Part 2: Is VSA the future of Software Defined Storage? (Customer use case)

Advertise here with BSA About 6.5 years ago I wrote this blog post around the future of Software-Defined Storage and if the VSA (virtual storage appliance) is the future for it. Last week at VMworld a customer reminded me of this article. Not because they read the article and pointed me back at it, but because they … [Read more...]

Project nanoEDGE aka tiny vSphere/vSAN supported configurations!

Advertise here with BSA A few weeks ago VMware announced Project nanoEDGE on their blog virtual blocks. I had a whole bunch of questions the following days from customers and partners interested in understanding what it is and what it does. I personally prefer to call project nanoEDGE “a recipe”. In the … [Read more...]

2 node direct connect vSAN and error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address”

Advertise here with BSA I’ve had this question over a dozen times now, so I figured I would add a quick pointer to my blog. What is causing the error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address” to pop up on a 2-node direct connect vSAN cluster? The answer is simple, when you have … [Read more...]

My recommended sessions for VMworld Europe 2019!

Advertise here with BSA I created a list of recommended sessions for VMworld US, so I figured I would do the same for VMworld Europe. I am limiting it to 15 sessions for Europe and removed some of the sessions I had listed for the US and added some others for EMEA. I personally have 2 sessions scheduled at the moment, … [Read more...]

Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3

Advertise here with BSA I just wanted to do a short post before the weekend, in vSAN 6.7 U3 there’s a great capacity overview screen. It shows a couple of things, first of all it provides a simple bar that shows “data written”, “reserved space” and “free space”. The second … [Read more...]

Can you move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server?

Advertise here with BSA I noticed a question today on one of our internal social platforms, the question was if you can move a vSAN Stretched Cluster to a different vCenter Server. I can be short, I tested it and the answer is yes! How do you do it? Well, we have a great KB that actually documents the process for a … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: VMware Cloud Foundation (#HBI1432BUR)

Advertise here with BSA At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about VMware Cloud Foundation, which was session HBI1432BUR. For … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: HCI Present and Futures (#HCI2733BU)

Advertise here with BSA At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about HCI / vSAN futures, which was session HCI2733BU. For … [Read more...]

VMworld Session Summary: #HCI1207BU HCI Management: Current and Future

Advertise here with BSAI wasn’t able to sit in this session in person, but fortunately, the recording was out within a day. This session has been one of my favorite vSAN related sessions in the past couple of years, and it definitely is one of my fav. sessions this year. Again presented by Christian Dickmann and … [Read more...]

Runecast Analyzer 3.0!

Advertise here with BSAThis week I had a brief conversation with the folks from Runecast. I have been following them since day 1 and they have made a big impression on me from the start. During the conversation the Runecast folks shared with me that Runecast Analyzer 3.0 was going to be announced today and they gave a … [Read more...]