Browsed by
Category: Storage

VMworld 2017 Session Voting

VMworld 2017 Session Voting

Just a quick post asking for your votes for some sessions I’ve submitted and/or been included in. Successful vSAN Stretched Clusters [1118] GS Khalsa, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware This session will provide a deep dive into using Stretched Clusters with VMware vSAN. Topics covered will include the foundation of vSAN Stretched Clusters, the latest updates, recommendations, and failure scenarios. For those interested in implementing Stretched Clusters with vSAN, this will be the session…

Read More Read More

Backup or Recover SPBM Profiles with PowerCLI

Backup or Recover SPBM Profiles with PowerCLI

I work in the lab a lot. One of the tasks that I often perform is: Blowing away my VCSA (or Windows vCenter Server), Redeploying it, and Reattaching it to a cluster that is running vSAN. As a result of a new VCSA deployment, only a few SPBM policies will be present. Any previously available SPBM polices are lost with the previous VCSA instance.

VMworld 2016 – Barcelona Bound

VMworld 2016 – Barcelona Bound

Just a quick note… If you are going to VMworld 2016 in Barcelona, keep your eyes open for me. Always happy to talk tech with customers, partners, and fellow engineers about the industry as well as what we’ve got going on at VMware. If you are interested in some of the things we’re doing in VMware Storage, I’ve got a couple sessions you might not want to miss: Meet the Experts – Tuesday 18 OCT @ 1100/Wednesday 19 OCT @…

Read More Read More

Virtual SAN 6.2 & PowerCLI – Sparse Virtual Swap files

Virtual SAN 6.2 & PowerCLI – Sparse Virtual Swap files

One of the Space Efficiency features of Virtual SAN 6.2 that is available for both All-Flash and Hybrid configurations, is the introduction of Sparse Virtual Swap files. Swap files on Virtual SAN by default, are created with the .vswp 100% reserved. In a thin provisioned/guaranteed capacity perspective, it could be said that they effectively Lazy Zeroed Thick (LZT). Virtual Swap files (.vswp) are created when a virtual machine doesn’t have a memory reservation equal to the amount of memory the virtual…

Read More Read More

Virtual SAN Site Locality in low latency Stretched Clusters/2 Node Configs

Virtual SAN Site Locality in low latency Stretched Clusters/2 Node Configs

I was working with a customer last week, going over the configuration, setup, and requirements of Virtual SAN 6.1 when deploying a 2 node configuration. “Technically” this is a 2 node stretched cluster, comprised by two data nodes and a witness. Really a 1+1+1 configuration. One of the reasons for the call, was some confusion about the setup, which is fortunately documented in the Virtual SAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster Guide. Cormac Hogan created the initial content, and I took care…

Read More Read More