Understanding vSAN Rebuilds and Repairs
Feb27

Understanding vSAN Rebuilds and Repairs

Recently a customer shared a story about a routine patch upgrade that resulted in several production VMs becoming inaccessible. The only way to bring them back online was to get the host out of maintenance mode. This was very confusing for him because DRS safely migrated the VMs to other hosts so the assumption was, if a host goes into maintenance mode there should be no dependencies on it.  This prompted a long discussion about how...

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Operations guidance for vSAN administrators using vRealize Operations and Log Insight
Feb18

Operations guidance for vSAN administrators using vRealize Operations and Log Insight

In the data center, “integration” is more than just an advertised feature of a solution. Integration between solutions can help solve real problems, and streamline day-to-day operations for the teams responsible for the environment. VMware vSAN users have benefited from the capabilities of integration, with ongoing improvements to its collection of APIs that allow other solutions to see, and interact with a vSAN powered environment....

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Working with vSAN Storage Policies for vSAN 6.6 and Later
Feb18

Working with vSAN Storage Policies for vSAN 6.6 and Later

This video shows how to create or modify a vSAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance for vSAN 6.6 and later. This article was originally published by VMware Tech Pubs...

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A new vSAN training class – vSAN Production Operations – now available
Feb18

A new vSAN training class – vSAN Production Operations – now available

A short post today to let you know about a new VMware training class called VMware vSAN Production Operations. This is a new 3 day class delivered by VMware Education Services. As you can imagine from the title, this class is geared towards administrators who are responsible for managing vSAN on a daily basis in a production environment. The class focuses primarily on operational considerations such as storage policy change impacts,...

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vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for the workload of your choice
Feb18

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for the workload of your choice

The new All Flash vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now available and is accessible here: https://vsansizer.vmware.com/     What are the key features of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer? The key features of vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer are: Evaluation Sizer: A basic evaluation version of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer which requires minimal input such as the count of VMs and Aggregate storage to provide a high level recommendation. This version does not require...

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