VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

In the final part of this series covering vSAN I’ll cover some of the features available to monitor capacity, performance and the health of the vSAN cluster.

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VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

This post will look at what data reduction features are available with vSAN and how this can reduce the total amount of storage required. 

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VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

So far I’ve covered the various methods vSAN uses to protect data within a cluster and even across sites. In this post I will look at how vSAN handles failures and the processes involved to recover data to ensure the virtual machines redundancy requirements are met.

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VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 4 - Fault Domains and Stretched Clusters]

VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 4 - Fault Domains and Stretched Clusters]

In part 3 I discussed how vSAN protects data using at the software layer within the boundaries of a cluster.

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

This post will cover vSAN architecture at a high level along with network recommendations and requirements to support vSAN. Finally, I’ll cover some of the hardware recommendations to ensure a vSAN deployment is successful.

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VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 1 - Introducing and licensing]

VMware vSAN - A closer Look [Part 1 - Introducing and licensing]

Whilst many of our customers have a good high-level understanding of vSAN this series of blog posts will cover some of the concepts in further detail and hopefully help answer some of the typical questions I get asked.

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How to refresh your data centre: a definitive guide

How to refresh your data centre: a definitive guide

Replacing a traditional infrastructure with a hyper-converged solution can save you time and money. Not only that, it can make it easier to expand your data centre in the future and support emerging ways of working.

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Reflecting on the Dell TechSummit EMEA 2016

Reflecting on the Dell TechSummit EMEA 2016

Over the past week, I have spent 3 days in Barcelona at the Dell Internal and Channel Partners Technical Summit. The Tech Summit represents an opportunity for all of Dell's Technical sales force (Channel and Direct) to be united in learning the length and breadth of Dell's portfolio and understanding the direction of the industry alongside Dell's strategy. Over the three days, we got to hear from leaders within Dell, who were fully articulating the trends they are seeing within the industry. 

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