Category Archives: VVols

Learn about VVol Replication online and at VMworld

The ability to use VVol replication is new in vSphere 6.5 and there aren’t a whole lot of vendors that support it yet. Right now HPE is the only vendor that support is on their 3PAR & Nimble platforms. You can see for yourself who supports it by going to the VVols’s Compatability Guide and …
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VVols design and procurement considerations


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Over the past couple of months I have had more and more discussions with customers and partners about VVols. It seems that Policy Based Management and the VVol granular capabilities are really starting to sink in, and more and more customers are starting to see the benefit of using vSphere as the management plane. The […]

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Virtually Speaking Podcast episode 32 – VVol 2.0


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Just wanted to share the Virtually Speaking Podcast with you, this episode (32) is on the topic of VVol 2.0 and features Pete Flecha, Ben Meadowcroft (PM for VVol) and I. Make sure to listen to it, it has some good info on where VVol is today and where it may be going in the […]

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Top 10 reasons to start using VVols right now

VMware’s new storage architecture, Virtual Volumes (VVols), has been out for a year and a half now as part of the vSphere 6.0 release and adoption continues to be very light for a variety of reasons. This kind of adoption can be typical of any 1.0 release as users wait for it to mature a …

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Observations and feedback on VMware VVols gathered from HPE Discover attendees

I was out at HPE Discover last week, I delivered a theater session on storage for vSphere which covered VVols and also staffed the VMware demo station which had a big focus on VVols. Throughout the event I probably spoke with at least 50 people and I wanted to share what I observed and heard …

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Customer adoption of VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)

Tom Fenton recently published an article on Virtualization Review detailing the current state of VMware’s new Virtual Volume (VVol) storage architecture. In the article he polled a few vendors to find out what they are seeing as far as customer adoption of VVols. A few vendors responded including myself, both HDS & Dell did not …

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Where do I run my VASA Vendor Provider for VVols?


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I was talking to someone before the start of the holiday season about running the Vendor Provider (VP) for VVol as a VM and what the best practices are around that. I was thinking about the implication of the VP not being available and came to the conclusion that when the VP is unavailable a […]

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Want to learn more about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols), here’s 3 great sessions to help you

VMware recently released about 50 VMworld 2015 sessions to the general public and within those there are 3 great sessions on VVols that will help you better understand the architecture and what VVols is all about. The sessions are all pretty technical which is good, one is from VMware and two of them are from …

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New Virtual Volumes (VVols) technical papers from VMware

VMware has recently published 3 new technical papers that focus on their new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture that are definitely worth a read. The first is a FAQ which does a good job summarizing important information around VVols and provides you a lot of quick facts around the architecture and implementation of VVols. FAQs: …

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