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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Tips and Tricks for vSAN troubleshooting

Today I attended a Web-Session from VMware with the topic vSAN troubleshooting tips and tricks and I wanted to share those tips and tricks with you.

Common sense

Ensure that your hardware is on the VMware HCL
– Disks / Controllers / Firmare / Drivers

Ensure that you have up-to-date backups (and test the restore process fully)

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