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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 [...]

VSAN.ClomMaxComponentSizeGB explained

In the VSAN Troubleshooting Reference Manual, the following description of VSAN.ClomMaxComponentSizeGB is provided: By default VSAN.ClomMaxComponentSizeGB is [...]

VSAN resync behaviour when failed component recovers

I had this question a number of times now. Those of you familiar with VSAN will know that if a component goes absent for a period of 60 minutes (default) then [...]

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 [...]

VSAN 6.0 Part 9 – Proactive Re-balance

This is another nice new feature of Virtual SAN 6.0. It basically is a directive to VSAN to start re-balancing components belonging to virtual machine objects [...]

VSAN Part 35 – Considerations when dynamically changing policy

I was having some discussions recently on the community forums about Virtual SAN behaviour when a VM storage policy is changed on-the-fly. This is a really [...]