Category Archives: Storage

The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 4 (Deployment)

In Part 2, the process of uploading a vSAN Witness Appliance to an organization’s Catalog was detailed. Part 3 covered the process of creating networks for the vSAN Witness Appliance. What’s Next? With the vSAN Witness Appliance OVA converted and uploaded to vCloud Air, and connectivity in place to the networks that will be used,… Read More »

The vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air: Part 3 (Network)

In Part 2, I covered how to upload a vSAN Witness Appliance into a vCloud Air Organizational Catalog. This process doesn’t require any specific networking to be in place, other than connectivity to vCloud Air directly. Networking in vCloud Air In vCloud Air, multiple independent networks can be created with visibility across different Virtual Applications… Read More »

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… Read More »