How to : Delete previous vSAN partitions on the disk

I would like to start this blog post by wishing my readers a Happy New Year 2019! While configuring a vSAN cluster, you might run into an issue where you do not see any disks that are available to be part of the vSAN cluster. This happens if the disks already have a partition on them. In my case, the previous configuration had failed but the partition was written into the disks. How do you check if there is an

Vembu BDR Suite : Backing up VMware workload

Vembu BRD Suite provides a 360° solution that can help customers backup, recover and also protect their VMware workload in case of disaster events. In my previous posts, I have covered the overview and also the initial setup and configuration of the BDR Suite. While the suite offers backup and recovery of multiple virtualization technologies including vSphere, Hyper-V, and KVM, I will be showing the steps involved in configuring it for the VMware environment. The tool offers a tight integration

Vembu BDR Suite : Installation and configuration

Vembu BDR suite is a backup and disaster recovery solution. In my previous post I have covered, in detail, all the product offerings from Vembu has. In this blog post I will be covering the step-by-step procedure of installation and configuration of Vembu BDR suite. Vembu provides a free version of the BDR suite for customers who are just starting with their backup and DR strategy. They also have products that cater to enterprise customers which can be licensed on

What’s new : vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.1

VMware announced the 1.1 version of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) this week and it comes with a small set of features that were missing in version 1.0. I recently covered the details of v1.0 in a blog post which can be found here. vRSLCM was initially announced at VMworld Barcelona and a lot of customers used it and provided feedback to the VMware team. This new version incorporates most of those changes, if not all, and has some major enhancements that