New Company, New Job: Empty Your Cup

I have just completed the first week at my new company.  I have moved from a medium sized bank with 3,000 employees to the largest service provider in the Middle East with 30,000 employees and millions of customers.

During my time with my previous employer, I was a significant part of the team pushing infrastructure consolidation and application transformation over five years to reach 99% virtualisation with the VMware vCloud Enterprise suite of products.  Things were small enough that I could perform a lot of the work myself, which definitely will not work here: team-work and a unified sense of purpose will be the key to success.

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VSAN Quick-Config Guide

Five months ago I built my home lab with VSAN and performance tested it (with the default policy).  It turns out I was missing a key part of the configuration: the “Service Provider URLs”.  Here is the complete VMware Virtual SAN configuration process for a home lab.

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