VMware vSAN Witness Appliance Requirements

Introduction to vSAN Witness Appliance As SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter) offerings from VMware are continuing to mature with Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware announced two new great features i.e vSAN Stretched Cluster and 2 – Node vSAN Cluster. In a stretched or 2-node cluster, to maintain the quorum, a...
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Understanding Degraded Device Handling in VMware VSAN

Degraded Device Handling in VMware VSAN As the name suggest Degraded Device Handling (DDH) or Dying Disk Handling is an unhealthy drive detection method  help VMware VSAN customers to avoid cluster performance degradation due to an unhealthy drive. There can be a situation where the drive part of VSAN is...
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Deploying Unified Access Gateway using vSphere Web Client

Introduction In the previous post, we discussed an overview of Unified Access Gateway. In this post, I will be deploying a VMware Unified Access Gateway (UAG) appliance to give the end-user access to entitled Virtual Desktop / Remote Hosted applications over an insecure network like the internet. You might...
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Configuring ISCSI Target using VSAN 6.5

Introduction to ISCSI Target using VSAN 6.5 With VMWare vSphere 6.5 release, VSAN 6.5 also extended workload support to physical servers using ISCSI Target Service. iSCSI targets on VSAN are managed the same as other objects with Storage Policy Based Management. vSAN functionality such as deduplication, compression, mirroring, and erasure coding,...
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The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere…

The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN encryption The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere… More and more people are starting to ask me what the difference is between VMCrypt aka VM Encryption and the beta feature we announced not to long ago called vSAN...
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Connecting a VPN between AWS and VMware NSX

Connecting a VPN between AWS and VMware NSX – VMGuru Connecting a VPN between AWS and VMware NSX Amazon Web Services has a few ways of giving you connectivity: internet, Direct Connect (a physical line) and VPN. While AWS has a ton of examples for firewall/VPN vendors, there...
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vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New…

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New Rundown vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New… During VMworld Barcelona 2016, VMware announced vSphere 6.5. With lots of new features and updates, this is one of the biggest vSphere releases we have had in a while. VMware Social Media Advocacy
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