Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
Storage for containers with VMware? You got it!
February 15, 2017
on Storage for containers with VMware? You got it!
Last week during a visit to VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to catch up with our engineering team who are responsible for developing
vSphere 6.5 Core Storage White Paper Now Available
November 28, 2016
I'm delighted to announce the availability of a new vSphere 6.5 core storage white paper. The paper covers new features such as VMFS-6 enhancements, policy
Snapshot Consolidation changes in vSphere 6.0
January 6, 2016
This is something I only learnt about very recently, and something I was unaware of. It seems that we have made a major improvement to the way we do snapshot
Migrating a VM with snapshots to/from VSAN
July 22, 2015
In Virtual SAN 6.0, a new snapshot format was introduced called vsanSparse. This improves snapshot functionality by leveraging the new VirstoFS on-disk format
VAAI now available with vSphere Standard Edition
May 22, 2015
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
When and why do we “stun” a virtual machine?
April 28, 2015
This is a question that seems to come up regularly, but I don't think it appears in any great detail in external facing documentation. The question is "when do
Migrations and Virtual Volumes – Deep Dive
February 27, 2015
Recently I published an article on Virtual Volumes (VVols) where I touched on a comparison between how migrations typically worked with VAAI and how they now