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.
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