Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
Minio S3 object store deployed as a set of VMs on vSAN
June 22, 2018
Some time back, I looked at what it would take to run a container based Minio S3 object store on top of vSAN. This involved using our vSphere Docker Volume
What’s in the vSphere and vSAN 6.7 release?
April 17, 2018
Today VMware unveils vSphere version 6.7, which also includes a new version of vSAN. In this post, I am going to highlight some of the big-ticket items that
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Sustainability and Green IT
March 1, 2018
on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Sustainability and Green IT
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to many readers that virtualization has brought (and continues to bring) huge benefits with regards to data center
Upcoming VMUG webinar – vSphere 6.5 Core Storage
November 8, 2017
A quick note to let you know that I am co-presenting on an upcoming VMUG webinar with my good pal, Cody Hosterman, from Pure Storage. The subject is vSphere
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
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