Category Archives: vsan

Part 2: Is VSA the future of Software Defined Storage? (Customer use case)


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About 6.5 years ago I wrote this blog post around the future of Software-Defined Storage and if the VSA (virtual storage appliance) is the future for it. Last week at VMworld a customer reminded me of this article. Not because they read the article and pointed me back at it, but because they implemented what […] Continue reading

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Announcing VMware Skyline Health for vSphere & vSAN

Meeting Our Customers Where They Are VMware unifies its proactive support technology into a portfolio of complementary services, surfacing the information you need, where and when you need it. Joining forces under the VMware Skyline brand, VMware Skyli… Continue reading

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Joined GigaOm’s David S. Linthicum on a podcast about cloud, HCI and Edge.


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A while ago I had the pleasure to join David S. Linthicum from GigaOm on their Voices in Cloud Podcast. It is a 22 minute podcast where we discuss various VMware efforts in the cloud space, edge computing and of course HCI. You can find the episode here, where they also have the full transcript […] Continue reading

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Project nanoEDGE aka tiny vSphere/vSAN supported configurations!


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A few weeks ago VMware announced Project nanoEDGE on their blog virtual blocks. I had a whole bunch of questions the following days from customers and partners interested in understanding what it is and what it does. I personally prefer to call project nanoEDGE “a recipe”. In the recipe, it states which configuration would be […] Continue reading

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Single socket vSAN ready node AMD EPYC Rome on the VCG!


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Yesterday I tweeted something and I want to reiterate it to make sure that those who are just following the blog, and not my twitter account, also are aware. On the vSAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) there were already a number of single-socket servers, but most of these were limited in terms of CPU/MEM resources. Last […] Continue reading

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2 node direct connect vSAN and error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address”


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I’ve had this question over a dozen times now, so I figured I would add a quick pointer to my blog. What is causing the error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address” to pop up on a 2-node direct connect vSAN cluster? The answer is simple, when you have vSAN […] Continue reading

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Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3


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I just wanted to do a short post before the weekend, in vSAN 6.7 U3 there’s a great capacity overview screen. It shows a couple of things, first of all it provides a simple bar that shows “data written”, “reserved space” and “free space”. The second section provides you the ability to figure out what […] Continue reading

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Can you move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server?


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I noticed a question today on one of our internal social platforms, the question was if you can move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server. I can be short, I tested it and the answer is yes! How do you do it? Well, we have a great KB that actually documents the […] Continue reading

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VMworld Reveals: Armed and Ready (ESXi on ARM, #OCTO2944BU)


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At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about ESXi on ARM, which was session OCTO2944BU. For those who want to see the session, you can […] Continue reading

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VMworld Reveals: HCI Present and Futures (#HCI2733BU)


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At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about HCI / vSAN futures, which was session HCI2733BU. For those who want to see the session, you […] Continue reading

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