Tag Archives: vSphere

vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VDPA) - included in Essentials+ license or higher!

As I mentioned in post about  what’s new in vSphere 6.0, VMware announced that vSphere Data Protection Advanced  will be included in Essentials+ or higher vSphere license! The features of VDPA are as follows: Scale up to 8Tb of deduplication (variable-length and global per appliance) storage as well as 400 VMs per VDP appliance. Support for up to 20 virtual appliances… Read More »

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0: Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)

Recently, Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) are often on speakers, bloggers's lips. So I decided to write this post which covers some Virtual Volumes features and answers for the following questions: What are Virtual Volumes (VVOL)? Why Virtual Volumes (VVOL) are really useful? What are Storage Container and Protocol Endpoint? What is Policy Based Management? VVOL requirements and support by… Read More »