Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
Read locality in VSAN stretched cluster
September 24, 2015
Many regular readers will know that we do not do read locality in Virtual SAN. For VSAN, it has always been a trade-off of networking vs. storage latency. Let
When and why do we “stun” a virtual machine?
April 28, 2015
This is a question that seems to come up regularly, but I don't think it appears in any great detail in external facing documentation. The question is "when do
vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 5: Virtual Volumes
February 17, 2015
I pushed this post out a bit as I know that there is a huge amount of information out there around virtual volumes already. This must be one of the most
vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 3: MSCS Improvements
February 10, 2015
OK - not storage improvements per-se, but I got into the habit of documenting our Microsoft Clustering Services (MSCS) improvements some time back, and habits
A closer look at vSphere Flash Read Cache – vFRC
February 14, 2014
I was going to make this part 11 of my vSphere 5.5 Storage Enhancements series, but I thought that since this is such a major enhancement to storage in vSphere
vSphere 5.5 Storage Enhancement Part 7 – LUN ID/RDM Restriction Lifted
December 11, 2013
About a year ago I wrote an article stating that Raw Device Mappings (RDM) continued to rely on LUN IDs, and that if you wished to successfully vMotion a
What happens when VMFS heap depletes completely?
June 5, 2013
I've blogged about the VMFS heap situation numerous times now already. However, a question that I frequently get asked is what actual happens when heap runs