Using HA VM Component Protection in a mixed environment

Advertise here with BSAI have some customers who are running both traditional storage and vSAN in the same environment. As most of you are aware, vSAN and VMCP do not go together at this point. So what does that mean for traditional storage, as in with traditional storage for certain storage failure scenarios you can … [Read more...]

Disable “Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL” in a vMSC environment!

Last week I tweeted the recommendation to disable the advanced setting Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL in a vSphere 5.5 vMSC environment: If you are upgrading to 5.5 in a vMSC environment, please for now set “Disk.AutoremoveOnPDL” to “0”. So that it is disabled. — Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) October 28, 2013 Based on this … [Read more...]

Change in Permanent Device Loss (PDL) behavior for vSphere 5.1 and up?

Yesterday someone asked me a question on twitter about a whitepaper by EMC on stretched clusters and Permanent Device Loss (PDL) behavior. For those who don’t know what a PDL is, make sure to read this article first.  This EMC whitepaper states the following on page 40: Note: In a full WAN partition that includes … [Read more...]