My VMworld 2015 (#STO4572, #STO6228, #HOL1608) – Updated

Is it just me, or does VMworld seem to come around quicker these days? Anyway, it is great to have a couple of sessions in again this year, and yes – you guessed it, these are VSAN sessions once again. However, since I first posted this article, the content catalog for VMworld 2015 is now live. STO4572 – Successful Virtual SAN Evaluation/Proof-Of-Concepts This is an update on last year’s VSAN Proof-Of-Concept talk. A lot has changed in the last year, and the idea of this session is to fill you in on all the potential gotchas that you might encounter…

VSAN Part 30 – Difference between Absent & Degraded components

As part of a quick reference proof-of-concept/evaluation guide that I have been working on, it has become very clear that one of the areas that causes the most confusion is what happens when a storage device is either manually removed from a host participating in the Virtual SAN cluster or the device suffers a failure. These are not the same thing from a Virtual SAN perspective. To explain the different behaviour, it is important to understand that Virtual SAN has 2 types of failure states for components: ABSENT and DEGRADED.