Storage vMotion

Migrating a VM with snapshots to/from VSAN

In Virtual SAN 6.0, a new snapshot format was introduced called vsanSparse. This improves snapshot functionality by leveraging the new VirstoFS on-disk format [...]

When and why do we “stun” a virtual machine?

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 [...]

Migrations and Virtual Volumes – Deep Dive

Recently I published an article on Virtual Volumes (VVols) where I touched on a comparison between how migrations typically worked with VAAI and how they now [...]

vSphere 5.1 Storage Enhancements – Part 7: Storage vMotion

Let's begin this post with a recap of the Storage vMotion enhancements made in vSphere 5.0. Storage vMotion in vSphere 5.0 enabled the migration of virtual [...]