Tag: VSAN

VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Released

Hot off the presses is VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Unlike prior "update" releases which are mostly bug fixes, this update packs more of a punch. Full vCenter release notes can be found here. ESXi 5.5 Update 1 release notes are here. What's New: vCloud Hybrid Services vSphere client plug-in...

Building a Haswell ESXi Server for VSAN

Building a Haswell ESXi Server for VSAN

For a few years I've been occasionally posting home ESXi "server " builds. The last one I did was for SandyBridge. I have two such hosts, and they've been working really well. But after attending VMworld this year in San Francisco and hearing about all the VSAN goodness, I'm going...

VMworld 2013: Software Defined Storage the VCDX Way

VMworld 2013: Software Defined Storage the VCDX Way

This was a great "put your architecture cap on" session by two well known VCDX's, Wade Holmes and Rawlinson Rivera. Software defined <insert virtualization food group here> is all the rage these days. Be it SDN (networking), SDS (storage), SDDC (datacenter) or software defined people. Well maybe not quite at the people stage but...

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