Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
What’s in the vSphere and vSAN 6.7 release?
April 17, 2018
Today VMware unveils vSphere version 6.7, which also includes a new version of vSAN. In this post, I am going to highlight some of the big-ticket items that
Getting started with Cloudera Hadoop on vSphere
March 8, 2018
This past week, my buddy Paudie and I have been neck-deep in Cloudera/Hadoop, with a view to getting it successfully deployed on vSphere. The purpose of this
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Sustainability and Green IT
March 1, 2018
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to many readers that virtualization has brought (and continues to bring) huge benefits with regards to data center
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
Project Hatchway hitting the mainstream – persistent storage for containers
December 7, 2017
Regular readers will be aware that I "dabble" from time to time in the world of Cloud Native Apps. For me, a lot of this dabbling is trying to figure out how I
2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
October 6, 2017
It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN
Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
September 26, 2017
During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to