Which policy changes can trigger a rebuild on vSAN?

Some time ago, I wrote about which policy changes can trigger a rebuild of an object. This came up again recently, as it was something that Duncan and I covered in our VMworld 2017 session on top 10 vSAN considerations. In the original post (which is over 3 years old now), I highlighted items like increasing the stripe width, growing the read cache [...]

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A first look at AWS Greengrass on vSphere

Last week, I had the pleasure to attend our CTO Ambassadors conference, hosted by our Global Field CTO Chris Wolf. This was an excellent week, especially for someone like me [...]

Catch me at a VMUG in early 2018

Well, I'm delighted to have been invited to present at quite a few VMUGs recently, so I thought I'd share the details of them with you here. I've been working on my [...]

Registering the Pure Storage VASA Provider

Hot on the heels on Pure Storage's recent announcement on Virtual Volume (VVol) support, I wanted to take a closer look at their VVol implementation for myself. Thanks to the [...]

Big news from Pure Storage

There was lots of big news yesterday from our friends over at Pure Storage. First of all, we had an announcement about their Virtual Volume (VVol) implementation going GA. [...]

A new vSAN training class – vSAN Production Operations – now available

A short post today to let you know about a new VMware training class that I helped to create. This new class is called VMware vSAN Production Operations, and is a new 3 day [...]

A first look at vFile – Sharing a persistent volume between containers

Regular readers will have noticed that I have been doing a bit of work recently with docker swarm, and what you need to do to get it to work on VMs running on vSphere. The [...]

Validating overlay network when docker swarm running on Centos VMs on vSphere

I got a chance to revisit my docker swarm deployment this week after a bit of a break. I was a little curious about my setup because when I spoke to some of our 'Project [...]