Monthly Archives: January 2017

VVols by the numbers: an update on VVol adoption in the real world

VMware’s new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture has been out for almost 2 years now and customer adoption has been pretty light so far. There are a number of reasons for this including the simple fact that many customers are slow to migrate to brand new technologies. At HPE with 3PAR StoreServ arrays we collect …
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Lucky 7k, go vSAN!


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VMware announced the Q4 earnings last night, one of the things I was most interested about was how vSAN did in Q4. Here is what was announced yesterday, for those interested in more detail check the full earnings call. (Hint, it isn’t just vSAN doing well.) We’ve reached 7000 customers 150% Year over Year growth Awesome growth […]

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Top 12 posts from vSphere-land in 2016

2017 is upon us and I thought out of the 100+ posts that I published in 2016 I would highlight some of my favorite ones. I know picking the favorites of things that are near and dear to your heart is often challenging but I managed to whittled the list down to 12. So without …
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XenDesktop/XenApp 7.12 MCS works with vSAN


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This is something that has kept me busy for a while. For the past 2 years there were some challenges with regards to the use of MCS and XenDesktop/XenApp in combination with vSAN. In fact, Citrix never supported vSAN and MCS, and it actually did not work either. PVS worked great in combination with vSAN however. […]

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How to find out which storage vendors support VVol replication in vSphere 6.5

vSphere 6.5 introduced support for VVol replication but on day 1 of the vSphere 6.5 GA there wasn’t a single storage vendor that supported it. VMware has a special Compatibility Guide category specifically for VVol support that shows which storage vendor arrays support VVols and additional information on supported array models, firmware and protocols. One …
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Two host stretched vSAN cluster with Standard license?


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I was asked today if it was possible to create a 2 host stretched cluster using a vSAN Standard license or a ROBO Standard license. First of all, from a licensing point of view the EULA states you are allowed to do this with a Standard license: A Cluster containing exactly two Servers, commonly referred to […]

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Coming soon: Top vBlog 2017 with a new scoring method

I’m back in the saddle after taking a few weeks off to recharge and preparing to launch my annual Top vBlog voting. This year brings some big changes as to how blogs are scored, instead of just relying on public voting which can become more about popularity and less about blog content, I’m adding several …
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New KB articles published for week ending 01/21/17

VMware App Volumes Reprovisioning fails with AppStacks set to computer based assignments (2147910) Date Published: 1/17/2017 VMware ESXi vSphere 6.0 HA does not reset Virtual Machine when VMware tools are not in running state (2146528) Date Published: 1/16/2017 Uninstalling VMware tools in windows 10 with EFI firmware displays black screen (2148515) Date Published: 1/18/2017 Virtual […]

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NSX Field Advisory – January 2017 Edition

Important Note Subscribe to RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/NSX for up-to-date information on new products, patches, and fix announcements for VMware NSX for vSphere. Minimum Recommended Release NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 2 remains the recommended release combination. For more information, see Minimum recommended version for NSX for vSphere with GID, ESXi and vCenter […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 01/14/17

VMware vCenter Orchestrator API vRO REST API authorization using Oauth2.0 Authentication (2148518) Date Published: 1/11/2017 VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance Error “UNLICENSED!” shows in vRealize Orchestrator Client when a license is applied (2148519) Date Published: 1/9/2017 VMware vCenter Server Migrating from vCenter Server 6.0 to VCSA 6.5 fails with the error: unquoted carriage return found in […]

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