vSphere

What’s in the vSphere and vSAN 6.7 release?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 [...]