VM Storage Policies

Can Storage Policies be used with VIC?

The answer is an emphatic yes. One can absolutely use storage policies with vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). However, there is currently no way to specify [...]

Joint Virtual SAN/Rubrik White Paper

I'm delighted to announce the availability of a joint Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) white paper. Both Rubrik and Virtual SAN epitomize many of the [...]

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 [...]

VSAN 6.2 Part 11 – Support for higher FTT with larger VMDKs

In the VSAN 6.0 Design & Sizing Guide, a caveat was placed around the size of a VMDK, and the Number of Failures to Tolerate (FTT) number. It reads like [...]

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 [...]

PrimaryIO announce VAIO (I/O filter) for cache acceleration

I got a bit of a surprise a few weeks back when I noticed a register article by Chris Mellor stating that PrimaryIO (previously CacheBox) had announced a new [...]

Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet with a number of VMware customers in both Singapore and in the UAE. Most of the sessions were enablement and [...]