Top 20 articles for vSAN,May 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Thick-provisioned VMs on vSAN detected on vSAN-health check Virtual Machines running on VMware vSAN 6.6 and later report guest data consistency concerns following a disk extend operation “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error VASA Provider Registration Troubleshooting vSAN Health

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Announcing S3-Compatible Object Storage for VMware Cloud Providers

Sunny days for VMware Cloud Providers! We’re excited to announce Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director, an integrated storage platform that enables VMware Cloud Providers and their customers to deploy, manage and consume S3-compatible storage within their services environment.

 

Scalable, Cost-Effective Storage for Unstructured Data

This new offering does for unstructured data – such as images and files – what vSAN does for structured data: it provides an integrated storage solution that is provisioned and managed within the vCD framework.

Furthermore, Object Storage for vCloud Director enables a limitlessly scalable storage pool, where up to an exabyte of data can be managed within a single namespace, and at far less cost than other storage types.

 

VMware vCloud Director Integration

Jointly engineered by VMware and Cloudian, the solution consists of two elements:

  • VMware vCloud Director Object Storage Extension: Object Storage middleware in vCloud Director that is extensible and provides the storage management framework.
  • Cloudian Object Storage: The storage layer that provides the S3-compatible storage environment.

As with vSAN, object storage is seamlessly integrated within the management environment.

 

 

The Simple Path to New, High-Value Add Services

For VMware Cloud Providers, this platform opens the door to new service revenue streams in use cases such as:

  • Storage-as-a-service
  • Backup-as-a-service
  • Archive-as-a-service
  • Container storage services, with VMware PKS

Furthermore, a growing ecosystem of S3-compatible applications create many other services options. Whether in big data, healthcare, media & entertainment, video surveillance or others, a scalable, S3-compatible platform gives CSPs new opportunities to build differentiated services offerings.

 

Fully S3-Compatible Storage Platform

Designed exclusively to support the S3 API, Cloudian Object Storage features a native S3 API implementation and offers this industry’s best S3 compatibility. This makes it an ideal platform for S3-compatible services offerings and software development.

 

Storage Management via vCloud Director

All commonly-used storage management functions are accessible via vCloud Director. Create users and groups, provision storage, set policies, and monitor usage, all without leaving the vCD UI. This eliminates the console-hopping that saps productivity and allows management tasks to be automated within the vCD framework.

 

 

 

Self Service for Cloud Providers’ Tenant and Users

On the customer-side, users also gain a self-service portal, letting them also accomplish storage management tasks on their own, via vCD.  For the cloud provider, this translates to increased productivity and higher customer satisfaction.

 

Deployment Options

Cloud providers have two deployment options:

  • Software-Defined Storage: Deploy Cloudian software on your existing compute and storage platform and leverage the storage you already have. A utility-based pricing model lets you license Cloudian software for just the object storage capacity in use. (This option will be available Summer, 2019)
  • Appliance: Deploy as a pre-configured storage appliance from Cloudian. Start small and seamlessly scale to an exabyte without interruption. (Available July, 2019)

 

 

 

Example Workflow

From end to end, cloud providers and their clients can manage entire workflows via vCloud Director. Consider this backup-as-a-service offering:  A service provider can configure the storage target (Cloudian Object Storage), configure the backup software, and create new tenant users, all from a single vCD screen. The tenant can then create and schedule backup jobs, monitor progress, and perform restores, also though vCD.

 

 

 

Free up Space From vCD Datastores

For the cloud provider, this platform can also increase storage efficiency by offloading vApps not currently in use, thus freeing up storage space from vCloud Director datastores. When required, restore the vApp back in the datastore for continued use

Ideal Feature Set for Service Providers

Built for service providers, the Cloudian platform includes the full range of features needed to build and manage a profitable services business:

