Have you registered to take a vSAN hands-on lab?

Have you registered to take a vSAN hands-on lab?

From intro to advanced labs, hands-on labs provide an easy, no-cost way to evaluate the features and functionality of VMware products without the need to install any software. Test drive vSAN features right from your internet browser.


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vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3

Hopefully, you’ve read the first two articles in this series: Part 1 and Part 2. We will continue the series in this article with some coverage of how vRealize Operations Manager expands on the capacity management functionality in vSAN and vSphere. Dashboards in the vSphere Client The latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, and vRealize The post vSAN Capacity Management and Monitoring Part 3 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Introducing Elastic vSAN

Introducing Elastic vSAN

Introducing Elastic vSAN

We have officially entered the next generation of storage in the VMware Cloud on AWS Service. Dramatically increasing the size and scale of workload that the service can support. While simultaneously introducing flexibility into the amount of storage assigned to a cluster. We call it Elastic vSAN; a fusion of VMware vSAN and Amazons Elastic The post Introducing Elastic vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1

VMware vSAN is the market leader in HCI. One of the many driving forces that has helped solidify this position, is the rapid and continuous pace of innovation. VMware has always given customers the power of choice, and this continues into the hybrid cloud era. VMware’s digital foundation gives customers the ability, and flexibility to The post What’s New in vSAN 6.7 Update 1 appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7

What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7

Introducing vSAN 6.7 vSAN 6.7 is here! This release offers features and capabilities that enable improved performance, usability and consistency. Significant improvements to the management and monitoring tools are also matched by lower level performance and application consistency improvements. vSAN continues to see rapid adoption with more than 10,000 customers and growing. A 600 Million The post What’s New with VMware vSAN 6.7 appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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My VMware Home Lab Exposure

A few months ago I was approached to write an article about my VMware home lab that I recently built.  Since I had already been halfway through writing it up for my own blog I took the opportunity to get some exposure for my site and myself.  Well a few weeks ago, my article was published on TechGenix.  What a great way to get my blog and name out there.  For those that don’t know the whole lab story, here’s some quick details.

The Story

I started with 1 Intel NUC and planned to run nested hosts inside a single vCenter.  After doing some research about how others did it, it didn’t seem practical for what I wanted to do. Everything I had been reading showed that after getting the 3 hosts up, you were basically out of resources.  So I bit the bullet and purchased 2 more NUCs, all the exact same specs.  This allowed me to load each with 32GB of RAM, a single NVMe drive (vSAN Caching) and a single SSD (vSAN Capacity).  This gave me plenty of room to run some test VMs for Windows/Linux/Appliances.  So far I’ve been able to test deploy Log Insight, vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, and plenty of Domain Controllers and Windows Core Servers.  If you’re looking to not spend a ton of money, but get a lab up and running with a fairly small investment, then I would highly suggest a 3 NUC cluster.  And since the 7th gen NUCs have been out for a bit, I’m sure you can find plenty of sales on 6th gen NUCs (or just find someone upgrading their lab).

The Article

A link to the article on TechGenix can be found here: Get your Geek On: Building a VMware Home Lab

New vSAN migration guide available!

New vSAN migration guide available!

New vSAN migration guide available!

Due to the number and variety of customers interested in, and indeed, deploying vSAN – questions come up all the time to do with migrations from existing infrastructures to a new one running on VMware vSAN, some of these are trivial, while others take a little planning. To make your migration journey to vSAN more The post New vSAN migration guide available! appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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What’s new for vSAN 6.6?

What’s new for vSAN 6.6? [www.yellow-bricks.com]

What’s new for vSAN 6.6?

Yes this may confuse you a bit, a new vSAN release namely vSAN 6.6 but it doesn’t coincide with a vSphere release. That is right, this is a “patch” release for vSphere but a major version for vSAN! It seems like yesterday that we announced 6.2 with Stretched Clustering and 6.5 with iSCSI and 2-Node Direct Connect. vSAN 6.6 brings some exciting new functionality and a whole bunch of improvements. Note that there were already various performance enhancements introduced in vSphere 6.0 Update 3 for vSAN 6.2. Anyway, what’s new for vSAN 6.6?


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