Single socket vSAN ready node AMD EPYC Rome on the VCG!

Advertise here with BSA Yesterday I tweeted something and I want to reiterate it to make sure that those who are just following the blog, and not my twitter account, also are aware. On the vSAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) there were already a number of single-socket servers, but most of these were limited in terms of … [Read more...]

Runecast Analyzer makes hardware checking against the VMware HCL easy

Runecast Analyzer is a tool that helps VMware administrators to proactive manage there vSphere environment. It discovers potential risks in the VMware environment before they can cause a major outage. It uses best practices, security hardening guides (VMware, DISA STIG, PCI-DSS v3.2.1 and HIPAA) and known issues found … [Read more...]

Startup update: Runecast

Advertise here with BSAA while ago I introduced Runecast on my blog. I have known these guys for a while and this week I had to pleasure to be briefed on their new release: Runecast 1.7. The big ticket item in this release for sure it the vSAN Support. You may ask yourself why you would need Runecast when you have … [Read more...]

Check your VSAN disk controllers against the HCL with PowerCLI

Advertise here with BSAEvery now and then customers ask if it is possible to check if disk controllers are on the VSAN HCL for a given set of hosts through PowerCLI. Alan Renouf figured he would knock something out, thanks Alan for sharing! (Next up would be validate drivers and firmware of all components, thanks!) … [Read more...]

Selecting a disk controller for VSAN using the HCL

As this was completely unclear to me as well and I started a thread on it on our internal social platform I figured I would share this with you. When you go through the exercise of selecting a disk controller for VSAN using the VMware Compatibility Guide ( you will see that there are 4 … [Read more...]

The Compatibility Guides are now updated with VSAN and vFlash info!

For those wanting to play with Virtual SAN (VSAN) and vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC / vFlash), the compatibility guides are being updated at the moment. Hit the following URL to find out what is currently supported and what not: For vSphere Flash Read Cache: Select “VMware … [Read more...]