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Highlights of New Features and Improvements in…

Highlights of New Features and Improvements in vSphere 7/vSAN 7/NSX-T 3 for High Performance Computing and Machine Learning

Highlights of New Features and Improvements in…

vSphere 7.0 is the biggest release of vSphere in over a decade, with a completely new design to power modernization of both infrastructure and applications. The headline news is that vSphere now support Kubernetes natively, so that you can run VMs and containers on the same platform. In addition, the new release of vSphere 7.0 The post Highlights of New Features and Improvements in vSphere 7/vSAN 7/NSX-T 3 for High Performance Computing and Machine Learning appeared first on Virtualize…Read More


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Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a…

Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a vSAN Cluster?

Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a…

vSAN 6.7 U3 introduced a new method for automatically rebalancing data in a vSAN cluster. Some customers have found it curious that this feature is disabled by default in 6.7 U3 as well as vSAN 7. Should it be enabled in a VCF or vSAN environment, and if so, why is it disabled by default? The post Should Automatic Rebalancing be Enabled in a vSAN Cluster? appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

Scaling out your vSAN File Services Cluster

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 […]


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Upgrade to VMware vCenter 7, vSphere 7, and vSAN 7

Upgrade to VMware vCenter 7, vSphere 7, and vSAN 7

Upgrade to VMware vCenter 7, vSphere 7, and vSAN 7

VMware just released vCenter 7, vSphere 7, and vSAN 7 to the public, introducing long-awaited features such as Kubernetes integration, Improved DRS, Lifecycle Manager, intrinsic security, and hybrid cloud services. In this post I am going to walk…


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vSAN 7 is Generally Available

vSAN 7 is Generally Available

vSAN 7 is Generally Available

vSAN is the cornerstone for VMware Cloud Foundation that provides the best-in-class platform for running any workload on-premises or in the cloud. vSAN 7 accelerates data center modernization and makes it easy to standardize on a single storage operational model with three new capabilities: simpler lifecycle management, integrated file services, and enhanced cloud-native storage. vSphere Lifecycle Manager The post vSAN 7 is Generally Available appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Read-Write-Many Persistent Volumes with vSAN 7…

Read-Write-Many Persistent Volumes with vSAN 7 File Services

Read-Write-Many Persistent Volumes with vSAN 7…

A few weeks back, just after the vSphere 7.0 launch event, I wrote an article about Native File Services in vSAN 7.0. I had a few questions asking why we decided on NFS support in this initial release, and not something like SMB or some other protocol. The reason is quite straight-forward. We are positioning vSAN as a platform for both traditional virtual machine workloads and newer containerized workloads. We chose NFS to address a storage requirement in Kubernetes, namely a way to share…Read More


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