Category Archives: vSphere

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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vSphere HA Restart Priority


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I’ve seen more and more questions popping up about vSphere HA Restart Priority lately. I figured I would write something about it. I already did in this post about what’s new in vSphere 6.5 and I did so in the Stretched Cluster guide. It has always been possible to set a restart priority for VMs, […]

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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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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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Changing advanced vSphere FT related settings, is that supported?


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This week I received a question around changing the values for vSphere FT related advanced settings. This customer is working on an environment where uptime is key. Of course the application layer is one side, but they also want to have additional availability from an infrastructure perspective. Which means vSphere HA and vSphere FT are […]

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Changing advanced vSphere FT related settings, is that supported?


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This week I received a question around changing the values for vSphere FT related advanced settings. This customer is working on an environment where uptime is key. Of course the application layer is one side, but they also want to have additional availability from an infrastructure perspective. Which means vSphere HA and vSphere FT are […]

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Using a vSphere custom TCP/IP Stack for iSCSI


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I noticed a question today on an internal slack channel and it was about the use of custom TCP/IP stacks for iSCSI storage environments. Cormac and I updated a bunch of Core Storage whitepapers recently, and one of them was the iSCSI Best Practices white paper. It appears that this little section about routing and […]

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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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Posted in Server, Software Defined, Storage, Various, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan, vsan 6.6, vSphere | Comments