Category Archives: VMware

Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster


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This week I have been testing with vSAN File Services and one of the procedures I wanted to run through was scaling out my vSAN File Services cluster. In my case, I have a cluster of 5 hosts and what I want to do is add a host to my vSAN cluster, expand the vSAN […] Continue reading

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Creating a vSAN 7.0 Stretched Cluster


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A while ago I wrote this article and created this demo showing the creation of a vSAN Stretched Cluster. I bumped into the article/video today when I was looking for something and figured that it is time to recreate the vSAN Stretched Cluster demo. I recorded it today, using vSphere / vSAN 7, and just […] Continue reading

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vSAN 7.0 UI enhancements for vSphere Replication


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I have been playing around with vSphere / vSAN 7.0 the past week or so. Today I configured vSphere Replication between two vCenter Server instances with vSphere / vSAN 7.0. I wanted to check out the enhancements that were introduced in the UI. Although they are relatively small enhancements, I feel they will make your […] Continue reading

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vSAN 7.0 UI enhancements for vSphere Replication


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I have been playing around with vSphere / vSAN 7.0 the past week or so. Today I configured vSphere Replication between two vCenter Server instances with vSphere / vSAN 7.0. I wanted to check out the enhancements that were introduced in the UI. Although they are relatively small enhancements, I feel they will make your […] Continue reading

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vSAN/DRS awareness to be introduced in vSAN/vSphere 7.0!


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It was briefly mentioned here, but I figured I would elaborate on this new cool feature for vSAN Stretched Clusters which is DRS Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters. So what does this mean? Well, it is fairly straight forward. DRS will take vSAN resync traffic into consideration when the DRS algorithm runs. I can probably […] Continue reading

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Introducing vSAN File Services as part of vSAN 7.0


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There was a great article by Cormac talking about vSAN File Services published last week. I had some articles planned, but hadn’t started yet, so when I saw the article I figured I would do something different. No point in rehashing what Cormac has already shared right. I figured I would shoot another demo, and […] Continue reading

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vSphere 7 and DRS Scalable Shares, how are they calculated?


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I wrote a post and recorded a short demo that explained this cool new feature called Scalable Shares, part of vSphere 7 / DRS, last week. I didn’t want to go too deep in the post, but now that I am getting more questions about how this actually works, I figured I would provide some […] Continue reading

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NVIDIA rendering issues? Look at the stats!


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I’ve been down in the lab for the last week doing performance testing with virtual reality workloads and streaming these over wifi to an Oculus Quest headset. In order to render the graphics remotely, we leveraged NVIDIA GPU technology (RTX 8000 in my case here in the lab). We have been getting very impressive results, […] Continue reading

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vGPUs and vMotion, why the long stun times?


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Last week one of our engineers shared something which I found very interesting. I have been playing with Virtual Reality technology and NVIDIA vGPUs for 2 months now. One thing I noticed is that we (VMware) introduced support for vMotion in vSphere 6.7 and support for vMotion of multi vGPU VMs in vSphere 6.7 U3. […] Continue reading

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Disabling the frame rate limiter for your vGPU


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I have been testing with Virtual Reality apps within a VM for the past few days and I am leveraging NVIDIA vGPU technology on vSphere 6.7 U3. I was running into some undesired behavior and was pointed to the fact that this could be due to the frame rate being limited by default (Thank Ben!). […] Continue reading

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