December 14, 2016

vSAN ROBO 2-node 10GbE direct/cross connect is now officially supported in vSAN 6.5 release as well as vSphere 6.0 patch#04.

It solves various problems for ROBO solutions –

  • High speed switching is not needed

  • Reduced complexity

  • Reduced Opex & Capex

  • Granularly scalable capacity, compute or performance in same model

  • Single upgrade/maintenance procedure


  • Uses any 2 vSAN ready nodes

  • Connect 10G i...

December 14, 2016

An easy way of checking your hosts compatibility against vSAN HCL as per VMware.

  • Connect to vCenter

  • Download latest VSAN HCL details (json file)

  • Compare controllers of each host against the VSAN HCL

  • Report the state of your infra

Below script is also available on VMware Developer Center as well –

Connect-VIServer myvcenter -user Administrator -password MyPass23

Function Get-CompatibleVSANController {

    if (-...

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