vSAN Fault Domains

I have recently been working with a customer in EMEA running HP Synergy and VCF. In fact I have been working with this customer for a long time now. The customer has been looking at resilience, and as a result this has led me to look at vSAN fault domains for them. First of all … Continue reading vSAN Fault Domains

HPe (Revision) HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Controllers – FIRMWARE UPDATE REQUIRED to Prevent Potential Data Inconsistency on Select RAID Configurations With Smart Array Gen10 Firmware Version 1.98 through 2.62

Long title know right……. I thought it was worth me creating a post around the latest article from HPe. This is affecting quite a few of my VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) customers and the HPe messaging on the actual problem is not very good. I have customers all over Europe and many are being told … Continue reading HPe (Revision) HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Controllers – FIRMWARE UPDATE REQUIRED to Prevent Potential Data Inconsistency on Select RAID Configurations With Smart Array Gen10 Firmware Version 1.98 through 2.62

VCF Workload domain principles

When do I create a WLD and when do I create a cluster? This is a subject that entirely depends on the strategy or the requirements of the customer, but I will outline why this is important and what needs to be considered. Scale – There is a limit on the number of workload domains … Continue reading VCF Workload domain principles

VCF upgrade considerations

This article is not technically focused, I wanted to cover in here some of the common failures I see at customers regarding VCF upgrade failures. Pre-Check The VCF pre-check is an excellent tool to perform some basic checks on the environment before the upgrade progresses. The pre-check will also stop the upgrade if there is … Continue reading VCF upgrade considerations