Author Archives: Ryan Birk

DRS Cluster Management with Reservation and Shares

Reservation and shares are important resource management settings in a vSphere DRS cluster. They can be set on cluster objects like VMs and resource pools to isolate resources, prioritize, and/or guarantee their availability. To know when to set them for … Continue reading

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vSAN 6.6 download links are publicly available.

Today VMware has released vSAN 6.6 to the public! 6.6 is a big step forward. While the base architecture of vSAN stays the same, it becomes more and more efficient. With the price of flash going down, it’s an even more … Continue reading

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New Webinar: VMware Administrator’s Troubleshooting Guide

Altaro is a great blog sponsor of mine and reached out to me recently to see if there was interest in doing a separate project with them. A vSphere troubleshooting webinar. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular … Continue reading

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vSAN Troubleshooting Tools

Before you begin it is important to realize that vSAN is a software based storage product that is entirely dependent on the proper functioning underlying hardware components, like network, storage I/O controller and the individual storage devices. You always need … Continue reading

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vCenter Server HA Deployment/Design Considerations

Check out fellow Indy VMUGer, Adam Eckerle and his great 13 minute vCenter HA discussion on vSphere 6.5. I love the whiteboard Adam!

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vSphere Encrypted vMotion Architecture, Performance, and Best Practices

With the rise in popularity of hybrid cloud computing, where VM-sensitive data leaves the traditional IT environment and traverses over the public networks, IT administrators and architects need a simple and secure way to protect critical VM data that traverses … Continue reading

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