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Deploying vSAN with Photon Platform v1.2

This is a bit of a long post, but there is a lot to cover. In a previous post, I walked through the deployment of Photon Platform v1.2, which included the [...]

Docker Volume Driver for vSphere on Virtual SAN

I took another opportunity this week to look at our new Docker Volume Driver for vSphere which is currently in tech preview. This time I wanted to see how it [...]

VSAN 6.2 Part 12 – VSAN 6.1 to 6.2 Upgrade Steps

I've already written a few articles around this, notably on stretched cluster upgrades and on-disk format issues. In this post, I just wanted to run through [...]

Component Metadata Health – Locating Problematic Disk

I've noticed a couple of customers experiencing a Component Metadata Health failure on the VSAN health check recently. This is typically what it looks [...]

Essential Virtual SAN (6.2) available for pre-order

Our friends over at Pearson and VMware Press have informed us that the second edition of the Essential Virtual SAN book (that I wrote with Duncan Epping) is [...]

VSAN 6.2 Part 6 – Performance Service

Many seasoned VSAN administrators will know how heavily we rely on VSAN Observer to get an understanding of the underlying performance of VSAN. While VSAN [...]

VSAN Proactive Rebalance not starting

Some time back I wrote about proactive rebalancing, a new feature of VSAN 6.0. However I have had a number of queries recently about its functionality. The [...]