Virtual Volumes (VVols)
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A deeper-dive into Fault Tolerant VMs running on vSAN
June 6, 2018
After receiving a number of queries about vSphere Fault Tolerance on vSAN over the past couple of weeks, I decided to take a closer look at how Fault Tolerant
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
How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
September 21, 2017
on 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
Debunking some behavior “myths” in 3 node vSAN cluster
March 27, 2017
I recently noticed a blog post describing some very strange behaviors in 2-node and 3-node vSAN clusters. I was especially concerned to read that when they
VSAN 6.2 Part 11 – Support for higher FTT with larger VMDKs
March 25, 2016
In the VSAN 6.0 Design & Sizing Guide, a caveat was placed around the size of a VMDK, and the Number of Failures to Tolerate (FTT) number. It reads like
VSAN 6.0 Part 8 – Fault Domains
April 20, 2015
One of the really nice new features of VSAN 6.0 is fault domains. Previously, there was very little control over where VSAN placed virtual machine components.
VSAN Part 36: Considerations when using Force Provisioning
February 2, 2015
One policy setting that I have yet to discuss in any great detail in my blog posts about VSAN. The ForceProvisioning policy setting, when placed in the VM