Category Archives: vSphere

Can I still provision VMs when a vSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Part II


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3 years ago I wrote the following post: Can I still provision VMs when a VSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Last week I received a question on this subject, and although officially I am not supposed to work on vSAN in the upcoming three months I figured I could test this in the evening […] 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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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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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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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: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)


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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 enhancements in the business continuity/disaster recovery space. There were 2 sessions where futures were discussed, namely HCI2894BU […]

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VMworld Reveals: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)


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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 enhancements in the business continuity/disaster recovery space. There were 2 sessions where futures were discussed, namely HCI2894BU […]

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VMworld Reveals: vMotion innovations


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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 enhancements that will be introduced in the future to vMotion, the was session HBI1421BU. For those who […]

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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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