  • Multi-tenant Resource Pooling: Create isolated, secure storage pools within a shared storage platform. Customers have independent role-based authentication and fine-grained access controls
  • Geo-Distribution and Cloud Migration: Policy-based tools enable simple, secure storage migration and management across sites for disaster recovery and storage resource optimization, all within a single namespace
  • Integrated Management: Manage commonly used storage functions, such as reporting and configuration of users and groups, with access provided from within the vCloud Director user interface. For advanced functions, a single sign-on provides seamless access to the Cloudian user interface
  • Quality of Service: Manage service level agreements with bandwidth controls to ensure a consistent customer experience
  • Billing: Generate client billing information using selected usage parameters
  • Modular Scalability: Start small and grow without interruption to an exabyte within a single namespace
  • Data Durability up to 14 Nines: Deployment options, including erasure coding and data replication, allow for configurable data durability up to 99.999999999999%
  • Data Security and Compliance: Data is secured with AES-256 server-side encryption for data stored at rest and SSL for data in transit (HTTPS). WORM and audit trail logging are provided for compliance
  • Granular Storage Management: Manage data protection and security at the bucket level to tailor capabilities for specific users
  • Self-service Management: Role-based access controls allow customers to select and provision storage on-demand from a service catalog via a self- service portal

General availability of Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director is July 2019. We’re looking forward to helping our cloud provider partners and their customers build new business opportunities to capitalize on the growing ecosystem of S3-compatible applications!

Sign up for the Beta! 

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Top 20 articles for vSphere,May 2019

Restarting the Management agents in ESXi Uploading files to a vSphere service might fail “503 service unavailable” error when connecting to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client Implementing Hypervisor-Specific Mitigations for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) Vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091) in vSphere Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi L1TF related “esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated”

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Top 20 articles for NSX,May 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error for external VMware Solutions in vSphere 6.0 vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error messages for external solutions in environments with a External Platform Services Controller Guest Introspection status reports “Warning: Guest Introspection service

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New KB articles published for the week ending 15th June,2019

Datacenter Scripts to install MongoDB, Kafka, Elastic Search and Redis Date Published: 15-Jun-2019 VMware NSX-T Data Center In an NSX-T environment GARP packets are not received by all VMs on multi-TEP ESXi hosts Date Published: 13-Jun-2019 VMware Fusion 11.x Virtual machine fails to start, when Fusion is deployed to mac OS 10.14.5 or above where

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VMWARE CLOUD PROVIDER HUB 2.5 RELEASE UPDATE

WazzHUB, VMware Cloud Providers!? Welcome to the VMware Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 updates! Our team has been working hard over the last quarter to make your favorite XaaS offering platform even better! What’s better you ask? CloudHealth service is now in Initially availability on Hub, new features enhance the platform, and we have simplified how you can learn more!

In this blog, we will go over Hub updates in three main areas:

 

Enhanced Managed Service Deliver Platform

 

The Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 release includes key capabilities launched over the past few months that deliver new value with increased security, simplified access and identity control, and enhanced usage reporting.

1. Greater Security with Multi-Factor Authentication:

Cloud Provider Hub now delivers higher levels of protection for tenants’ data and applications with an extra layer of security. New multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to present two pieces of evidence (your credentials) upon signing in. These credentials are something you know, such as your password, and something you have, such as an application that generates a one-time passcode.

To secure your cloud account with MFA, you download an authentication application to your mobile device. The application creates a virtual MFA device and generates a six-digit authentication code that is compatible with the time-based, one-time password standard. You use this code together with your VMware ID and password to log in to cloud services.

For more information, please review the following resources:

2. Simplified Access and Login with Identify Federation:

New identity federation capabilities in Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 greater simplify access and login for tenants, saving them time and provider greater control over groups of users. Identify Federation enables tenants to use single sign-on (SSO) to access VMware Cloud Services, allowing tenants to bring their corporate identity and credentials to access any of their entitled services.

With this latest enhancement, you can set up a federated identity for the corporate domains of tenant organizations that you manage. Federated tenants can use their organization’s single sign-on and identity source to sign in to VMware Cloud Provider Hub. Federated tenants can also set group permissions to the organization and its services by assigning organization and service roles to enterprise groups. Federation in VMware Cloud Provider Hub is supported only for tenants.

To learn more about this capability. Review the detailed online documentation that goes over the details of:

3. Enhanced Usage Reporting with Consolidated Views:

New enhancements further lower operational costs with greater visibility and understanding of customer lifecycle management. VMware Cloud Provider Hub now offers MSPs a consolidated view of usage for all their customers, which helps them with customer lifecycle management.

