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
vSphere 6.5 p01 – Important patch for users of Automated UNMAP
March 15, 2017
VMware has just announced the release of vSphere 6.5 p01 (Patch ESXi-6.5.0-20170304001-standard). While there are a number of different issues addressed in the
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
Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 34 – Core Storage
December 21, 2016
on Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 34 – Core Storage
Many readers will be aware that John Nicholson and Pete Fletcha of the VMware Storage and Availability Tech Marketing team run a weekly podcast show called
Determining if an array supports automated unmap in vSphere 6.5
December 5, 2016
Many of you will be aware of the new core storage features that were introduced in vSphere 6.5. If not, you can learn about them in this recently published
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