Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
A change to sub-blocks on VMFS-6
August 17, 2017
Something that I only just recently noticed is that we have made a change to the sub-blocks structure on VMFS-6, compared to VMFS-5. Sub-blocks are small
VMFS-6 Large and Small File Blocks – what are they?
August 16, 2017
When vSphere 6.5 released towards the end of 2016, it introduced a brand new version of VMFS, VMFS-6. VMFS probably needs little in the way of introduction at
View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix
August 14, 2017
Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with
Deploying a new HyTrust KMS on vSphere 6.5
August 8, 2017
Many regular readers will be aware of new encryption features added recently to VMware's portfolio, such as vSAN data-at-reset encryption and vSphere VM
Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1
August 3, 2017
For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN,
See you at VMworld 2017
June 28, 2017
Like I usually do around this time of year, I wanted to share with you my plans for this year's VMworld in Las Vegas. Hey, you might even like what you read
Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on an-disk format change?
June 27, 2017
vSAN 6.6 shipped earlier this year. It comes with a new on-disk format to support, among other things, data at rest encryption (also known as DARE). This is