Setting up a greenfield vSAN cluster on 6.5 Update 1

Recently I had the pleasure of doing a vSAN project for one of our customers. The project scale was very small but nonetheless very interesting.

The project scope was:

  • 4 HPE ProLiant DL 380 Gen9 Servers
    • Each had 6 SSDs (2x Cache @ 400 GB, 4x Capacity @ 1.92 TB)
  • 1 vCenter Server Appliance
  • Migration of VMs from existing environment (vSphere 5.5 on Gen6 hardware)

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Starting the journey towards VCDX DCV

I always wanted to prove the skills that I obtained working for a IT service provider over the last two years. At the end of last year I achieved the status of VCIX DCV (VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Datacenter Virtualization). So what’s next? Why, VCDX of course. At the time of this writing there are only 257 people in the world who have achieved this level, and none of them comes from my country (switzerland). So that is my goal which I shall reach by june 2018.Read More »