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vSAN 7.0 U2 – What’s new?

I know that there has been a lot of content already written in relation to the latest 7.0U2 release of vSAN. My good pal Duncan has done a considerable amount on work to highlight the new features, and has an excellent set of YouTube videos that you can review at your convenience. However, I thought […]

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vSAN 7.0U1 – Object Format Health Warning after Disk Format v13 Upgrade

This is something I noticed on my own lab after applying the most recent disk format (version 13) to my vSAN 7.0U1 environment. I already described the new Capacity Management features in vSAN 7.0U1 in a previous post. One of these features in the new capacity reserve which dramatically lowers the slack space requirements, and […]

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Storage Storage Profiles View VM Storage Policies VMware VSAN vSphere

View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix

Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with this configuration was that a warning was always reported around read cache reservations on all-flash vSAN. Of course, read cache is irrelevant to […]

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Networking Performance VMware VSAN vSphere

Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1

For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN, version 6.6.1. Included in this release are a few really nice features that did not make it into the major 6.6 release of vSAN that we had […]

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Storage VMware VSAN vSphere

Common VSAN health check issues and resolutions

A number of customers have experienced some issues with getting the Virtual SAN (VSAN) health check to work correctly in their environments. The most common issues have been permissions and certificates. In this post, I want to highlight these issues and any associated KB articles, and call out the symptom as well as the resolution.

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Storage VMware VMworld VSAN vSphere

My VMworld Session – VSAN POC – now available

One of the break-out sessions that I presented at VMworld 2015 on Virtual SAN (VSAN) has been recorded and is now available on YouTube. I co-presented “STO4572 Conducting a Successful Virtual SAN Proof of Concept” with Julienne Pham of VMware, who did the initial part of the session. Julienne explains the planning phase, the kinds […]

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Announcing Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin 6.0 Patch 1

Announcing some important news for VSAN 6.0 users, especially those using the VSAN Health Check Plugin. If you are using the Virtual SAN Health Check Plugin version 6.0 (and if you use Virtual SAN 6.0, you definitely should be using it), there is a new patch now available. Note that this new Health Check plugin […]