After being asked about my home lab a few times I thought I would document the configuration and the deployment method. This is not a “must” guide and many of the steps and the Lab build can be improved or changed to better fit your situation, budget and lab requirements. I do a large amount of … Continue reading VCF Home Lab Guide
In this video, I focus on using vSAN policies. How to see what policy a VM is using, how the policy is configured and how to change the policy a VM is assigned to. Great information if you are looking at how to operate a vSAN environment.
In this short video, I cover the maintenance mode options when putting a vSAN host into maintenance mode.I cover what each option does when to use them and the impact of using them.Enjoy the video.
Recently I have been trying out creating YouTube content to see if that works better for my blogging. At the moment it looks to be working well and this is one of my first videos.In the video, I am covering how to create, configure, and delete vSAN storage policies. Thanks for watching.
I have been working with a customer on a detailed vSAN planning exercise recently and I thought I would share some thoughts in a post. I will break this topic down into a few posts as it is quite lengthy and breaking it down will let me give the right level of detail to each … Continue reading vSAN write IO flow
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
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
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
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