Changing advanced vSphere FT related settings, is that supported?

Advertise here with BSAThis week I received a question around changing the values for vSphere FT related advanced settings. This customer is working on an environment where uptime is key. Of course the application layer is one side, but they also want to have additional availability from an infrastructure perspective. … [Read more...]

Happy 10th Birthday Yellow-Bricks.com

Advertise here with BSAJust wanted to share with all of you the fact that this week marks the 10th anniversary of Yellow-Bricks.com. Crazy thinking back about how it all started, and what it turned in to. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment on many of the articles over the years. Those wondering … [Read more...]

Sharing the #TechConfessions video

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld I sat down with Amy Lewis and had my Tech Confession. Where/When/How did I have my Software Defined  world. I would also highly recommend the tech confession by William Lam and Alan Renouf, both are very interesting. Make sure to follow the channel, and watch the other videos as well, … [Read more...]

New whitepaper available: vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices (6.5 update)

Advertise here with BSAI had many requests for an updated version of this paper, so the past couple of weeks I have been working hard. The paper was outdated as it was last updated around the vSphere 6.0 timeframe, and it was only a minor update. I looked at every single section and added in new statements and guidance … [Read more...]

New white paper available: vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO)

Advertise here with BSAOver the past couple of weeks Cormac Hogan and I have been updating various Core Storage white papers which had not been touched in a while for different reasons. We were starting to see more and more requests come in for update content and as both of used to be responsible for this at some point … [Read more...]

#vmworld #STO1770BU – Tech Preview of Integrated Data Protection for vSAN

Advertise here with BSAThis session was hosted by Michael Ng and Shobhan Lakkapragada and is all about Data Protection in the world of vSAN. Note that this was also a tech preview and features may or may not ever make it in to a future release. The session started with Shobhan explaining the basics of vSAN and the … [Read more...]

Can you use the management IPs as the isolation address for HA?

Advertise here with BSAThere was a question on VMTN this week about the use of the management IP’s in a “smaller” cluster as the isolation address for vSphere HA. The plan was to disable the default isolation address (default gateway) and then add every management IP as an isolation address. In this … [Read more...]

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Cluster Demo

Advertise here with BSAI had one more demo to finish and share and that is the vSAN 6.6 stretched cluster demo. I already did a stretched clustering demo when we initially released it, but with the enhanced functionality around local protection I figured I would re-record it. In this demo (~12 minutes) I will show you … [Read more...]

Where’s the HA enforce VM-Host and Affinity rules option in vSphere 6.5?

Advertise here with BSALast week on (VMware internal) Socialcast someone asked where the UI option is in vSphere 6.5 that allows you to enable the ability for vSphere HA to respect VM-Host Affinity and VM-VM Anti Affinity rules. In vSphere 6.0 there is an option in the Rules part of the UI as shown in the screenshot … [Read more...]

VMware vSAN 6.6 demo

Advertise here with BSAI was playing around with a vSAN 6.6 environment yesterday and I figured I would record a quick demo of some of the new functionality introduced. Took me a bit longer than expected, but here it is. I hope you will find it useful, a 1080p version can be viewed on youtube. "VMware vSAN 6.6 demo" … [Read more...]