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  • vSAN Architecture Components February 26, 2019
    We are going to discuss vSAN architecture components in this post. Generally, vSAN is easy to work with using management tools like vSphere client, Ruby Console or Web client and it simplifies administrative tasks greatly. This where it is important from troubleshooting point of view to know how things work under the hood. vSAN operations […]
    Abhijeet Deshmukh
  • vROPS 6.6 architecture components January 8, 2019
    In vROPS 6.0, new platform design was introduced by VMware to meet below listed goals.Treat all solutions equally and manage both VMware and third party solutions.Highly scalable platform with minimal reconfigurations and redesign requirementsMonitoring solution with native high availabilityFollowing diagram shows components of vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.Let's talk about each of these components in detail.Watchdog:It […]
    Abhijeet Deshmukh
  • vSAN 6.x Cluster designs and considerations December 29, 2018
    vSAN is available to customers in two flavours as listed below.Hybrid: Hybrid vSAN is implemented using combination of SSD (as Cache) and HDD (as Capacity device)Image: VMwareAll Flash: All flash uses only SSDs (for Cache as well as Capacity device) for implementing vSAN.Image: VMwareHybrid vSAN was inducted in vSphere 5.5 onwards whereas All-Flash was inducted […]
    Abhijeet Deshmukh
  • vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 native monitoring using vROPS within vCenter December 28, 2018
    vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 now includes vRealize Operations within vCenter that provides monitoring capabilities natively in the HTML5 “Clarity” based vSphere client. This new feature allows vSphere customers to see a subset of intelligence offered up by vRealize Operations (vROPS) through a single vCenter user interface. Light-weight purpose-built dashboards are included for both vSphere and […]
    Abhijeet Deshmukh
  • What is TRIM/UNMAP in vSAN 6.7? December 25, 2018
    Before we talk about vSAN Trim//Unmap, let's do quick recap about thin and thick provisioning. In this example below, VM1 is thick provisioned and VM2 is thin provisioned. VM1 was allocated 40 GB as disk space at the time of creation. Since it is thick provisioned, entire 40 GB space is occupied by VM1 from […]
    Abhijeet Deshmukh