vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained

Application HA is not a new feature in vSphere 5.5, it has actually has been around since vSphere 4.1. vSphere Application HA works with vSphere HA to recover from app failures and Reduces application downtime. Flexible: Protection for several off-the-shelf applications Simple: No need to modify the application Optimal workload placement (Helps maintain uptime and performance) Recovery from a variety of scenarios (Host failure, guest OS crash, application failure) In vSphere 5 … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 VSAN, Introducing Your New Storage Vendor VMware

The best VMworld 2013 announcement for me has to be the new vSphere Virtual SAN (VSAN). I think this new vSphere feature will change the hyper-converged and storage market FOREVER. VMware created distributed storage on the VMkernel layer. Your right… NO Storage Appliance VM needed per ESXi host. This storage service runs inside the VMkernel! also VMware has added vSphere Flash Read (and write through) Cache on the VSAN (vFlash) vSphere Virtual SAN: Radically Simple Storage Key … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache is a brand new feature which is part of vSphere 5.5. Key Features: Hypervisor-based software-defined flash storage tier solution. Aggregates local flash devices to provide a clustered flash resource for VM and vSphere hosts consumption (Virtual Flash Host Swap Cache) Leverages local flash devices as a cache Integrated with vCenter, HA, DRS, vMotion Scale-Out Capability: 32 nodes Why vSphere Flash Read Cache? Cache is a high-speed memory that can be … [Read more...]