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vSAN Deep Dive book available in traditional chinese


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It took a while, but it is my pleasure to announce that the publisher DrMaster just published the Traditional Chinese version of “VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive”. For those who would like to get a copy of the book in Traditional Chinese, there are a couple of ways to pick it up: Tenlong Computer […]

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VMworld Run 2019??


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A few folks had asked me if I will be organizing a VMworld RUN again in San Francisco this year. I organized one in 2009 and then after that, the VMworld team took over. In Las Vegas running wasn’t really an option considering the heat. But now that we are back in San Francisco the […]

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Self-publishing, where do you start and which tools to use?


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I have had this question a couple of times and typed lengthy emails as a response, I figured I may as well write a blog post and share that going forward. Self-publishing, where do you start and which tools to use? Well, I think the process is rather simple, but it takes a lot of […]

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Unable to query vSphere health information. Check vSphere Client logs for details.


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After an upgrade from 6.5 U1 to 6.5 U2 a customer received the following error in vCenter: Unable to query vSphere health information. Check vSphere Client logs for details. They looked at the log files but couldn’t get an indication of what was wrong. In this case, it was pretty simple, one of the required […]

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Top 25 VMworld US 2019 sessions to attend (or watch online)


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I do this every year, list my favorite 25 VMworld sessions which you definitely should try to attend in person. Or if you are not going, watch online. Most of these sessions are by folks I know, or folks I have seen presenting, or topics which I find interesting for various reasons. Make sure to […]

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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 […]

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Major vSAN Milestone: 20K customers


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I haven’t done one of these in a while, and as it is a question that comes up regularly during customer conversations I figured I would share a nice quote from the VMware earnings call. But before I do I want to thank every VMware employee, partner and customer who helped us reaching this major […]

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Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?


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On the community forums, a question was asked around the use of site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster. When you create a stretched cluster in vSAN you can define within a policy how the data needs to be protected. Do you want to replicate across datacenters? Do you want to protect the “site local […]

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Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?


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On the community forums, a question was asked around the use of site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster. When you create a stretched cluster in vSAN you can define within a policy how the data needs to be protected. Do you want to replicate across datacenters? Do you want to protect the “site local […]

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VMware RADIO Fun Run 2019


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William Lam and I have been organizing a “running” event at a VMware internal event called RADIO. RADIO is our yearly R&D Innovation Offsite and is usually held in San Francisco. What is this run? Well basically it started many years ago (7 or 8?) with a group of 4-5 runners meeting up at 6:00 […]

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