The new usage reporting features introduced are:

  • Providers in provider console can view the latest MSRP price of each SKU in Usage Insight as well as in download-friendly detailed hourly usage report
  • A new Download All option for providers in provider organization, allowing them to download the detailed hourly usage report for all organization provider and tenants for the period selected
  • Downloadable usage hourly report is now filterable on the provided tags for the tenant organization and the usage details for provider and tenant organizations can be downloaded using Download All button

To learn more about these and other usage capability refer to our recent blogs:

 

Improved Learning and Adoption Experience:

 

Are you looking for more information on available services and one place to keep track of the latest information – from business benefits to technical demos? If so, then have you seen our updated VMware Cloud Provider Hub educational site? Check it out today!

 

 

The recently revamped site boasts the following new updates.

  1. Simplify Learning with Updated Service Tab: The services tabs has been updated to offer detailed resources for the latest services that are available on Hub.

 

  1. Become a Proficient User with Updated Cloud Provider Hub Resources: This section provides on-demand demo videos for the following actions, helping you become familiar with deploying and using these services in Hub:
  • Creation of Master Org
  • Creation of Tenant Org
  • User Roles & Permissions

 

 

Brand New XaaS Offering with CloudHealth

 

We are excited for initial availability of CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub! Stay updated with all the latest and greatest at the following sites:

What is CloudHealth?

Checkout the CloudHealth website for more information: https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/

Are there any materials that I can review?

If you missed our recent vmLive announcing the initial availability of CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub, checkout playback recording here:  https://sforce.co/316t6CK

Watch out for our upcoming vmLive to learn more about this service.

REGISTER TODAY!

Upcoming vmLive announcing – CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub. We’ll go over the use cases, resources and other exciting updates. Sign up today!

vmLive Details – CloudHealth Service on Hub

Description: CloudHealth as an MSP offering on Cloud Provider Hub

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Time: 8:00am Pacific Time

Partner Registration link: https://sforce.co/2Z3XBal

 

Stay Tuned in for MORE!

 

As you can see, your favorite XaaS platform, VMware Cloud Provider Hub, is off to a great start in the first half of this year and we have an exciting few weeks ahead of us with CloudHealth coming onboard! For latest updates and more, stay connected though our blogs, announcements and website, VMware Cloud Provider Hub!

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New KB articles published for the week ending 8th June,2019

VMware ESXi ESXi 6.5 host fails with a PSOD PF Exception 14 in world xxxxx:Unmap Helper IP Date Published: 5-Jun-19 ESXi becoming unresponsive when running vSAN cluster command on multiple hosts simultaneously Date Published: 4-Jun-19 VMware NSX-T Data Center NSX-T 2.4.0/2.4.1 vIDM user permission issues on the NSX-T Web UI Date Published: 5-Jun-19 VMware PKS

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New KB articles published for the week ending 1st June,2019

VMware Cloud Foundation Content Library fails to create when target datastore contains a space in VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers Date Published: 29-May-19 VMware Cloud on AWS Dell EMC NetWorker 19.1 for VMware Cloud on AWS Date Published: 28-May-19 VMware Horizon Explorer crashes when logging into remote desktop Date Published: 28-May-19 Folder sharing fails

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New KB articles published for the week ending 25th May,2019

VMware Cloud Provider Pod “ReferenceError: vcsaSize is not defined.” error when deploying the resource infrastructure with Cloud Provider Pod 1.1 Date Published: 23-May-2019 VMware ESXi Across host vMotion fails for a specific hosts. Migration fails with error message “The Object or item referred to could not be found” Date Published: 23-May-2019 PSOD error: “VMKAPI-char-metadata heap

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Does a vSAN IO Limit impact resync traffic?

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A question just came in, and I figured other people may have the same question so I would share it. The question was if a vSAN IO limit would impact resync traffic or for instance SvMotion? In this case the customer defines limits within each policy to ensure VMs do not interfere with other VMs or excessively uses IO resources. Especially in cloud environments this can be useful, or when running production and test/dev on the same cluster. The concern, of course, was if this limit would impact for instance recovery times after a failure. Because you can imagine that a limit of 50 IOPS would be devastating when a VM (or multiple VMs) need to have objects resynced.

The answer is simple: no, the IO limit specified within a policy does not impact resync traffic (or SvMotion for that matter). It only applies to Guest IO to a VMDK, namespace or swap object. Which means that it is safe to set limits when it comes to recovery times.

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