Dec 13

vSAN Architecture – Object Storage, Block Storage, and File Storage

A video introduction of VMware software-defined enterprise class storage solution vSAN which powers industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure with a vSphere native high-performance architecture. More information on Hyperconverged Infrastructure(HCI), powered by vSAN is available here: http://bit.ly/HCI_lp

Rating: 5/5


Dec 13

vSAN Disk Groups and Data Storage Architecture: Hybrid or All-Flash

Learn about vSAN disk groups and data storage architecture. Compare the difference between Hybrid and All-Flash solutions, and how each affect performance output. More detailed product information on VMware vSAN is available here: http://bit.ly/vSAN_pp

Rating: 5/5


Dec 13

What Is vSAN – Virtual Storage Area Network?

Video demostrates what vSAN is and most importantly, why vSAN. vSAN is a software-defined storage offering from VMware that enables enterprises to pool their storage capabilities and to instantly and automatically provision virtual machine storage via simple policies that are driven by the virtual machine. More detailed product information on VMware vSAN is available here: http://bit.ly/vSAN_pp

Rating: 5/5


Apr 28

vSAN Deep Dive under 80 minutes

This session covers basic to advance vSAN topic. Watch this video if you to learn basics and few of the advance areas of vSAN.
NOTE: This video is roughly 80 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Mar 15

VSAN 6.2 Architectural Overview

Join me and my special guest Steve Tuomey to discuss the VSAN 6.2 architecture, including hybrid and all flash utilization.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 14

Working with Virtual SAN Storage Policies

This video shows you how to create or modify a Virtual SAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance.

Rating: 5/5


Oct 14

Troubleshooting Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0 failures

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Ramesh B S

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0, which may fail in small Virtual SAN clusters or ROBO/stretched clusters.

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2144944

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0, which may fail in small Virtual SAN clusters or ROBO/stretched clusters.

Attempting an on-disk upgrade in certain VSAN configurations may result in failure. Configurations that can cause these errors are:
– The stretched VSAN Cluster consists of two ESXi Hosts and the Witness Node also called ROBO configuration
– Each Host in the Stretched Cluster contains a single VSAN Disk Group
– A Virtual SAN cluster consists of three normal nodes, with one disk group per node
– A Virtual SAN cluster is very full, preventing the full data migration disk-group decommission mode

During this upgrade, a single point of failure is exposed. Follow all VMware best practices, and your business practices, regarding the backup of important data and virtual machines.

This exposure to additional failure risk is referred to as “reduced redundancy,” and must be manually specified in the Ruby vSphere Console or RVC to allow the upgrade to proceed.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 13

Virtual SAN 6.2 Automated Deployments with PowerCLI

This demonstration showcases the extensible deployment and configuration flexibility of VMware Virtual SAN through the use of command line interface tools such as PowerCLI by automating the creation of all of the necessary artifacts required to successfully prepared and form an 8 node all-flash VMware Virtual cluster with a single PowerCLI script.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 18

VMware Virtual SAN Setup

Virtual SAN is radically simple hyper-converged storage for virtualized environments. This short video demonstrates the simple, two-click installation and easy configuration steps. To download a free evaluation version of VMware Virtual SAN, visit www.vmware.com/virtual-san.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 10

VMware Virtual SAN Overview

VMware Virtual SAN creates end-to-end visibility between the virtual layer and the storage layer. VSAN used a hyper-converged storage architecture, enabling compute and storage resources to be delivered through a common VMware virtualized platform. Best of all, VSAN is easy to scale, and provides the best price to performance. Learn more about VMware Virtual SAN http://www.vmware.com/go/virtual-san.

Rating: 5/5