vSAN File Services and the different communication layers

Advertise here with BSA I received a bunch of questions based on my vSAN File Services posts the past couple of days. Most questions were around how the different layers talk to each other, and where vSAN comes in to play in this platform. I understand why, I haven’t discussed this aspect yet, but that is primarily as … [Read more...]

Enabling vSAN File Services in a vSAN cluster larger than 8 hosts

Advertise here with BSA I noticed something over the weekend, and I want to make sure customers do not run in to this problem. If you have more than 8 hosts in your vSAN Cluster and enable vSAN File Services than the H5 client will ask your for more than 8 IP addresses. These IP addresses are used by the protocol stack … [Read more...]

vSAN FS: Existing domain information has been pre-populated below

Advertise here with BSA I have been playing with vSAN File Services a lot the past couple of weeks. I have been configuration and re-configuring it a few times. At some point, I found myself in the situation where when I wanted to enable vSAN File Services and provide new IP details that I received the following error: … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services considerations

Advertise here with BSA I was looking into vSAN File Services this week as I had some customers asking about requirements and constraints. I wanted to list some of the things to understand about vSAN File Service as it is important when you are designing and configuring it. First of all, it is good to have an … [Read more...]

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...]

Install and Configure vSphere Replication with SRM 8.3 on vSphere 7

Advertise here with BSA I haven’t really done much with vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) in the past years as my main focus has been vSAN. I figured I would get two clusters up and running and install and configure both vSphere Replication as well as SRM on top of vSphere 7. Although the installation … [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 7.0 UI enhancements for vSphere Replication

Advertise here with BSA I have been playing around with vSphere / vSAN 7.0 the past week or so. Today I configured vSphere Replication between two vCenter Server instances with vSphere / vSAN 7.0. I wanted to check out the enhancements that were introduced in the UI. Although they are relatively small enhancements, I … [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...]