FTF 011: vSAN and mixed storage policies

This post is a feature request for vSAN 🙂 One of my customers has a 4-nodes vSAN all-flash cluster. They use compression, deduplication and RAID 5 for non-critical VMs/vmdk and RAID 1 for critical. RAID 5 erasure coding requires less additional capacity to protect data than RAID 1 mirroring. When you have vSAN enabled and you want to… Read More »

FTF 010: How to change IPs on infrastructure when NSX is installed?

Yesterday we needed to re-address VMware environment - Management, vMotion and VXLAN. This is not a complex task until you have NSX installed in your datacenter. NSX VXLAN addresses reorganization When you need to change addresses of VXLAN the following steps can be useful: Prerequisites Create a new vSphere cluster and add to correct Transport Zone(s). Create a… Read More »

Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) - a DR solution

Nowadays, disaster recovery is an important thing in every company. Heterogeneous environments and applications based on virtual, physical or cloud components bring an additional opportunity to create a disaster recovery plan (DRP) for them. A few years ago I heard about Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP) which helps to address this challenge. I decided to check on how this… Read More »