How many Fault Domains?

How many Fault Domains?

How many Fault Domains?

Some weeks ago I was involved in a discussion with a customer on their design around fault domains. There was an interesting scenario which was proposed and I was asked for my opinion or validation of the aproach. Before I talk about the solution let me re-cap what Fault Domains in VSAN are. The default storage policy in VSAN is to maintain 2 equal copies of a data object and 1 witness of metadata object, we call this Failures to Tolerate = 1. Traditionally, these objects would be automatically distributed across a separate host in the cluster allowing for the loss of 1 host, disk or other component in the cluster. This loss would only result in the VM’s compliance being negatively reported until the rebuild operation has completed and…Read More


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Technical Introduction to Access Point for…

Technical Introduction to Access Point for Secure Remote Access

Technical Introduction to Access Point for…

By Mark Benson, Senior Architect and Senior Staff Engineer, End-User-Computing CTO Office, VMware In this post I will give an overview of Access Point, the new VMware virtual appliance introduced with Horizon 6 version 6.2. I will describe the main features and then drill down a little into deployment, security, high availability (HA), and scalability. […] The post Technical Introduction to Access Point for Secure Remote Access appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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Using nVidia GPGPU Compute Acceleration with…

Using nVidia GPGPU Compute Acceleration with ESX 6.0

Using nVidia GPGPU Compute Acceleration with…

As was mentioned in a previous blog post , accelerator cards are becoming increasingly common in HPC environments and so it is important that we assess the performance of such cards with ESX. Thank you very much to Na Zhang for all of her work on the following. In this post, we share the results of running the Scalable HeterOgeneous Computing ( SHOC ) benchmark and a CUDA-enabled version of the LAMMPS molecular dynamic program on ESX 6.0. We used a loaner nVidia Grid K2 card for this test to…Read More


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How to Efficiently Synchronize, Import and…

How to Efficiently Synchronize, Import and Export Content in VMware vSphere Content Library

How to Efficiently Synchronize, Import and…

By Joanna Guan and Davide Bergamasco In a prior post we assessed the performance of VMware vSphere Content Library, focusing on the instantiation of a virtual machine from an existing library. We considered various scenarios and provided virtual infrastructure administrators with some guidelines about the selection of the most efficient storage backing based on a […] The post How to Efficiently Synchronize, Import and Export Content in VMware vSphere Content Library appeared first on VMware…Read More


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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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Update on VCP6 Beta Exam Results

Update on VCP6 Beta Exam Results

Update on VCP6 Beta Exam Results

Many of you have been patiently waiting to hear the results of the VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) beta exam you participated in earlier this summer. We just received the anticipated beta rescore dates: You will receive your exam score via email as usual, and shortly thereafter you will be able to log into myLearn […] The post Update on VCP6 Beta Exam Results appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Best Practices from ACI Benefits: vRealize…

Best Practices from ACI Benefits: vRealize Operations

Best Practices from ACI Benefits: vRealize…

Editor’s Note: Ryan Fay shared his thoughts with us on his journey using vRealize Operations and related VMware software. He talked about some of these today during a panel at VMworld. By Ryan Fay, CIO at ACI Specialty Benefits Tell us about your organization and how you are using VMware software, focusing on vRealize Operations and Log […] The post Best Practices from ACI Benefits: vRealize Operations appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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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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NVIDIA GRID 2.0: Powering VMware Horizon with…

NVIDIA GRID 2.0: Powering VMware Horizon with the Next Generation of High Performance Graphics

NVIDIA GRID 2.0: Powering VMware Horizon with…

By Tony Paikeday, Sr. Product Line Manager, EUC, VMware With VMworld in full swing, it’s already been a busy week full of announcements offering proof points of how VMware Horizon 6 continues to lead in the mobile cloud era, with a clear focus on apps, while delivering an unbeatable user experience for more use cases […] The post NVIDIA GRID 2.0: Powering VMware Horizon with the Next Generation of High Performance Graphics appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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VMworld 2015: vCloud Air enhancements

#VMworld 2015: vCloud Air enhancements

VMworld 2015: vCloud Air enhancements

Today at the start of VMworld 2015, VMware announced several enhancements to vCloud Air. These updates and others from VMware this week show how the company is looking to become a formidable contender in the cloud infrastructure market. Companies are depending on public clouds to a greater and greater extent and VMware is taking steps to provide the basic components that other cloud providers offer.


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VMworld 2015: VMware released VAIO

#VMworld 2015: #VMware released VAIO

VMworld 2015: VMware released VAIO

At VMworld in San Francisco, VMware released vSphere APIs for IO filtering or VAIO (No relation with a certain laptop series). With VAIO, VMware offers a framework to develop filters that run in ESXi and can intercept any IO requests from a guest operating system to a virtual disk. An IO will not be issued or committed to disk without being processed by IO Filters created by 3rd parties.How does it work IO requests moving between the guest operating system (Initiator), located in the Virtual Machine Monitor(VMM), and a virtual disk (Consumer) are filtered through a series of two IO Filters (per disk), one filter per filter class, invoked in filter class order. For example, a replication filter executes before a cache filter. Once the IO…Read More


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VMworld 2015: VMware introduces EVO SDDC

#VMworld 2015: VMware introduces EVO SDDC

VMworld 2015: VMware introduces EVO SDDC

VMware expanded its software-defined data center strategy with the introduction of its EVO SDDC software stack for managing storage, compute, networking and virtualization resources as a single system. EVO SDDC, previously known as EVO:RACK, can be used by OEMs to build integrated enterprise software-defined data center and cloud solutions that scale from one-third of a server rack to thousands of nodes. EVO SDDC was developed as a way to bring flexibility to data center infrastructures that traditionally have been built on rigid hardware configurations. The goal of EVO SDDC is to dramatically simplify the time and effort it takes to organisations to architect, procure, deploy and manage the software and hardware infrastructure of an…Read More


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