witness

2-node vSAN topologies review

There has been a lot of discussion in the past around supported topologies for 2-node vSAN, specifically around where we can host the witness. Now my good pal [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior changes

My good pal Paudie and I are back in full customer[0] mode these past few weeks, testing out lots of new and upcoming features in future release of vSAN. Our [...]

VSAN 6.2 Part 9 – Replacing the witness appliance

There might be a reason in VSAN stretched cluster environments or in 2-node VSAN ROBO deployments to change the witness appliance. The one thing to keep in [...]

VSAN Stretched Cluster – some possible warnings

We are hearing about a number of VSAN stretched cluster implementations going on at the moment, which is great news. I just set up such a configuration once [...]

Step-by-step deployment of the VSAN witness appliance

In an earlier post, I described the witness appliance in a lot of detail. Using the witness appliance is VMware's recommended way of creating a witness host. [...]