What happens when vCenter on a site fails in a Stretched Cluster Configuration?

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 …

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Difference between VxRail and vSAN ReadyNodes

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 …

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Why vSphere Distributed Switch on vSAN?

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 …

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