Health and Performance Monitoring Service in VSAN 6.2

Being a VSAN administrator we generally use VSAN observer while troubleshooting VSAN Performance issues. VSAN observer was first introduced in 5.5 U1 GA and is a part of Ruby vSphere console ( RVC )  tool an interactive command line shell for vSphere management. VSAN observer allows to dig deep into VSAN’s performance, see the IOPS, …

Deploy two Node VSAN Cluster using VSAN Configuration Wizard – VSAN 6.2

With VSAN 6.2, VMware simplified the process of deploying VSAN Stretched and VSAN two host cluster. VSAN Stretched cluster allows to protect virtual machines across data centers where as 2-node VSAN is an excellent solution for remote office / branch office (ROBO) configuration. In both the scenarios, a dedicated witness host is required. Virtual SAN …

Deploy VSAN Cluster using VSAN Configuration Wizard – VSAN 6.2

VMware announced VSAN 6.2 with vSphere 6.0 Update 2. With VSAN 6.2 VMware simplified the configuration of VSAN Cluster using VSAN Configuration wizard. Using VSAN Configuration Wizard VSAN Cluster can be deployed in few clicks.  Configuration wizard will check all the necessary configuration related to network and disk and prompt in case of any issues. …

Virtual SAN 6.2 released with vSphere 6.0 U2

With the release of vSphere 6.0 U2, VMware release VSAN 6.2. Virtual SAN 6.2 introduces the following new features and enhancements : Deduplication and compression. Virtual SAN 6.2 supports deduplication and compression to eliminate duplicate data. This technique reduces the total storage space required to meet your needs. When you enable deduplication and compression on …

Deploying EMC vVNX Community Edition

Virtual VNX (vVNX) is a software stack that provides many VNX features. vVNX Community Edition is a freely downloadable  virtual storage appliance (VSA), that can be downloaded onto ESX 5 or 6 servers, to run a software-defined unified VNX array. Once installed, you can leverage the vVNX vApp to provide storage services and apply VMware-based …

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Part 3 – Installation

In previous articles articles VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Part 2, we  discussed on pre-request for installing VMware Site Recovery Manager. In this article we will installing VMware Site Recovery Manager. Lab Environment  Site – A Platform Service Controller & vCenter –> vc-site-a.virtualxpress.in ( 192.168.109.250 ) SRM Server  –> srmsvr-site-a.virtualxpress.in ( 192.168.109.201 ) Site …

Configuring SANSymphony – V10 Storage

While working on preparing Lab for Site Recovery manager, I was looking for a storage solution supported by VMware Site Recovery Manager. SANsymphony-V10 is a 10th generation Software-defined Storage solution for centralized SANs and Cloud storage. The SANsymphony-V software runs on standard x86 servers, providing one set of common storage services across all storage devices. …

Create All Flash VSAN Cluster

Introduction VMware Virtual SAN software provides the software-defined storage tier for VMware vSphere environments. VMware Virtual SAN is a hyper visor converged storage solution that creates a flash optimized, highly resilient shared data-store.  Being embedded within the VMware ESXi kernel, Virtual SAN lowers costs and offers performance similar to traditional SANs, virtual appliances, or external …

Step by Step to deploy 2-node VSAN Cluster

With Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware announced two new features. The first of these is VSAN Stretched cluster and the second is 2-node VSAN. VSAN Stretched cluster allows to protect virtual machines across data centers where as 2-node VSAN is an excellent solution for remote office / branch office (ROBO) configuration. In both the scenarios, a …