Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
Improved block allocation mechanism on VMFS-6
August 22, 2017
Along with other improvements to VMFS-6, there is also a new block allocation mechanism which aims to reduce lock contention between hosts sharing the same
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
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
Deploying vSAN with Photon Platform v1.2
May 30, 2017
This is a bit of a long post, but there is a lot to cover. In a previous post, I walked through the deployment of Photon Platform v1.2, which included the
A closer look at Portworx
May 24, 2017
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Last month I had the opportunity to attend DockerCon17. One of the break-out sessions that I attended was from a company called Portworx. Portworx provide a