vSAN Stretched Cluster: PFTT and SFTT what happens when a full site fails and multiple hosts fail?

Advertise here with BSAThis question was asked on the VMTN community forum and it is a very valid question. Our documentation explains this scenario, but only to a certain level and it seems to be causing some confusion as we speak. To be honest, it is fairly complex to understand. Internally we had a discussion with … [Read more...]

Confessions of a VMUG Speaker – the prequel #SpeakerFail

Advertise here with BSAOn twitter a question was asked by Casey West if people had “Speaker Fail” stories and I replied to it with my story. I have told this story to some folks but never shared it on my blog, so I figured I would share it. I already wrote an article about speaking at your local VMUG and … [Read more...]

VMworld Call For Papers opened, some tips…

Advertise here with BSAFor the past 8 years or so I have presented at VMworld, I think I have submitted sessions for the past 10 years or so. I probably submitted well over 60 sessions, and I mean “WELL OVER”. Many of course which got rejected. Some for which I understood why they were rejected, others for … [Read more...]

Coming to a VMUG in EMEA near you…

Advertise here with BSAI just came back from the VMUG in Denmark, which was a great event, and I figured I would share what I have planned right now for the upcoming months. I hope to be able to meet many of my readers at one of these events. If you are there, don’t be afraid to stop by and say hi! I am also more … [Read more...]

vSAN Adaptive Resync, what does it do?

Advertise here with BSAI am starting to get some more questions about vSAN Adaptive Resync lately. This was introduced a while back, but is also available in the latest versions of vSAN through vSphere 6.5 Patch 02. As a result various folks have started to look at it and are starting to wonder what it is. Hopefully by … [Read more...]

Happy 10th Birthday Yellow-Bricks.com

Advertise here with BSAJust wanted to share with all of you the fact that this week marks the 10th anniversary of Yellow-Bricks.com. Crazy thinking back about how it all started, and what it turned in to. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment on many of the articles over the years. Those wondering … [Read more...]

Powerpoint for Mac switching resolution?

Advertise here with BSAI’ve had this issue for a long time. Whenever I would open PowerPoint and present using a projector all my diagrams and screenshot would show up fuzzy. Even if I would set up the screen configuration to be optimized for the projector it still would not look great. The funny thing is that I always … [Read more...]

Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level

Advertise here with BSAI was going over some of the VMTN threads and I noticed an issue brought up with Admission Control a while ago. Completely forgot about it until it was brought up again internally. With vSphere 6.5 and vSphere HA there seems to be a problem with some Admission Control Policies. When you for … [Read more...]

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...]

Isolation Address in a 2-node direct connect vSAN environment?

Advertise here with BSAAs most of you know by now, when vSAN is enabled vSphere HA uses the vSAN network for heartbeating. I recently wrote an article about the isolation address and relationship with heartbeat datastores. In the comment section Johann asked what the settings should be for 2-Node Direct Connect with … [Read more...]