Sizing for large VMDKs on vSAN

I've recently been involved in some design and sizing for very large VMDKs on vSAN. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when doing this, not just the overhead when deciding to go with RAID1, RAID5 or RAID6, but also what this means for component counts. In the following post, I have done a few tests with some rather large RAID-5 and RAID-6 VMDKs, [...]

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Storage for containers with VMware? You got it!

Last week during a visit to VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to catch up with our engineering team who are responsible for developing storage solutions [...]

A closer look at Rubrik Cloud Data Management v3.1

When I started to write this post, I looked back over my notes from previous conversations with the team at Rubrik and realized that my first conversation with them was almost [...]

Catch me at Cisco Live EMEA 2017 – Berlin

Later on this month, I will be attending my first Cisco Live event. This year, it is taking place in Berlin, Germany. As part of the event, I have the opportunity to deliver a [...]

Another recovery from multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster

In a previous post related to multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster, we showed that if a failure caused the data components to be out of sync, the most recent copy of [...]

Understanding recovery from multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster

Sometime back I wrote an article that described what happens when an object deployed on a vSAN datastore has a policy of Number of Failures to Tolerate set to 1 (FTT=1), and [...]

The continued rise of HCI, and especially vSAN

This morning, twitter is alive with VMware's Q4 2016 results. In a nutshell, its been a phenomenal quarter. Of course, the first thing I wanted to check out was how vSAN did. [...]

vRealize Automation SPBM Integration Solution v2.1.0 is out

Last week I wrote about the new vSAN management pack for vRealize Operations. This week sees another nice new storage feature/solution released. This time it is a solution to [...]