Using HCI Mesh with a stand-alone vSphere host?

Last week at the French VMUG we received a great question. The question was whether you can use HCI Mesh (datastore sharing) with a stand-alone vSphere Host. The answer is simple, no you cannot. VMware does not support enabling vSAN, and HCI Mesh, on a single stand-alone host. However, if you still want to mount a vSAN … [Read more...]

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...]

What if the disk controller driver included in my vendor’s ESXi image is not on the vSAN HCL?

Sometimes unfortunately there are situations where a vendor’s ESXi image includes a disk controller driver that is not on the vSAN HCL/VCG (VMware Compatibility Guide). Typically it is a new version of the driver which is supported for vSphere, but not yet for vSAN. In that situation, what should you do? So far … [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...]

NetApp HCI: Hyper Converged or Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure?

NetApp Hyper Converged or Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure – What Might The Future Hold? from Gestalt IT on Vimeo. It is incredible that it already more than a year since my last post here at VDIcloud, and it’s even worse that I promised more content but never delivered. So let’s give it another try, and where … [Read more...]

Nutanix is innovating at the speed of Cloud (#vRetreat)

I remember back in November 2012 at Virtualization Field Day 2 where Nutanix was presenting for the first time at a Field Day. Dheeraj Pandey, CEO and co-founder gave us a quick introduction to Nutanix. The company was only 2,5 years old back then and they has released their first Hyper Converged block in the […] … [Read more...]

The Elastifile Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Tuesday 18 april 2017, Patrick van Helden, Director of Solution Architecture at Elastifile was at Metis IT to tell about Elastifile. We had the chance to try a real-life deployment of the Elastifile software. Elastifile is a relative new name in the storage area. Since this month, the company is out of stealth and has … [Read more...]

Howto: Bitdefender GravityZone on Nutanix AHV

This is a quick reference for running the Bitdefender GravityZone Enterprise control center virtual appliance on Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor). The Bitdefender GravityZone appliance can run on several different hypervisors, different formats are available for download. Depending on the type of hypervisor you … [Read more...]