Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
vSAN Erasure Coding Failure Handling
December 13, 2018
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
A closer look at EBS-backed vSAN
November 1, 2018
At VMworld 2018, we announced an initiative to use EBS, Amazon Elastic Block Store, for vSAN storage. At present vSAN is configured using the current EC2 i3
Why upgrade vSAN? Here is a list of features, release by release.
July 30, 2018
I was with one of our large EMEA customers last week, and we talked quite a bit about the evolution of vSAN. This customer is already one of our larger vSAN
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
Which policy changes can trigger a rebuild on vSAN?
February 21, 2018
Some time ago, I wrote about which policy changes can trigger a rebuild of an object. This came up again recently, as it was something that Duncan and I
A closer look at Minio S3 running on vSAN
November 24, 2017
While we are always looking at what other data services vSAN could provide natively, at the present moment, there is no native way to host S3 compatible
Erasure Coding and Quorum on vSAN
April 17, 2017
on Erasure Coding and Quorum on vSAN
I was looking at the layout of RAID-5 object configuration the other day, and while these objects were deployed on vSAN with 4 components, something caught my