Edge and IoT at VMworld 2019 San Francisco

VMworld 2019 is a week away. If you are going and want to take in all the Edge and IoT action VMware has to offer, here’s a great blog outlining the breakout sessions to attend. VMworld 2019 – Edge and IoT Session Guide In addition, you can stop by the Edge and IoT Zone Booth … Continue reading Edge and IoT at VMworld 2019 San Francisco

How to delete the RAID configuration from drives managed by the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller

The content of this blog post was created by a couple of colleagues of mine, David Boone and Bradford Garvey. These guys do a phenomenal job making sure VMware Virtual SAN customers get a great experience with the product by helping them plan, configure, and test VSAN. Because of this, they end up uncovering interesting … Continue reading How to delete the RAID configuration from drives managed by the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller

How To Configure the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Pass-Through Mode

Yesterday I was at the New England VTUG event which is always a great event to meet up with familiar faces and be introduced to some new ones. I met up with a relatively new VMware Virtual SAN customer and we discussed lots of fun things about VSAN and their implementation experience. One frustrating thing they … Continue reading How To Configure the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Pass-Through Mode

Queue Depth and the FBWC Controller Cache module on the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Virtual SAN

If you scan the bill of materials for the various Cisco UCS VSAN ReadyNodes you’ll see a line item for: Controller Cache: Cisco 12Gbps SAS 1GB FBWC Cache module (Raid 0/1/5/6) If you’ve followed Virtual SAN for awhile you might wonder, why would the ReadyNodes include controller cache when VMware recommends disabling controller cache when … Continue reading Queue Depth and the FBWC Controller Cache module on the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Virtual SAN

Steps to Implement the Correct I/O Controller Driver for the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Virtual SAN

This is my third post this week, possibly a record for me. All three are centered around ensuring the correct firmware and drivers are installed and running. The content of this post was created by my colleague, David Boone, who works with VMware customers to ensure successful Virtual SAN deployments. When it comes to VSAN, … Continue reading Steps to Implement the Correct I/O Controller Driver for the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller for Virtual SAN

Verifying the Correct Version of the Cisco UCS C240 Server I/O Controller Firmware – Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller

Today I was working with Cisco to setup UCS C240 servers for Virtual SAN. As part of the process we needed to verify the Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller had the correct Firmware Version. First we went to the VMware Compatibility Guide for Virtual SAN, navigated to the bottom of the page to the … Continue reading Verifying the Correct Version of the Cisco UCS C240 Server I/O Controller Firmware – Cisco 12G SAS Modular Raid Controller

Content Reference

VMware Edge and IoT Content Reference Guide – How do I learn more about VMware Edge and IoT? Often I get asked where to go to learn more about VMware Edge and IoT. I plan to keep this page up to date with the latest and greatest content references. If you know something is missing … Continue reading Content Reference

Edge and IoT VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) is now live!

You can check out the VCG supported devices for Edge and IoT here: Edge Gateways for Pulse IoT CenterEmbedded Systems for Pulse IoT Center This is a result of some great work by our Edge and IoT product and engineering teams to test and validate gateway vendor hardware with our Pulse Agent and Pulse IoT … Continue reading Edge and IoT VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) is now live!

Edge and IoT

Click here for a VMware Edge and IoT – Content Reference Here is a list of my Edge and IoT related posts (most recent at the top) IoT is Cool, But What About the Plumbing? VMWARE EDGE AND IOT CONTENT REFERENCE GUIDE – HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT VMWARE EDGE AND IOT? Edge and … Continue reading Edge and IoT

vSAN

Here is a list of my vSAN related posts (most recent at the top) Operationalizing VMware vSAN™ VMworld 2018 – Achieving a GDPR-Ready Architecture Leveraging VMware vSAN (HCI3452BU) VMworld 2018 – vSAN Technical Customer Panel on vSAN Experiences (HCI1615PU) vSAN and Data-At-Rest Encryption – Why SED’s are not Supported (i.e. Part 3) VMworld 2018 – … Continue reading vSAN