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Debunking some behavior “myths” in 3 node vSAN cluster

I recently noticed a blog post describing some very strange behaviors in 2-node and 3-node vSAN clusters. I was especially concerned to read that when they [...]

Supported network topologies for VSAN stretched cluster

As part of the Virtual SAN 6.1 announcements at VMworld 2015, possibly the most eagerly anticipated announcement was the support for a VSAN stretched cluster [...]

VIO limitations with VDS networking

Earlier this month, I shared a post about my experiences with deploying VIO, VMware integrated OpenStack. One of the issues I highlighted was the fact that [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 1: NFS v4.1

Although most of my time is dedicated to Virtual SAN (VSAN) these days, I am still very interested in the core storage features that are part of vSphere. I [...]

VSAN Part 29 – Cannot complete file creation operation

There was a very interesting discussion on our internal forums here at VMware over the past week. One of our guys had built out a VSAN cluster, and everything [...]

A closer look at Maxta

Maxta are another storage vendor that I managed to get talking to at this years' VMworld conference in San Francisco. Although they were present at last year's [...]

VSAN Troubleshooting Case Study

I have been doing a bunch of stuff around disaster recovery (DR) recently, and my storage of choice at both the production site and the recovery site has been [...]