Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

Advertise here with BSA This week I have been testing with vSAN File Services and one of the procedures I wanted to run through was scaling out my vSAN File Services cluster. In my case, I have a cluster of 5 hosts and what I want to do is add a host to my vSAN cluster, expand the vSAN Datastore and also grow my vSAN … [Read more...]

Creating a vSAN 7.0 Stretched Cluster

Advertise here with BSA A while ago I wrote this article and created this demo showing the creation of a vSAN Stretched Cluster. I bumped into the article/video today when I was looking for something and figured that it is time to recreate the vSAN Stretched Cluster demo. I recorded it today, using vSphere / vSAN 7, … [Read more...]

vSAN/DRS awareness to be introduced in vSAN/vSphere 7.0!

Advertise here with BSA It was briefly mentioned here, but I figured I would elaborate on this new cool feature for vSAN Stretched Clusters which is DRS Awareness of vSAN Stretched Clusters. So what does this mean? Well, it is fairly straight forward. DRS will take vSAN resync traffic into consideration when the DRS … [Read more...]

Introducing vSAN File Services as part of vSAN 7.0

Advertise here with BSA There was a great article by Cormac talking about vSAN File Services published last week. I had some articles planned, but hadn’t started yet, so when I saw the article I figured I would do something different. No point in rehashing what Cormac has already shared right. I figured I would shoot … [Read more...]

The SDBB (Software Defined Bla Bla)

Last week i was in San Francisco for VMworld 2013. Love […] … [Read more...]

How do you know where an object is located with Virtual SAN?

You must have been wondering the same thing after reading the introduction to Virtual SAN. Last week at VMworld I received many questions on this topic, so I figured it was time for a quick blog post on this matter. How do you know where a storage object resides with Virtual SAN when you are striping across multiple … [Read more...]

Testing vSphere Virtual SAN in your virtual lab with vSphere 5.5

For those who want to start testing the beta of vSphere Virtual SAN in their lab with vSphere 5.5 I figured it would make sense to describe how I created my nested lab. (Do note that performance will be far from optimal) I am not going to describe how to install ESXi nested as there are a billion articles out there … [Read more...]

Startup News Flash part 2

First part of the Startup News Flash was published a couple of weeks ago, and as many things have happened I figured I would publish another. At times I guess I will miss out on a news fact or a new company, if that happens don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your findings/opinion or just a link to what you … [Read more...]

Startup News Flash part 1

I am on PTO this week so have tried to avoid spending time behind my mac/iPhone/iPad, well tried I guess… It is difficult as most of you probaby know and have realized. While on vacation a couple of interesting things happened, hence this Startup New Flash blog post. The primary focus of this article is Startup … [Read more...]

Different tiers of storage in a single Storage DRS datastore cluster?

This question around adding different tiers of storage in a single Storage DRS datastore cluster keeps popping up every once in a while. I can understand where it is coming from as one would think that VM Storage Profiles combined with Storage DRS would allow you to have all types of tiers in one cluster, but then … [Read more...]