Author Archives: Duncan Epping

Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster


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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 […] Continue reading

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Startup intro: SaaS-based backup solution Clumio


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Last week I saw an update from one of the Clumio founders on twitter. It reminded me that I had promised to take a look at their product. This week I had a meeting set up with Clumio and we went over their product and how to configure it briefly. Clumio is a SaaS based […] Continue reading

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ESXTOP in vSphere 7


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I was playing around with Scalable Shares and then noticed some enhancements in esxtop which I didn’t realize were there. I figured I would list the changes I spotted so people are aware of what was added to esxtop in vSphere 7.0. Although it isn’t a huge amount, it is still very valuable to know! […] Continue reading

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Install and Configure vSphere Replication with SRM 8.3 on vSphere 7


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I haven’t really done much with vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) in the past years as my main focus has been vSAN. I figured I would get two clusters up and running and install and configure both vSphere Replication as well as SRM on top of vSphere 7. Although the installation and configuration […] Continue reading

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Creating a vSAN 7.0 Stretched Cluster


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A while ago I wrote this article and created this demo showing the creation of a vSAN Stretched Cluster. I bumped into the article/video today when I was looking for something and figured that it is time to recreate the vSAN Stretched Cluster demo. I recorded it today, using vSphere / vSAN 7, and just […] Continue reading

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vSAN 7.0 UI enhancements for vSphere Replication


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I have been playing around with vSphere / vSAN 7.0 the past week or so. Today I configured vSphere Replication between two vCenter Server instances with vSphere / vSAN 7.0. I wanted to check out the enhancements that were introduced in the UI. Although they are relatively small enhancements, I feel they will make your […] Continue reading

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vSAN 7.0 UI enhancements for vSphere Replication


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I have been playing around with vSphere / vSAN 7.0 the past week or so. Today I configured vSphere Replication between two vCenter Server instances with vSphere / vSAN 7.0. I wanted to check out the enhancements that were introduced in the UI. Although they are relatively small enhancements, I feel they will make your […] Continue reading

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Cloning PhotonOS and getting the same ip-address when running DHCP?


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I just cloned PhotonOS a few times for running “Folding at Home” in our lab, and I noticed every VM was getting the same IP address every time. It appears that this is caused by the fact that when you clone the VM they all have the same machine identifier. You can get around this […] Continue reading

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vSAN/DRS awareness to be introduced in vSAN/vSphere 7.0!


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It was briefly mentioned here, but I figured I would elaborate on this new cool feature for vSAN Stretched Clusters which is DRS Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters. So what does this mean? Well, it is fairly straight forward. DRS will take vSAN resync traffic into consideration when the DRS algorithm runs. I can probably […] Continue reading

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Introducing vSAN File Services as part of vSAN 7.0


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There was a great article by Cormac talking about vSAN File Services published last week. I had some articles planned, but hadn’t started yet, so when I saw the article I figured I would do something different. No point in rehashing what Cormac has already shared right. I figured I would shoot another demo, and […] Continue reading

Posted in file services, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Various, Virtual SAN, VMware, VMware Cloud Foundation, vsan, vsan 7, vsan file services, vsphere 7 | Comments Off on Introducing vSAN File Services as part of vSAN 7.0