Category Archives: virtual volumes

VVols design and procurement considerations


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Over the past couple of months I have had more and more discussions with customers and partners about VVols. It seems that Policy Based Management and the VVol granular capabilities are really starting to sink in, and more and more customers are starting to see the benefit of using vSphere as the management plane. The […]

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Virtually Speaking Podcast episode 32 – VVol 2.0


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Just wanted to share the Virtually Speaking Podcast with you, this episode (32) is on the topic of VVol 2.0 and features Pete Flecha, Ben Meadowcroft (PM for VVol) and I. Make sure to listen to it, it has some good info on where VVol is today and where it may be going in the […]

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Want to print your own VVol or VSAN shirts/stickers?


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I’ve been getting more and more questions from folks who want to print their own VSAN shirts and stickers. I cannot share all designs, but some of them I can so I figured I would. For each design there is a small thumbnail and the vector file (EPS) and a PNG as well, you can […]

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Goodbye SAN Huggers!


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This week I presented at the German VMUG and a day after the event someone commented on my session. Well not really on my session, but more on my title. My title was “Goodbye SAN Huggers“. Mildly provocative indeed. “SAN Huggers” is a play on the term “Server Hugger“. That term has been around for […]

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Where do I run my VASA Vendor Provider for VVols?


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I was talking to someone before the start of the holiday season about running the Vendor Provider (VP) for VVol as a VM and what the best practices are around that. I was thinking about the implication of the VP not being available and came to the conclusion that when the VP is unavailable a […]

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Looking back: Software Defined Storage…


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Over a year ago I wrote an article (multiple actually) about Software Defined Storage, VSAs and different types of solutions and how flash impacts the world. One of the articles contained a diagram and I would like to pull that up for this article. The diagram below is what I used to explain how I see […]

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