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01 Nov: Write cache replication to protect against data loss in case of host failure

Write cache replication (mirroring) is only applicable to VirtuCache’s Write-Back caching policy (caches reads and writes). It doesn’t apply to VirtuCache’s Write-Through caching policy (caches only reads). Using the VirtuCache GUI, the administrator can assign Write-Back caching policy at the Datastore or VM level. There are 3 Write-Back caching policies…

17 Jul: Figuring out Transport Mode and Storage Controller Snapshots in Veeam

A follow-on thread to the below two KB articles, KB article on VirtuCache interoperability with Veeam, Zerto, Commvault, Avamar, AppAssure, and Tivoli backup and replication software.  KB article on how to flush write cache to SAN if using SAN controller snapshots with Veeam and or Direct SAN Access Transport Mode in Veeam. …

06 Jun: Reinstalling / Upgrading VirtuCache

UPGRADING VIRTUCACHE DRIVER Upgrading or patching VirtuCache driver software requires you to completely uninstall the old version and reinstall the new version. Please follow the below steps to do so. Step 1 : Either via VirtuCache GUI or CLI, pause caching on all hosts in the cluster, one host at a…

04 May: Uninstalling VirtuCache after an evaluation

Step 1: If your VirtuCache license has expired, then skip this step. If your VirtuCache license has not expired, then either via VirtuCache GUI or CLI, pause caching on all hosts in the cluster, one host at a time. Before proceeding to the next host, make sure that caching is…