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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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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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Radical support innovation – VMware Skyline

VMware announced a new service called VMware Skyline at VMworld US 2017. It should give the support more information about the infrastructure and the customer a channel were he get advise to his configuration.

Yesterday I joined an Inner Circle webcast to get some more information about VMware Skyline.

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Silence vSAN Health Checks

With the release of vSAN 6.6 the feature to silence vSAN Health Checks was added. Very cool for all the homelab users, where the hardware is not really 100% on the compatibility list.
With the integration of VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to vSAN 6.6.1 a new check was integrated. This check gives recommendations to updates for your software based on the underlying hardware configuration, the VMware Compatibility Gude and the vSAN Release Catalog. It also includes all necessary drivers and patches for the recommended release in its own vSAN system baseline.

In my homelab this new check gave me an alert and I want to disable it.

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General Availability of VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1

Several days ago VMware spends vSphere 6.5 the Update 1. This is the first major update since 8 month and includes many fixes which were found in this time.

vCenter Server, the vSphere Client and vSAN got some exciting enhancements and capabilities. The upgrade from 6.0 U3 to 6.5 U1 is now possible. This release is the last supporting release for third party vSwitches.

Find out what and how to install the update in this article.

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