doesn’t use external storage arrays — it uses server-based disk drives and flash devices to create its own shared and protected storage pool. The environment is much simpler and more…Read More


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