Storage Containers

VM Snapshots with VSS – Traditional versus VVols

In some previous posts, I highlighted how VVols introduces the concept of "undo" format snapshots where the VM is always running on the base disk. I also [...]

More Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Snapshots goodness

Well, I got so many questions about my previous articles on a new way of doing snapshots with VVols that I decided to take the time and get even deeper into [...]

Virtual Volumes – A new way of doing snapshots

I learnt something interesting about Virtual Volumes (VVols) last week. It relates to the way in which snapshots have been implemented in VVols. Historically, [...]

Virtual Volumes – A closer look at Storage Containers

There are a couple of key concepts to understanding Virtual Volumes (or VVols for short). VVols is one of the key new storage features in vSphere 6.0. You can [...]

vSphere 6.0 Storage Features Part 5: Virtual Volumes

I pushed this post out a bit as I know that there is a huge amount of information out there around virtual volumes already. This must be one of the most [...]