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Turbocharge your HCI Career with the vSAN Specialist Badge

Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the fastest growing areas in IT, and VMware vSAN is the fastest growing solution in HCI. With an 8000+ customer base that&#rsquo;s expanding everyday like wild fire, there is tremendous appetite for knowledge learning by IT professionals in the customer, partner, sales and service communities. It is with

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things

“Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just over a week away we thought it would be

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New vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide now available

With the release of vSAN 6.6.1 or vSphere 6.5 U1 we have put together a new upgrade document to assist you with upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1 from previous releases. The guide provides prescriptive guidance and clarity on vSAN upgrade steps. it also includes step by step guide for new vSAN and vSphere Update Manager integrations.

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 54: vSAN Stretched Cluster

One of the most distinguishing features of VMware vSAN is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. Stretched clusters allow vSAN customers to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. This provides high availability and protection against a single site failure. Not a new concept with traditional storage…. or is

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What to expect from HCIBench 1.6.2

You may have noticed that we just had vSphere 6.5 update 1 released. In this release, VMware has introduced a new feature called vSAN Performance Diagnostics. This feature allows you to customize a certain time range in the past, select a goal from &#rsquo;Max IOPS&#rdquo;, &#rsquo;Max Throughput&#rdquo; and &#rsquo;Min Latency&#rdquo;, and click Show results button,

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vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration

&#rsquo;Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.&#rdquo; - Clare Booth Luce. This is a timeless idea that could not be more true when it comes to software design. It&#rsquo;s one of the reasons why so many IT organizations are looking to replace complex infrastructures requiring the expertise of storage, networking and compute professionals with HCI solutions like

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 52: Understanding vSAN Encryption

For many IT organizations security is top of mind. VMware introduced advanced security for the modern data center with the release of vSphere 6.5, and are now extending security to vSAN with the industry&#rsquo;s first native HCI security solution, vSAN Encryption. So how does this differ from VM encryption in vSphere 6.5? This week Aaron

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 51: vSAN ReadyLabs

One of the key reasons Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by VMware vSAN is so successful with customers is that it gives them the choice of a wide range of supported hardware platforms and choice of the latest technologies—both of which do not simply happen by chance. This week wespoke with two key members of

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 50: vSAN Off-Road

vSAN ReadyNode provides the most flexible hardware options to build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure based on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. However, occasionally we get the question about vSAN designs that are slightly outside the standard vSAN ReadyNode configuration. This week we invite VMware SE Manager James LeFort to go off-road with us and share some of the

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 49: Host Resources Deep Dive

The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts, This book was written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources. This week we discuss this new book with

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