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 dedicated witness host is required. As the …

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 not completely failed but can show inconsistent …

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 think when you can provide access to …