Category Archives: u2

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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Impact of adding Persistent Memory / Optane Memory devices to your VM


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I had some questions around this in the past month, so I figured I would share some details around this. As persistent memory (Intel Optane Memory devices for instance) is getting more affordable and readily available more and more customers are looking to use it. Some are already using it for very specific use cases, […]

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DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged


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On Reddit, someone asked what DRS advanced setting IsClusterManaged does and if it is even legit. I can confirm it is legit, it is a setting which was introduced to prevent customers from disabling DRS while the cluster is managed by vCloud Director for instance. As disabling DRS would lead to deleting resource pools for […]

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Mixing versions of ESXi in the same vSphere / vSAN cluster?


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I have seen this question being asked a couple of times in the past months, and to be honest I was a bit surprised people asked about this. Various customers were wondering if it is supported to mix versions of ESXi in the same vSphere or vSAN Cluster? I can be short whether this is […]

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Adding a fifth (virtual) ESXi host to vCenter Foundation


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When running a 4 node stretched cluster environment it should be possible to use “cheaper” vCenter Server licenses, namely vCenter Foundation. One of the limitations of vCenter Foundation is that you can only manage 4 hosts with it. This is where some customers who wanted to manage a stretched cluster hit some issues. The issue […]

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Getting a 404 error with the Host Client


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Just a short post. I was getting a 404 error with the Host Client when hitting https://<ip of esxi host>/ui. No clue what it was caused by. I re-installed the latest version of the host client but that didn’t solve it. Then I noticed that my endpoints.conf had “/ local” missing. You can check that as […]

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vMSC and Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL on vSphere 6.x and higher


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I have discussed this topic a couple of times, and want to inform people about a recent change in recommendation. In the past when deploying a stretched cluster (vMSC) it was recommended by most storage vendors and by VMware to set Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL to 0. This basically disabled the feature that automatically removes LUNs which are […]

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Here you go, VSAN 6.2 GA!


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We’ve been talking about if for a while now, but last night the moment finally arrived… VSAN 6.2 aka vSphere 6.0 Update 2 was released. I am not going to go in to any level of depth here, as I have written many posts on the subject of VSAN 6.2 already, and so has my friend […]

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