Tag Archives: vSphere

vSphere upgrade: in-place or fresh install?

This post is part of vSphere design considerations and trying to answer for one of the questions often asked during doing the vSphere (but not only) upgrade projects: should I do this in-place or as a clean, fresh install? The answer is - it depends. Everyone agrees that during e.g. an upgrade in-place of ESXi host, an existing… Read More »

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) and partially connected datastores?

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) is a certified (you should always check/verify compatibility on VMware Storage Compatibility Guide) configuration for stretched storage (synchronized replication) cluster architectures. As I already described, there are possible two vMSC configurations based on how the hosts are connected to the storage arrays. The below figure presents uniform host access configuration (the most often… Read More »