vSAN – encryption, checksum and data reduction features in I/O flow

Let’s quick remind ourselves I/O flow and how do checksum calculation and disk encryption work in conjunction with deduplication and compression on vSAN All-Flash cluster while creating/modifying new vmdk. 1. Checksum – functionality to avoid data integrity issues – is calculated before writing data (the block) to the caching tier. vSAN created 5-byte checksum for […]

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Upgrading to VCF 4.3.1

Two weeks ago VCF 4.3.1 has been released and few hours later I had an opportunity to test upgrade procedure. In this post I will show you how to upgrade VCF software, NSX-T, vCenter, ESXi hosts and vRealize Suite components if you have vRealize Suite deployed in your environment. It’s a pretty straight forward process. […]

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