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Cloud Native Storage – vSAN only? Not at all!

Cloud Native Storage is in everyone’s heads at the latest after VMworld. However, many are of the opinion that VMware CNS would only run on vSAN storage. But that’s wrong.
This article will show how Cloud Native Storage can be operated with VMFS or NFS storage.

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Review: Altaro VM Backup v8.5

Anyone looking for a new backup solution today will be confronted with a multitude of providers. Partially opaque license forms make it difficult to find the right product. Altaro makes this “problem” easier. Altaro VM Backup is designed for backup of VMware and HyperV VMs. Unlike many competitors, Altaro licenses per host and not per CPU socket.
The Unlimited Edition starts at less than 600€ per host and provides features like Deduplication, Exchange item restore and boot from backup.

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Install: Altaro VM Backup v8.5

Altaro states that it takes less than 15 minutes from the beginning of the installation to the first backup of a VM.
Let’s see if this is true… :)

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Release – VMware NSX 6.4.6

On October 10th VMware released VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.6
In addition to bug fixes, more and more functions are gradually being added to the HTML 5 client.

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Replace vSAN Witness host

There are several reasons why a replacement of the vSAN Witness could be necessary. Migration from HW Witness to a VM, replacement of a faulty Witness or like it was in my case upgrade of the Witness host to the actual version.

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