VMware VVol Part 6: The mythical Protocol Endpoint

The VVol Blog Series: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Last time we looked at Storage Containers, Capability Profiles and storage policy-based data placement (based on matching of rules). This time I want to delve deeper into the Protocol Endpoint (PE), a mystical object Read More …

VMware VVol Part 3: New Storage Constructs

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Before we can architect VM Storage Profiles which are the point of consumption for VMs and applications, we need to understand how the north-of-hypervisor view maps downwards. I don’t want to harp on about the Read More …

VMware VVol Series: Part 3 Implementation Considerations and availability

The whole area of VVols will require quite a bit of consideration and people are wondering how it is implemented i.e. what does that really look like. In the latest post in this three-part series my colleague Paul Morrissey discusses a little bit more regarding what the deployment looks like as well as support for HDS products. This is in the form of FAQ that have arisen both internally and externally. The Read More …

HDS VMware VVol Deeper Dive

In the next post in his series over at community.hds.com my colleague Paul Morrissey, HDS Global Product Manager for Virtualisation, delves a little deeper into the mapping between workloads and backend capabilities. This post focuses more on Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) and how this works in practice. So a bit more on the practical side of protocol endpoints, scalability and other questions that might arise. SPBM is a key concept in VVol Read More …

VVol Series: Introduction on HDS.com

I’m delighted to be able to write this note linking to my colleague Paul Morrissey’s post related to VVol technology, over at the community.hds.com portal which is a public service for customers, partners and those interested in our technology. Paul is HDS Global Product Manager for VMware Solutions so he is best placed to dive deep on the integration between HDS technology and VMware. This is building on some of the excellent resources Read More …

VVOL Demo by HDS: Worth a Watch (but let’s be careful out there)

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. However this post is not officially sanctioned by or speaks on behalf of my company. These thoughts are my own based on my experience. Use at your own discretion. Pretty much the entire world knows that in the last week or so VMware announced vSphere 6.0. I haven’t written a post on it yet but will do soon. Suffice it to say VMware has Read More …