Doing maintenance on a Two-Node (Direct Connect) vSAN configuration

Advertise here with BSAI was talking to a partner and customer last week at a VMUG. They were running a two node (direct connect) vSAN configuration and had some issues during maintenance which were, to them, not easy to explain. What they did is they placed the host which was in the “preferred fault … [Read more...]

4 is the minimum number of hosts for VSAN if you ask me

What is the minimum number of hosts for VSAN? This is one of those discussions which is difficult… I mean, what is the minimum number of hosts for vSphere HA for instance. If you ask anyone that question then most people will say: the minimum number for HA is 2. However, when you think about why you are using … [Read more...]

Perform ESXi host maintenance on a VMware Horizon View floating desktop pool

When you need to perform maintenance (planned downtime) on an ESXi host which is part of a floating pool the following steps can be be taken: These steps are only required when using local storage for the linked clones! In the VMware Horizon View Administrator, edit the pool and uncheck the datastore for the host on … [Read more...]