Interestingly, today a colleague of mine asked me this question. He wanted to know what would happen to vCenter if it was situated on a site that went offline unexpectedly in a Stretched Cluster setup. The answer to this is pretty obvious- vSphere HA would restart all the Virtual Machines from the offline site to … Continue reading What happens when vCenter on a site fails in a Stretched Cluster Configuration?
One of the questions I get asked very frequently when talking to customers revolves around the differences between VxRail and vSAN ReadyNodes. Just to lay it out flatly, VxRail is an appliance that is jointly developed by Dell EMC and VMware. This appliance delivers a complete Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) experience for customers where components like … Continue reading Difference between VxRail and vSAN ReadyNodes
Every year, VMware holds a large-scale get together event with partners and customers. This event is held across the world and for some people who are new to VMware, this event is called vFORUM. This event is not just a typical IT conference- this event bridges both VMware and Industry experts together to share their … Continue reading vForum Singapore Experience
So today I took awhile to sort out some FT-related questions. Some questions asked are... what does the 8 vCPU mean when someone purchases the vSphere Enterprise +? Does it mean the primary VM can be configured 8 vCPUs or does it mean both the Primary and the Secondary must be configured to a total … Continue reading Fault-Tolerance Clarifications
For those who are not aware, vSphere Distributed Switch (or abbreviated as vDS) is included as part of the vSphere Enterprise Plus edition license. What exactly is a vDS? In some sense, the vSphere Distributed Switch is pretty similar to a vSphere Standard Switch (vSS). It provides the connectivity between your virtual machines and … Continue reading Why vSphere Distributed Switch on vSAN?
As mentioned in my previous vSAN post here, I talked about how important Storage Policies are when it comes to vSAN. Storage Policy-based Management, or SPBM for short is the secret sauce that binds everything together in vSAN today. With this, you will not need to go through the very manual and inefficient way … Continue reading Introduction to vSAN Storage Policies
Lately, I have been having a lot of discussions that revolves around VMware's vCenter Server. Side Note: For those people out there who are not too familiar with vCenter, vCenter is VMware's unified management tool that helps virtualization admins to manage and monitor their vSphere environments centrally. A lot of customers are confused about the … Continue reading About vCenter Licensing