Introducing VMware vSAN 7.0 Update 2 (video)

As you may have seen, today VMware announced the release of VMware vSAN 7.0 Update 2 (and vSphere 7.0 U2 as well of course). I was planning on doing a post on the 7.0 U2 release, but then I figured that I would try to record a video discussing most of the new features and enhancements introduced. Note, I do not cover … [Read more...]

Sharing my vSAN 7.0 U1 webinar, watch it now!

I recorded a webinar a while back. It was streamed last week, and I figured that as I have the recording here, I may as well share it with you. In this webinar I discuss many of the new features which were introduced as part of vSAN 7.0 U1, features like HCI Mesh, IO Insight, enhanced File Service capabilities, and … [Read more...]

vSAN 7.0 U1 File Services with SMB and NFS support demo

Advertise here with BSA I created this quick demo last week, and I figured I would share it here. It shows vSAN 7.0 U1 File Services with SMB and NFS support. I wrote about vSAN File Services and what is new in this post here, make sure to read that as well, and of course, it also details all the other introduced … [Read more...]

What’s new for vSAN 7.0 U1!?

Advertise here with BSA Every 6-9 months VMware has been pushing out a new feature release of vSAN. After vSphere and vSAN 7.0, which introduced vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSAN File Services, it is now time to share with you what is new for vSAN 7.0 U1. Again it is a feature-packed release, with many “smaller … [Read more...]

Inspecting vSAN File Services share objects

Advertise here with BSA Today I was looking at vSAN File Services a bit more and I had some challenges figuring out the details on the objects associated with a File Share. Somehow I had never noticed this, but fortunately, Cormac pointed it out. In the Virtual Objects section of the UI you have the ability to filter, … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services: Seeing an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS VMs

Advertise here with BSA Last week I had this question around vSAN File Services and an imbalance between protocol stack containers and FS VMs. I personally had witnessed the same thing and wasn’t even sure what to expect. So what does this even mean, an imbalance? Well as I have already explained, every host in a vSAN … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services and the different communication layers

Advertise here with BSA I received a bunch of questions based on my vSAN File Services posts the past couple of days. Most questions were around how the different layers talk to each other, and where vSAN comes in to play in this platform. I understand why, I haven’t discussed this aspect yet, but that is primarily as … [Read more...]

Enabling vSAN File Services in a vSAN cluster larger than 8 hosts

Advertise here with BSA I noticed something over the weekend, and I want to make sure customers do not run in to this problem. If you have more than 8 hosts in your vSAN Cluster and enable vSAN File Services than the H5 client will ask your for more than 8 IP addresses. These IP addresses are used by the protocol stack … [Read more...]

vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been pre-populated below

Advertise here with BSA I have been playing with vSAN File Services a lot the past couple of weeks. I have been configuration and re-configuring it a few times. At some point, I found myself in the situation where when I wanted to enable vSAN File Services and provide new IP details that I received the following error: … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services considerations

Advertise here with BSA I was looking into vSAN File Services this week as I had some customers asking about requirements and constraints. I wanted to list some of the things to understand about vSAN File Service as it is important when you are designing and configuring it. First of all, it is good to have an … [Read more...]