Category Archives: vsan file service

Inspecting vSAN File Services share objects


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Today I was looking at vSAN File Services a bit more and I had some challenges figuring out the details on the objects associated with a File Share. Somehow I had never noticed this, but fortunately, Cormac pointed it out. In the Virtual Objects section of the UI you have the ability to filter, and […] Continue reading

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vSAN File Services: Seeing an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS VMs


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Last week I had this question around vSAN File Services and an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS VMs. I personally had witnessed the same thing and wasn’t even sure how to solve the problem or if vSAN File Services would somehow solve it for me. So what does this mean, an imbalance? Well […] Continue reading

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Enabling vSAN File Services in a vSAN cluster larger than 8 hosts


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I noticed something over the weekend, and I want to make sure customers do not run in to this problem. If you have more than 8 hosts in your vSAN Cluster and enable vSAN File Services than the H5 client will ask your for more than 8 IP addresses. These IP addresses are used by […] Continue reading

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vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been pre-populated below


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I have been playing with vSAN File Services a lot the past couple of weeks. I have been configuration and re-configuring it a few times. At some point, I found myself in the situation where when I wanted to enable vSAN File Services and provide new IP details that I received the following error: “Existing […] Continue reading

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vSAN File Services considerations


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I was looking into vSAN File Services this week as I had some customers asking about requirements and constraints. I wanted to list some of the things to understand about vSAN File Service as it is important when you are designing and configuring it. First of all, it is good to have an understanding of […] Continue reading

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