Category Archives: Server

HA Admission control: How can I check how much reserved resources are used?


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I had this question twice in the past three months, so somehow this is something which isn’t clear to everyone. With HA Admission Control you set aside capacity for fail-over scenarios, this is capacity which is reserved. But of course VMs also use reservations, how can you see what the total combined used reserved capacity […]

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VMworld Sessions with vSAN Customers


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At VMworld, there were various sessions with vSAN Customers, many of which I have met in some shape or form in the past couple of years. Some of these stories contain some great use cases or stories. Considering they are “hidden” in 60-minute sessions I figured I would write about them and share with you […]

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CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business


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This is the last post in this VMworld Sessions series. Although the title lists “CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business” which is by Chris Wolf and Daniel Beveridge, I would also highly recommend watching Daniel’s other session titled “CTO2161BU Smart Placement of Workloads in Tomorrow’s Distributed Cloud“. Both sessions discuss a similar […]

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CTO2860BU & VIN2183BU: It is all about Persistent Memory


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I was going through the list of sessions when I spotted a session Persistent Memory by Rich Brunner and Rajesh V. Quickly after that I noticed that there also was a PMEM session by the perf team available. Both CTO2860BU and VIN2183BU I would highly recommend watching. I would recommend starting with CTO2860BU though, is it gives […]

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HCI3041BU: Introducing Scalable File Storage on vSAN


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Another beta announcement last week for vSAN was around Native File Services. This was the topic of HCI3041BU, which was titled “Introducing Scalable File Storage on vSAN with Native File Services”. The full session can be found here, the summary is below for your convenience. The session was by Venkat Kolli (Product Manager) and engineers Rick […]

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HCI2476BU – Tech Preview RDMA and next-gen storage tech for vSAN


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This session I had high on my list to go and watch live. Unfortunately, I was double booked during the show, hence I had to watch “HCI2476BU – Tech Preview RDMA and next-gen storage tech for vSAN” online as well. This session was by my colleagues Biswa and Srinath (PM/Engineering) and discusses how we can […]

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HCI2164BU – HCI Management, current and futures


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This session by Christian Dickmann and Junchi Zhang is usually one of my favorites in the HCI track, mainly because they show a lot of demos and in many cases show you what ends up being part of the product in 6-12 months. The session revolved all around management, or as they called it in the […]

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HCI1603BU – Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection


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The second session I watched was HCI1603BU Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection by Michael Ng. I already discussed vSAN Data Protection last year, but considering the vSAN Beta is coming up soon that includes this functionality I felt it was worth covering again. Note that the beta will be a private beta, so […]

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HCI1998BU – Enable High-Capacity Workloads with Elastic EBS-Backed vSAN on VMware Cloud


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I just watched the session by Rakesh and Peng on EBS backed vSAN. This session was high on my list to watch live at VMworld, but unfortunately, I couldn’t attend it due to various other obligations. If you are interested in the full session, make sure to watch it here, it is free. If you […]

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UI Confusion: VM Dependency Restart Condition Timeout


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Various people have asked me, and I wrote about this before in several articles but as part of a longer article which makes it difficult to find. When specifying the restart priority or restart dependency you can specify when the next batch of VMs should be powered on. Is that when the VMs are powered […]

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