Category Archives: VMware

FTF 012: Resource Pools in practice

A Resource Pool (RP) is a powerful but also danger tool when used not properly. RPs are not folders! and they require the correct design phase. Some years ago, I wrote an article on basics and please follow it if you are not familiar with RPs. I needed to use RPs to address some internal requirements: divide cluster… Read More »

New features with NSX-T 3.0 - Federation and Kubernetes on vSphere

VMware released NSX-T 3.0 today with some interesting features. In my opinon, the most important are below: Modern Apps Networking: NSX-T for vSphere with Kubernetes, container networking and security enhancements. Cloud-scale Networking: NSX Federation. NSX-T Federation NSX-T 3.0 introduces Federation - a possibility to connect many NSX-T instances with below benefits: Consistent Policy Configuration and Enforcement. Simplified DR. Operational simplicity… Read More »

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 »