How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?

Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of the data sites. Of course the cross site replication (now [...]

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Auto LUN Discovery on ESXi hosts

Did you know that any newly presented LUNs/paths added to an already discovered target will automatically be discovered by your ESXi host without a rescan of the SAN? In this [...]

VOMA – Found X actively heartbeating hosts on device

One of the long-awaited features introduced with vSphere 5.1 was VOMA (vSphere On-disk Metadata Analyzer). This is essentially a filesystem checker for both the VMFS metadata [...]

Error while adding NFS mount: NFS connection limit reached!

The advanced setting SunRPC.MaxConnPerIP defines the maximum number of unique TCP connections that can be opened for a given IP address. This is of particular interest to [...]

vCenter Server 5.1.0b Released

This is a follow-up to my previous post on the 5.0U2. At the same time, VMware also released vCenter 5.1.0b. This post will look at the storage items which were addressed in [...]

vCenter 5.0U2 and ESXi 5.0U2 Released

Hi all, Prior to the holidays, VMware released new versions of vCenter & ESXi on December 20th. There were new releases for both vSphere 5.0 & 5.1. In this post, I [...]

Heads Up! NimbleOS Maintenance Release 1.4.4.0

Folks, if you are a Nimble Storage customer, and I know many of my readers are, then you need to be aware of a new NimbleOS release. A new maintenance update, NimbleOS [...]

New updates from Nutanix – NOS 3.0 and NX-3000

Yesterday I had the opportunity to catch up with a very good friend of mine, Ray Hassan, who is now part of the Nutanix team in the UK. Ray took some time out of his very [...]