Data-hungry workloads in your VMware vSAN based data center?

April 2, 2019 | 153 views

One of the questions that comes up often when I meet architects around the world designing data center modernization with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is, “How important is the hardware for HCI deployment?” Given HCI solutions are software-defined and the software magically virtualizes and manages all of the compute, storage and networking features, users sometimes forget that it can only virtualize hardware that is actually there. HCI has matured over the years and is now deployed in mission critical data centers because of its ability to offer various storage features on par with traditional arrays, while scaling-out storage as needed. HCI software, no matter how optimized, needs to have the right hardware configurations to support the software optimizations in order to optimize performance. The HCI software storage features, when enabled, take significant compute and storage cycles. Proper consideration must be taken to understand this when choosing the right hardware components to design HCI clusters.

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How to automate the creation multiple routable VLANs on single L2 network using VyOS

Article | June 7, 2022

My personal homelab has a very simple network topology, everything is connected to a single flat network. This has served me well over the years, but sometimes it can prevent me from deploying more complex scenarios. Most recently while working with NSX-T and Project Pacific, I had a need for additional VLANs which my home router does not support. There are a number of software solutions that can be used including the popular pfSense, which I have used before. Over the Winter break, a colleague introduced me to VyOS, which is another popular software firewall and router solution. I had not heard of VyOS before but later realized it was derived from Vyatta, which I had heard of, but development of that solution had stopped and VyOS is now the open source version of that software. Having never played with VyoS before, I thought this might be a good learning opopournity and started to dabble with VyOS over the holiday.

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