How to add Disks into a vSAN Disk Group

As you might know from my VMware vSAN powered Home Lab setup, I use an Intel Optane 900P Disk for the Caching Tier, and a Samsung 850 PRO 1 TB SSD Disk for the Capacity Tier. With just 3 ESXi hosts in my deployment, this gives me around 3 TB ...

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What is VMware vSAN?

If you follow me on Twitter, or if you have read my last blog posting about my serious VMware Home Lab deployment, you might know that I really love and work with VMware vSAN. But what is VMware vSAN exactly, and can you use it to run SQL Server workloads ...

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How I designed my VMware vSAN based Home Lab

As you might know, I have already a quite powerful mobile Home Data Center that I have built in November 2016. I’m primarily using that Lab environment to showcase SQL Server environments through my various SQL Server workshops that I offer. But over the last year I was also more ...

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SQLpassion Online Training in January 2018

Today I want to announce my SQLpassion Online Training for January 2018. On January 25 I’m running a one-day long webinar about SQL Server Query Tuning Strategies. If you are interested in attending one of the online trainings, hurry up for registration because the space is limited! Thanks for your ...

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Understanding the Meltdown exploit – in my own simple words

As you might (hopefully) know, there was a serious CPU exploit exposed this week (called Meltdown), which will cause all Intel CPUs from the past 20 years to misbehave and return you critical, private data from other applications or even other VMs in a virtualized environment. The terrible thing about ...

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