Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dedupe and Checksumming in VSAN beta, what about Compression? Yup!


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I was talking to our engineering team a couple of weeks ago with regards to our upcoming beta. During a demo I noticed that in our UI it said “Space Efficiency” instead of deduplication. After some discussions it became clear to me why that is… It isn’t “just” deduplication which will be in the upcoming […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 10/10/15

Virtual Disk Development Kit Hotadding multiple target VMDKs with identical names fails even though they are located on different datastores in Virtual Disk Development Kit 5.5 (2134310) Date Published: 10/9/2015 VMware ESXi VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201510001 (2132152) Date Published: 10/6/2015 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi-6.0.0-20151004001-standard (2132154) Date Published: 10/6/2015 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch […]

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SMP-FT support for Virtual SAN ROBO configurations


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When we announced Virtual SAN 2-node ROBO configurations at VMworld we received a lot of great feedback and responses. A lot of people asked if SMP-FT was supported in that configuration. Apparently many of the customers using ROBO still have legacy applications which can use some form of extra protection against a host failure etc. […]

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Dell FX2 platform certified for VSAN with storage blades!


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A couple of weeks ago the Dell FX2 disk controller was added to the Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide and shortly after the Ready Node configurations were added. For those who haven’t looked at the Dell FX2 platform, it is (in my opinion)  hyper-converged on steroids. Not only can it provide you with 4 compute nodes in 2U […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 10/3/15

VMware ESXi VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201510001 (2113684) Date Published: 10/1/2015 VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201510401 (2114860) Date Published: 10/1/2015 VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20151004001-no-tools (2114871) Date Published: 10/1/2015 VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20151001001s-no-tools (2114884) Date Published: 10/1/2015 VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201510402-BG: Updates tools-light (2115772) Date Published: 10/1/2015 VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch […]

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VMworld 2015 US sessions now available for download

I previously wrote on how you could access the VMworld sessions via the Mobile App on a smartphone or tablet or via a PC through Schedule Builder. However those methods only allowed you to stream the content, not save it for offline viewing. Some people prefer the download method so they can copy it to …

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2 is the minimum number of hosts for VSAN if you ask me


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In 2013 I wrote an article about the minimum number of hosts for Virtual SAN. Since then this post has started living its own life. Somehow people have misunderstood my post and used/abused it in many shapes and forms. When I look at the size of a traditional cluster (non-VSAN) the minimum size is 2. From […]

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ALERT: Snapshot consolidation causes Unexpected signal: 11

After installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.5 Update 3, customers performing snapshot consolidation may experience virtual machines failing with the error “Unexpected Signal: 11″. For further…

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Top 20 Articles for September 2015

Here is our Top 20 KB list for September 2015. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware…

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