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vSAN Stretched Clusters & VM Swap Files

vSAN Stretched Clusters & VM Swap Files

My buddy Pete Koehler put together a good post a few days ago about SPBM Policies with vSAN Stretched ¬†Clusters: vSAN Operations: Use separate SPBM policies for VMs in stretched clusters In that post, he covers definition changes from Number of Failures to Tolerate (FTT) which was available in pre vSAN 6.6 builds, to Primary Failures to Tolerate (PFTT) in vSAN 6.6 and higher. This change was added to address the addition of local protection within a Stretched Cluster. This…

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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.

VSAN, SPBM Compliance, & PowerCLI

VSAN, SPBM Compliance, & PowerCLI

I very often tear down/distress my “lab” environment while working on docs/testing code/trying to replicate issues/etc. I was trying to recreate an issue the other day and decided to replace my vCenter Appliance. I deleted the VCSA, but left some of the other VMs, as they had some services I needed like DNS. After deploying the a new VCSA, I noticed an error in the Cluster’s Monitor tab, under Virtual SAN, specific to my VSAN objects. ¬†The Compliance status for…

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