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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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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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Warning – No free vRealize Log Insight after upgrading to vCenter Server 6.7 U2

The years of using vRealize Log Insight with the “Free for 25 OSI license” are over. All new versions of vRealize Log Insight have to be licensed with purchased licenses. But with the release of vCenter Server 6.7 there is one thing more you have to look at.

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