vSAN 6.7u3 was released just before the VMworld US conference, I was very happy to have HCI based sessions at both VMworld events last year, although I mentioned the new operational significant features in vSAN I didn’t have much field experience with them being so new.
Thanks to the help of the VMware Learning Zone team I had the opportunity to bring together my recent field experiences with 6.7u3 from an operational perspective.
This webinar session covered a discussion of the new 6.7u3 release enhancements and how they impact a business in areas such as planning & change control.
Availability, new operational processes and how to approach the upgrade was also a focus in the material. The webinar can be viewed here
Over the past few months I have been working with a variety of customers on either enabling vSAN encryption on existing / scaling vSAN clusters or working with large scale customers enabling it for the first time.
I had a great opportunity to bring stories together into a single presentation with the team at VMware Learning Zone.
I had great fun on this Webinar episode discussing the vSAN Encryption architecture, touch points and most importantly the day 2 operation considerations of running this technology at scale.
As promised the diagram and mind map I used in the webinar are available below.
Just before VMworld US 2019, a substantial update to vSAN was released. Marked as a minor update, it is anything but…
vSAN 6.7u3 has brought about great new features, performance enhancements and some key day 2 operational improvements.
By providing more information to the vSAN admin with capacity UI enhancements and predictive what-if information for sync tasks. Making changes will be much more comfortable to plan and carry out.
Upgrade management with new VUM baselines and SPBM batching, target some key areas I have seen customers spend considerable time discussing thoughts on maintenance processes and timing with previous builds. These enhancements should really help with both lifecycle management and day to day planned changes.
I have created a mind map for the release to discuss the new features and enhancements while in the field.
Recommended links are shown below to consume the detailed information on this release.