What’s new in vSAN 6.7U1

Yesterday, we saw the announcement that VMware has release vSphere 6.7U1. This includes new releases of vCenter Server 6.7U1, ESXi 6.7U1 and of course vSAN 6.7U1. All of the hyperlinks here will take you to the release notes of that particular product. In this post, I just want to briefly run through some of the major enhancements that we have included in [...]

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VASA – Error while removing an entry for the provider in the providerCache

Some time ago, I hooked our Virtual Volume (VVol) capable storage array up to a vSphere 6.5 cluster. I did a few preliminary tests, such as adding the VASA (vSphere APIs for [...]

Catch me at a Northern England VMUG – September 2018

A short post today. There are two upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) events to bring to your attention next month, both in the north of England. I've been asked to speak at [...]

Using PowerCLI SPBM cmdlets to create VMs with storage policy

Recently I was looking for a way to consume the Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) cmdlets in PowerCLI. I wanted to see if I could provision a VM from a Template onto my [...]

Why upgrade vSAN? Here is a list of features, release by release.

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 customers with [...]

See you at VMworld 2018

Yes, it's that time of year again. VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas is taking place next month. Once again, as per previous years, I will be co-presenting on a few sessions. It will [...]

PKS Revisited – Project Hatchway / K8s vSphere Cloud Provider review

As I am going to be doing some talks around next-gen applications at this year's VMworld event, I took the opportunity to revisit Pivotal Container Services (PKS) to take a [...]

A closer look at VVol snapshot policies on Pure Storage with vSphere 6.7

I am in the very fortunate position of having access to a Pure Storage array, and this has been recently updated to support Virtual Volumes. With my new 6.7 vSphere cluster, I [...]