Oct 17

vRealize Network Insight 5.0 Release – Deep Dive

Network Insight version 5.0 has just been released and it’s one of the biggest releases ever. Including Branch visibility using SD-WAN and the Azure Public Cloud support, this video gives you a deep dive into these, but also all the other new features in version 5.0. Strap in for a 60-minute overview.

NOTE: This video is roughly 55 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

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Jul 17

Considerations about the vSAN License


When you prepare your cluster for vSAN, review the requirements of the vSAN license.

  • Make sure that you obtained a valid license for full host configuration control in the cluster. The license should be different from the one that you used for evaluation purposes.
  • After the license or the evaluation period of a vSAN expires, you can continue to use the current configuration of vSAN resources. However, you cannot add capacity to a disk group or create disk groups.
  • If the cluster consists of all-flash disk groups, verify that the all-flash feature is available under your license.
  • If the vSAN cluster uses advanced features such as deduplication and compression or stretched cluster, verify that the feature is available under your license.
  • Consider the CPU capacity of the vSAN license across the cluster when adding and removing hosts to the cluster.

vSAN licenses have per CPU capacity. When you assign a vSAN license to a cluster, the amount of license capacity used is equal to the total number of CPUs on the hosts that participate in the cluster.
For more information about vSAN licensing editions and potential licensing scenarios, see the VMware VSAN 6.7 U3 Licensing Guide

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May 05

Tips and tricks on Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) for managing Virtual SAN environment

Continuing with our KBTV Webinar Series, in this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn some great tips and tricks you can use in Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) for managing a Virtual SAN environment. Covered in this video demonstration are various commands that can be used within Ruby vSphere Console (RVC), including:
“vsan.disks_stats” Useful for capacity planning, management of disk groups and monitoring the health of physical disks
“vsan.check_state” Useful for troubleshooting data unavailability situations and understanding object health in the VSAN cluster
“vsan.resync_dashboard” Useful for visibility into data resync when changing storage policies
“vsan.whatif_host_failures” Useful for capacity planning on future VSAN nodes and understanding VSAN’s ability to tolerate node failures.

Rating: 5/5

May 03

Troubleshooting Tips for vSAN

This video was live streamed from the Education & Certification Lounge at VMworld 2017.

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May 03

How to capture performance statistics using vSAN Observer for VMware vSAN

This video tutorial demonstrates and shows how to capture performance statistics using vSAN Observer for VMware Virtual SAN. For additional information see VMware Knowledge Base article 2064240 at https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2064240
While watching this video you will see the necessary steps to launch, collect and display Virtual SAN Observer (vSAN Observer) performance charts and information for VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN). VSAN Observer is designed to capture performance statistics for a Virtual SAN Cluster and provide access through a web browser and capture the statistics for customer use or for VMware Technical Support.

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Jan 06

Scripted ESXi Installation

Scripted installation is an efficient way to provision multiple ESXi host. This video explains how to use a kickstart file to install or upgrade ESXi. Both Shift-O invocation and PXE boot are supported.

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Jan 05

Creating Reports with PowerCLI

In this video, Senior Product Manager Alan Renouf covers some of the concepts of reporting using PowerCLI and gives you examples of reports that can help you manage your vSphere and vCloud environments.

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Jan 04

Using PowerCLI to configure hosts

Kyle Ruddy covers examples of adding a host to a vCenter Server system, setting the host to be in maintenance mode, licensing the host, adding an NTP server, setting up the networking and adding datastores to the host.

Rating: 5/5

Dec 14

VMware PKS Overview

This animation video gives an overview of VMware PKS. To learn more about VMware PKS, visit: VMware PKS

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Dec 10

VMware Architectural PKS Overview

VMware Product Manager Merlin Glynn provides an architectural overview of VMware PKS. PKS delivers enterprise grade Kubernetes with complete automation, backed by vSphere data center resources as well as public cloud services, to enable modern public cloud application development and delivery in the the Private Cloud. For more information, visit: VMware PKS – Deploy, run and manage Kubernetes for production.

Rating: 5/5