Jul 20 2017

Microsoft Management Console Snap-In For Nutanix AFS Available

A few days ago, (2017-07-18) Nutanix released a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Snap-In for Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS). This means you can now perform top level directories (TLD) actions such as the below once via a Microsoft MMC which you have pointed to the AFS name space: Create top-level directories Delete top-level directories Change …

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Jul 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.1 Released

Yesterday, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of the Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version available is 5.1.1.1. And yes it’s a minor release but I know at least some of my customers will benefit from the new announcements such as: Support for vSphere ESXi 6.5 and 6.5a including Dell XC …

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Jul 17 2017

Win A VMworld 2017 Ticket Via Infinio

In case you have missed that Infinio, a long time VCDX56 blog sponsor, is giving you a chance to win a full conference pass to VMworld 27-31 August 2017 in Las Vegas. In addition to the conference pass you also get a chance to win: A 1:1 meeting with the Infinio executive team A place at …

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Jul 17 2017

NAKIVO v7.2 beta available

Just a quick post to let you know that Nakivo v7.2 beta program will be announced tomorrow Tuesday 18:th July. Version 7.2 will include quite a lot of new features including e.g.: VM Backup Appliance Based on Asustor NAS Improvements to the Job Scheduler Calendar Dashboard Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Microsoft SQL Log …

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Jul 16 2017

List VMware ESXi vMotion Enabled VMkernel Interfaces Using PowerCLI

A while back during a troubleshooting exercise I created a script to list ESXi host VMKernel Interfaces (vmk) with vMotion enabled since some of the ESXi hosts had vMotion enabled on multiple interfaces. The below information is included per ESXi hosts in the script output CSV file: VMHost – ESXi host Name IP – IP …

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Jul 07 2017

Add Multiple ESXi Hosts To vCenter Server Using PowerCLi

A few days back I created a vSphere cluster with 32 ESXi hosts and I really didn’t want to add all these hosts using the UI so I decided to put together a short powercli script to manage this. The script that was tested using the following software versions: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 VMware ESXi 6.5 build 5146846 …

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Jul 07 2017

Meet NPX 011 – Samuel Rothenbühler

Name: Samuel Rothenbühler NPX Number:011 Employer: Amanox Solutions Blog URL: Twitter: @bancswissunique Virtualisation background: Started working with VMware VI 3.5 in 2008 at a VMware customer. Today I work as an architect mainly with VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV and to a smaller extend with Hyper-V. Storage Background:Storage was my main focus when working for EMC …

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Jun 28 2017

Nutanix .Next Conference 2017 In Washington Starts Tomorrow

So we are 14 hours away from this years US based Nutanix .Next event which will take place June 28 – 30, 2017 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. I have been in Washington for a few days already and have had some time to catch …

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Jun 21 2017

ESXi 6.5 Service sfcbd-watchdog Not Running

A few days back i had problem with the VMware ESXi service sfcbd-watchdog which wouldn’t start on my newly deployed ESX 6.5a (build number 4887370) servers and since the service is used for hardware monitoring purposes it is quite important. The service is disabled and is in stopped state from ESXi 6.5 so this blog post will …

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Jun 14 2017

Win VMworld 2017 Tickets Via Veeam

Just a quick note if you have missed that Veeam gives you a chance to win 1 of 10 VMworld 2017 full conference passes. This is a great way of supporting the virtualisation community by Veeam so thanks for making this happen. As a lucky winner you can actually decide if you want to go to VMworld: …

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Jun 08 2017

Disable Nutanix PRISM Login Screen Animation

A while back i had to change the Nutanix PRISM login screen behaviour to not include the animation of background particles. There are quite a few ways of doing this as described in Nutanix knowledgeable article 1308 This blog post will cover 4 different ways of managing the animation and the reason for this blog …

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Jun 07 2017

Turbonomic Version 5.9 Released

Yesterday, the national day of Sweden 2017-06-06, Turbonimic released a new version of their Hybrid Cloud Management Platform meaning the latest and greatest version is now 5.9. This could as well has been a full release and not just a dot release based on the new capabilities. Now you got a single pane of glass to control all …

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Jun 06 2017

June 2017 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Praim

This months blog sponsor blog post is published by my relatively new blog sponsor Praim who you can read more about via the Praim partner page. Below is a summary of a Praim customer success story and if you would like to get more information you should download the case study developed in collaboration with Belfast Trust, Caradigm …

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Jun 05 2017

Nakivo version 7.1 Released

A few months ago Nakivo released version 7 of their Backup & Replication software which you can read more about here. Now version 7.1 has been released and it includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster. There are multiple options available for protecting the VMs running in a Microsoft Hyper-V  Failover Cluster including: Protecting every VM …

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Jun 01 2017

Nutanix AHV VirtIO Driver Version 1.1.1 Available

Just a quick blog post to let you know that Nutanix released a new version of their VirtIO driver yesterday, 2017-05-31, meaning the latest and greatest driver version is now 1.1.1. The most important update to this driver version compared to the VirtIO 1.1.0 version which you can read more about here, is the digitally …

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May 31 2017

VMworld 2017 Las Vegas Blogger Pass

For the fifth time I have been selected by the VMware vExpert team to get a VMworld blogger pass and I would like to send a big thank you to the team. This makes it possible for me to attend the VMworld event in Las Vegas later this year which will be my first visit …

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