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vSAN 7 Update 1 FastBoot – Feature Walkthrough

vSAN hosts reboots when compared to regular ESXi hosts generally take longer due to its log structured system to capture and track all the modifications occurring at the write buffer / Cache Disks, vSAN...

HCI Mesh™ -Feature Walkthrough

HCI Mesh™ is one of the new feature that is introduced with vSAN 7 Update 1 release. HCI Mesh™ provides disaggregation of compute and storage by allowing vSAN customers to share vSAN datastores between...

Shared Witness – Feature walkthrough

vSAN 7 Update 1 now gives us high efficiency to this two node “Shared Witness” topology by allowing vSAN administrators to use a single shared witness for up to 64 two node vSAN clusters...

IOInsight vSAN 7.0 U1 – Feature walkthrough

This blog article is a feature walkthrough on “vSAN 7 Update1 IOInsight” and understand how this can help us to approach/investigate performance related issues on VMs running on vSAN. IOinsight has been available in...

Technical Overview – vSAN 7 Update 1

vSAN 7.0 U1/ vSAN 7 Update1 is one of the biggest release for vSAN in last couple of years, there is a long list of new features that are added/released with this version. This...

vSAN 7 U1 Compression-Only – Feature Walkthrough

In this blog article we will look at the vSAN 7 U1 Compression-Only feature ,its benefits and how it fares with other space saving features on the previous releases of vSAN. I have been...

How to upgrade to VxRail™ 7.0

In this blog you will see how we upgrade your VxRail™ cluster to version 7.0.x. The pre-requisites and approach to upgrade to VxRAIL 7.0.x has quite few changes when compared to previous versions/releases. Note:...

WSFC with Native Shared Disks on vSAN

With introduction of vSAN 6.7 U3 / vSphere 6.7 U3 we now have native support for SCSI-3 Persistent reservation on vSAN objects. This means that we no longer need vSAN iSCSI targets for creating...