VMware All Flash VSAN Implementation (Home Lab)

VMware All Flash VSAN Implementation (Home Lab)

VMware All Flash VSAN Implementation (Home Lab)

I’ve been waiting for a while to be able to implement an all flash VSAN in my lab and now that VSAN 6.2 has been announced, I thought it would be time to upgrade my capacity disks from HDD’s to SSD’s and get cracking..! (note: despite the announcement, VSAN 6.2 binaries are NOT YET available to download. I’m hearing it would be available in a week or two on My VMware though so until then, mine is based on VSAN 6.1 – ESXi 6.0U1 binaries)


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vSphere 6.0 Update 2 hints at Nested ESXi…

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 hints at Nested ESXi support for Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) in future

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 hints at Nested ESXi…

Although Nested ESXi(running ESXi in a Virtual Machine) is not officially supported today, VMware Engineering continuesto enhancethis widelyusedfeature by making it faster, more reliableand easier to consumefor our customers. I still remember that it was not too long ago that if you wanted to run Nested ESXi, severalnon-trivial and manual tweaks to the VM’s VMX […]]>…Read More


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Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices…

Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices…

Some of us have been running Microsoft SQL Server on top of vSphere for years. Maybe it was only for your pre-VCSA vCenter or maybe you have dozens of instances–but that doesn’t stop an official Best Practices Guide from being good reading. VMware has just updated, re-titled, and published “Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere — Best Practices Guide.” There looks to be some pretty good information within, so get comfortable and grab the PDF here.


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VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX…

VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX running High Workload Oracle 12c

VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX…

VMware Validated Design for an Al-Flash VSAN with NSX running high workload Oracle – A VMware, Intel and Quanta Project from Principled Technologies The rigorous process of following a VMware Validated Design (V2D) to build a Business Critical Applications (BCA) database architecture was made more interesting by focusing on VSAN and NSX on Quanta Hardware […] The post VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX running High Workload Oracle 12c appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network Virtualization with VMware NSX? (via VMwareBlogs.com)

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Data-center virtualization is nearly all-encompassing by now. Most corporations have achieved a compute virtualization rate of over 80%. Only very few workloads remain on physical hardware instead of being handled by a virtual machine, and usually that’s because of very specialized requirements of the applications themselves. Storage is following closely behind.


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VCP-NV Exam Review Task Series at #CloudCred

Fantastic series at #CloudCred – Plus 1000’s of other task resources, too. #NSX

VCP-NV Exam Review Task Series at #CloudCred

Don’t miss this valuable resource, created by the #vExpert and #CloudCred Communities. Section 6 tasks are new this week, and find Sections 7, 8, & 9 in the next weeks upcoming.  Thanks to Andrea Mauro  (@Andrea_Mauro), Richard Dowling (@virtRich), Dan McGee (@VMVernak), and Caio Oliveira (@Oliveirac_Caio) for their contributions thus far. 


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Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols (via…

Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols (via CormacHogan.com)

Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols (via…

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet with a number of VMware customers in both Singapore and in the UAE. Most of the sessions were enablement and education type sessions, where there was a lot of white-boarding of VSAN (VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure product) and Virtual Volumes (VVols – Software Defined Storage or SDS for the storage arrays). This wasn’t a sales session; I’m not in sales. The objective of these sessions was simply to educate. I guess when you are immersed in this stuff 24×7, it easy to fall into the trap of believing that everyone is well versed in this technology, and that’s simply not the case.


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