VIB requires VSAN 6.0.0-2.34 but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile

Today I tried to upgrade my ESXi hosts to ESXi 6.0 Update 2. Since it is just a home lab booted from USB and I don’t use update manager, the easiest way for me is to update using the downloaded ZIP bundle. In my SSH session I ran: esxcli software vib update … [Read more...]

Batch file to start VSAN Observer on Windows vCenter Server

After reading the blog article by Erik Bussink on how to use the VSAN Observer software on a Windows vCenter Server, I quickly got annoyed by manually having to start the Ruby rvc script and the VSAN Observer every time I created a little batch file that can be put on your desktop to launch the VSAN Observer Just enter … [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...]

vSphere 5.5 VSAN, Introducing Your New Storage Vendor VMware

The best VMworld 2013 announcement for me has to be the new vSphere Virtual SAN (VSAN). I think this new vSphere feature will change the hyper-converged and storage market FOREVER. VMware created distributed storage on the VMkernel layer. Your right… NO Storage Appliance VM needed per ESXi host. This storage service … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash

I’ve been in the VMware Early Access program for Bloggers and the vSphere beta so I have been familiar with all the new 5.5 features for a while. I have tried to write a very short version of what’s new. More details will come today in separate blog posts. vSphere 5.5 Platform Features Summary vSphere […] This … [Read more...]