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VMware vSphere – Space Reduction Techniques

It doesn't matter if we run vSphere in a home lab, for an SMB or a large enterprise, costs are always a factor into any data center solution. One of the biggest costs for us is storage, we need storage to run our workloads but did you know there are...
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How to provide feedback directly to VMware 1-on-1

Being able to provide feedback to hardware and software vendors is challenging. Most companies will allow you to send in your suggestions or product feedback via an online form or ticket which can work out okay. However, there is nothing better than being able to talk to someone at the...
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vSAN features by version & date

It's sometimes quite difficult to find out when a particular feature was released, or which product version is was fist available in. I've encountered this a few times recently and I have to go through all the release notes to get my answers. While doing this I put together this...
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Win an Amazon Echo with VMware HOL & VMTN

For those who know me, you will know that I do some of the user moderation for the official VMware VMTN forums here: https://communities.vmware.com This month I was asked if I would be interested in moderating a new forum, the vSAN 6.6 Challenge Lab https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/challenge-lab/vsan/overview So what is this all about? The...
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vSAN vs Traditional Storage Array

I've been putting notes together for a while with regards to vSAN and how it differs from Traditional Storage Arrays. Naturally, the choice between the two depends on your requirements but it's becoming obvious that the use cases for vSAN are growing on every release. Here are my quick overview...
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VMware Products End of General Support 2017

The following notable VMware products will reach end of general support in 2017. This generally means that you will no longer be able to log service requests, receive updates, upgrades, bug or security fixes. Access to the general VMware knowledgebase and VMTN forums will still be available. Product End of General...
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VMware vSAN 6.5 & iSCSI Targets

It's true that VMware vSAN is getting more feature rich on each release. One interesting new feature of vSAN 6.5 is the iSCSI target service. In a nutshell you can now create iSCSI targets and LUNs on vSAN storage and present them to servers external to the vSAN cluster. Note...
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vSphere 6.5 Videos

vSphere 6.5 went GA on the 15th November 2016. Here are my videos covering basic installation to some of the more advanced topics. I'll be adding more as time permits. VMware vSAN 6.5 iSCSI Configuration https://youtu.be/8H_FNfyka7k VMware vSphere VCSA 6 5 High Availability (vCenter High Availability) Install and failover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulJU_hSs0eM&index=6&list=PLu-PYOxDwy0PGzkKTGROYQeGVw7KHfAOI Windows vCenter Server...
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How to see where VM data / objects are located on VSAN

Once you've deployed VSAN and built a couple of VMs, you might create a few Virtual Machine Storage Policies but then wonder where exactly are those VM objects located? Let's say you create a VM and use a Storage Policy with Failures To Tolerate (FTT) set to 1. You may wonder on which...
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