VAAI

VAAI now available with vSphere Standard Edition

A short post today, but it highlights what I feel is an important enhancement to vSphere licensing. I've had lots of questions recently about why VAAI (Storage [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 8: VAAI UNMAP changes

A few weeks, my good pal Cody Hosterman over at Pure Storage was experimenting with VAAI and discovered that he could successfully UNMAP blocks (reclaim) [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 7: VAAI XCOPY improvements

The more astute of you who have already moved to vSphere 6.0, and like looking at CLI outputs, may have observed some new columns/fields in the PSA claimrules [...]

Heads Up! ATS Miscompare detected between test and set HB images

I've been hit up this week by a number of folks asking about "ATS Miscompare detected between test and set HB images" messages after upgrading to vSphere 5.5U2 [...]

vSphere 5.x, NFS, VAAI-NAS & IPv6 Support

A short note to clarify something that has come up a number of times in recent weeks here at VMware. There have been a number of discussions about whether or [...]

VAAI-NAS, vCloud Director and Cloning Offload Strangeness

I was in a conversation with one of my pals over at Tintri last week (Fintan), and he observed some strange behaviour when provisioning VMs from a catalog in [...]

vSphere 5.5 Storage Enhancements Part 4: UNMAP

Continuing on the series of vSphere 5.5 Storage Enhancements, we now come to a feature that is close to many people's hearts. The vSphere Storage API for Array [...]