SPBM update for vRA – VVols

I wanted to let you know about an update to Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) with vRealize Automation. If you are in this space, you may have read my post on how to use VMware's SPBM package with Virtual Volumes. At a high level the package allowed you to use vCenter configured storage policies when... Continue Reading →

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vRO Plugin for PowerMax – vRA Automation

Though I've covered this previously with the other plugin, I thought it worthwhile to include it again for the PowerMax one, particularly as it supports vRA 7.5 so the interface is different from the other write-up. As a reminder I am using a simple vRA deployment - vApp and IAAS server - and a single... Continue Reading →

VMware vRO Plug-in for Dell EMC PowerMax

Today we released the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for Dell EMC PowerMax which is available here for download. For those readers of my blog, you may recall we already have a PowerMax/VMAX plugin for vRO which I wrote about here. This original plugin is only available on GitHub and is open-source, meaning there is no... Continue Reading →

VVol WP updates

I recently updated my Virtual Volume (VVol) whitepaper to include some answers to customer-prompted questions, along with an important discussion around VVol limitations. For those familiar with the paper I'll outline the changes here so you don't need to go searching for them. Let's start with the questions. Some of these are new, some are... Continue Reading →

SRDF/Metro and vMSC BPs WP

I finally managed to cobble together enough time to complete a whitepaper on best practices when running Dell EMC SRDF/Metro with VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) that has been on my list for some time. I have an older paper on this topic but its focus was more on the application side - in... Continue Reading →

VSI 8.0 – HTML 5

Today the newest version of the Virtual Storage Integrator, 8.0, is available for download here. VSI 8.0 is the first version to support the HTML 5 client available with vSphere 6.5 and 6.7. As VMware moves toward an HTML 5 client only, we are following suit and therefore the VSI 7.x releases are the last... Continue Reading →

VMworld Europe update – NVMeoF

I'm attending VMworld in Barcelona Spain this week delivering a session on NVM and NVMe, the same one I delivered in Las Vegas in fact...well almost. Our development team has made some great progress on the next generation of connectivity, NVMeoF or NVMe over fabric, so I am including a demonstration on that. To that... Continue Reading →

vSphere 6.7 U1 & NMP latency

In vSphere 6.7 VMware released, albeit without fanfare, a new type of NMP, latency. Most customers probably never even knew it was there - I was among them until a colleague told me about it. In Update 1 of 6.7 released today here, they've supplied the documentation to go along with the feature so we'll... Continue Reading →

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