policy

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 [...]

A deeper-dive into Fault Tolerant VMs running on vSAN

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?

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 [...]

Using Tags with Storage Policy Based Management

I was doing some work in the lab with Storage Policy Based Management recently. I was using both vSAN and a Virtual Volume array from Nimble Storage. While I [...]

Cloning and Snapshots on vSAN when policy requirements cannot be met

I was looking into some behavior recently to assist one of our partners. He described a situation that they observed during proof-of-concept testing. I thought [...]

VSAN 6.2 Part 4 – IOPS limit for object

VSAN 6.2 has a new quality of service mechanism which we are referring to as "IOPS limit for object". Through a policy setting, a customer can set an IOPS [...]