Browsing Posts tagged VSAN

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people are looking to the Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) but they don’t understand all the different terms and how are related to other platform. Considering that VMware is still the leader for the on-prem virtual vinfrastructure, I try to build a table that match VMware terms in Nutanix terms.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSAN has become a reliable solution with a good and usable HTML5 GUI. But sometimes you have have some issues in object health with the result of some inaccessible vSAN objects.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, VMware has announced the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3, that means, of course, also the new vSAN 6.7 Update 3 (vSAN is totally integrated in vSphere code). Unfortunately, has happened in past, this is just a product announce, without provide the code of it and the date of General Availability (GA) release date (but I guess will be on VMworld US 2019). I usually prefer talk about what exist now and see the release notes. The products are now GA and, most important the hardware compatibility and the software interoperability matrix have […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSAN does not need anymore an introduction: is the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution from VMware integrated in the ESXi kernel… and is growing more and more in the last years and more more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. There are different way to implement a vSAN solution and one common approach remain to build yourself using vSAN Ready Nodes or certified hardware components.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VMware vSAN release catalog provides critical information to vSAN build recommendation engine. It will be updated when there are new releases or critical patches and, of course, it’s very important to keep the local copy up-to-date. The vSAN health check feature, will periodically ensure that the local copy of vSAN release catalog is up-to-date.

Reading Time: 2 minutes With VMware vSAN you can use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to update all the software part, but it can also be useful to manage some hardware related updates. Usually you have to check BIOS version (for example for Spectre and Meltdown bugs), but also the other firmware.

Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware vSAN is a powerful hyperconverged solution, but sometimes still lack of some information or usability. In most cases the health engine is working well and automatically, but in other case it needs your attention and manual operation. One example is the vSAN Disk Balance alarm that sometimes happen in your cluster and bring your healt status no more “green”. This warning just indicate that that the cluster is imbalanced and there are disks that are high on space usage while others are very low, that potentially can make your cluster no more optimal.

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