Storage

A first look at Heptio Velero (previously known as Ark)

Those of you who work in the cloud native space will probably be aware of VMware's acquisition of Heptio back in December 2018. Heptio bring much expertise and [...]

Degraded Device Handling (DDH) Revisited

Degraded Device Handling (DDH) or Dying Disk Handling as it was formerly known, is a feature that has been available in vSAN for some time. However, I [...]

vSAN Erasure Coding Failure Handling

I had a very interesting question recently about how vSAN handles a failure in an object that is running with an erasure coding configuration. In the case of [...]

NFS TCP Connections on vSphere revisited

Some time back, nearly 6 years ago in fact, I wrote about how you might hit the NFS maximum value for the number of connections you can have per IP address [...]

A primer on First Class Disks/Improved Virtual Disks

A First Class Disk (FCD), also referred to as Improved Virtual Disk (IVDs), is one of the more recent features in vSphere that may have escaped your notice. [...]

Change policy on a vSAN object via RVC

I had someone reach out to me recently, asking for a way to change the policy on a file that was uploaded to a vSAN datastore, e.g. an ISO image. When a file [...]

iSCSI on vSAN Stretched Cluster

vSAN readers will most likely be aware that we introduced support for iSCSI on vSAN way back in vSAN 6.5. That is to say, we had the ability to create iSCSI [...]