Understanding Adaptive Resync in VMware vSAN 6.7

Introduction to Adaptive Resync Consistent Performance delivery along with data resiliency are two key tenet for an enterprise storage solution. If case of host / disk failure few of the components of the Virtual Machine might get non-complaint because of the the missing data. To make the impacted Virtual Machine complaint with their policy vSAN …

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, RAID-1, RAID-5, RAID-6 can be utilized with …

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 …

VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker

VMware Labs recently released a new fling VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker to verify if the installed hardware components are on the HCL list. It also verify if a storage controller on a server is on VMware HCL. You can download the fling from here. System Requirements Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2012 Browser: …

Deploying VSAN 6.1 Stretched Cluster

In VMware Virtual SAN 6.1, VMware introduced a new feature called VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster with specific configuration implemented in environments where disaster / downtime avoidance is a key requirement. In VSAN Stretched cluster user deploy 2 active / active sites with equal number of hosts along with a witness host deployed in third …

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 …

VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 available

VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 available VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 released recently is supported for the latest release of VSAN, 6.1, as of this management pack officially. Management pack is available to download VMware Solution Exchange website. Installing VSAN vROPS Management Pack Login to vROPS using the credentials having appropriate rights to …

Deploying VSAN Cluster Step by Step

Deploying VMware Virtual SAN Cluster VMware Virtual SAN Cluster should certain requirements before deploying in production environment. VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Requirements Login to VMWare Web Client Navigate to Cluster settings and click on General under Virtual SAN. Click on Edit   Check “Turn ON Virtual SAN”. Select Automatic or Manual mode for Adding disk …