Category Archives: Virtualization

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 »

vSAN 2 Node with Direct Connect

Traditional vSAN 2 Node configurations require connectivity between the vSAN tagged VMkernel ports, and the vSAN Witness Appliance’s VSAN tagged VMkernel port. Also remember that vSAN traffic will use the default gateway of the Management VMkernel interface to attempt to reach the Witness, unless additional networking is put in place, such as advanced switch configuration… Read More »