Author Archive | Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

How to Add Capacity Disk to VSAN Disk Group

As our infrastructure grows, need for capacity and/or performance improvement also needs to be grown. It is common to allocate and increase the storage capacity in the typical SAN storage provisioned vSphere environment. Storage Capacity can be allocated just in minutes by allocting new LUN’s to the ESXi hosts in the cluster. When it comes […]

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How to Monitor VSAN Performance using ESXTOP

ESXTOP is a fantastic tool for VMware administrators which is inbuilt with ESXi hosts. ESXTOP helps VMware administrators to monitor and troubleshoot performance problems of ESXi host, storage, and virtual machine, etc. We have already talked a lot about esxtop on VMwareArena. I am sure most of the administrators will be aware of the various […]

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Try Nakivo v7.4 Beta And Get an Amazon Gift Card!

NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively, while over 140 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.With NAKIVO […]

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Query Disks for VSAN Eligibility using vdq command

VMWare vSAN is the VMware’s software-defined storage platform which delivers flash-optimized, secure storage. vSAN pools together server-attached storage to provide a highly resilient shared datastore suitable for any virtualized workload including business-critical applications, virtual desktops, Remote IT, DR and DevOps Infrastructure. VMware vSAN is the distributed layer of software that runs natively as a part of the ESXi hypervisor. Disks […]

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vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Download Links and Release Notes

Today, It’s been a great news to all the Virtualization enthusiast that VSAN is announced as Generally available  and which will included as part of  vSphere 5.5 Update 1.  This update includes most of the vCloud Suite products, including VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). VMware Virtual SAN – Virtual SAN 5.5 is a new hypervisor-converged storage tier […]

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VMTurbo Released Operations Manager 4.5 with Storage and Fabric Control Module

First of all before going to talk about VMTurbo Operation Manager, VMwareArena Welcomes VMTurbo as a new Sponsor. On Jan 28,2014 -VMTurbo released its new version version of Operation manager which is Operations manager version 4.5. VMTurbo’s Operation manager continuously analyzes the real-time performance, resource capacity, Service level priorities and System constraints across your virtualized […]

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vSphere Distributed Switch Part 1 – Understanding the Architecture of Standard Switch and Distributed Switch

vSphere Standard Switches (vSS) provides network connectivity to hosts and virtual machines. Standard switch can bridge traffic internally between virtual machines in the same VLAN and also link to external networks. Standard switches uses physical Network adapters (NICs) of the ESXi hosts as uplink ports on the standard switch which helps the virtual machines to […]

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