Category Archives: Server

Instant Clone in vSphere 6.7 rocks!


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I wrote a blog post a while back about VMFork, which then afterwards got rebranded to Instant Clone. In the vSphere 6.7 release there has been a major change to the architecture of VMFork aka Instant Clone, so I figured I would do an update on the post. As an update doesn’t stand out from […]

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vSphere 6.7 announced!


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It is that time of the year again, a new vSphere release announcement! (For those interested in what’s new for vSAN make sure to read my other post.) vSphere 6.7, what’s in a name / release? Well a bunch of stuff, and I am not going to address all of the new functionality as the […]

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What’s new vSAN 6.7


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As most of you have seen, vSAN 6.7 just released together with vSphere 6.7. As such I figured it was time to write a “what’s new” article. There are a whole bunch of cool enhancements and new features, so let’s create a list of the new features first, and then look at them individually in […]

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Posted in 6.7, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Various, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan, vsan 6.7, vSphere | Comments

Disable DRS for a VM


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I have been having discussions with a customer who needs to disable DRS on a particular VM. I have written about disabling DRS for a host in the past, but not for a VM, well I probably have at some point but that was years ago. The goal here is to ensure that DRS won’t […]

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vSAN Stretched Cluster: PFTT and SFTT what happens when a full site fails and multiple hosts fail?


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This question was asked on the VMTN community forum and it is a very valid question. Our documentation explains this scenario, but only to a certain level and it seems to be causing some confusion as we speak. To be honest, it is fairly complex to understand. Internally we had a discussion with engineering about […]

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Doing maintenance on a Two-Node (Direct Connect) vSAN configuration


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I was talking to a partner and customer last week at a VMUG. They were running a two node (direct connect) vSAN configuration and had some issues during maintenance which were, to them, not easy to explain. What they did is they placed the host which was in the “preferred fault domain” in to maintenance […]

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Posted in 6.2, 6.6, 6.6.1, maintenance, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan, vSphere | Comments

New version of RVTools is out


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I was talking with a couple of VMware partners last week, one of them mentioned how much they used RVTools for sizing and designing. Funny if you consider that this little free tool is made by someone in his spare time. RVTools is closing in on 1 million downloads, so it is safe to say […]

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Where did ESXi 6.5.0 build 7526125 go?


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I had two customers asking today what happened to ESXi 6.5 build 7526125. They downloaded patches and installed them in their test environment. Ready to patch some of their clusters they did a validation and found out that the patch (ESXi650-201801001.zip) has disappeared from the face of the earth. This patch included microcode for Intel processors, […]

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vSAN Adaptive Resync, what does it do?


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I am starting to get some more questions about vSAN Adaptive Resync lately. This was introduced a while back, but is also available in the latest versions of vSAN through vSphere 6.5 Patch 02. As a result various folks have started to look at it and are starting to wonder what it is. Hopefully by […]

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Where is the vSAN storage performance proactive test in vSphere 6.5 U1 patch 02?


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I had some customers asking where the storage performance proactive test and the multicast proactive test was in the latest release of vSAN. In the past this is what the UI looked like when they would go to the Proactive Test section: But now it looks like this: What happened? Well, two tests have been […]

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