Nov 21 2017

Backup vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Using PowerCLI

A few days ago I was asked to create a  VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) version 6.5 script using PowerCli. The request was to take a daily backup and send it to a FTPS location in a separate folder per backup. I found that Brian Graf has put together VCSA backup function which was really …

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Nov 17 2017

Meet NPX 013 – Wayne Conrad

Name: Wayne Conrad NPX Number:013 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @wjconrad Virtualisation background: I started using ESXi 3.5 in 2007 or so on a small 3 host environment to run our corporate network. The consulting firm I was internal IT for at the time had been thinking of starting a VMware practice. The environment was …

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Nov 14 2017

Cisco CCNA Lab Guide Via Flackbox

Just a quick blog post about a Cisco CCNA Lab Guide created by Neil Anderson from Flackbox blog I came across when trying to improve my networking skills. Even though I don’t think I’ll sit the exam any time soon it’s a great source of information, configuration reference and examples that I bet you’ll find useful in your daily network …

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Nov 09 2017

Nutanix Acropolis File Services 2.2.1 Released

Today, 2017-11-09, Nutanix released a new version of Acropolis File Services meaning the latest version is now 2.2.1. Even though the new version includes mainly bug fixes there are two new features included which I know some customers will find useful and will make AFS a more likely option none AFS customers: AFS AV supports …

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Nov 06 2017

Hide MacBook OS X Desktop Icons & Redirect Screenshots

A few days ago I was in a cleanup mode and I figure I wanted to move, delete , sort the files on my MacBook since I’m trying to have some kind of discipline of what I’m keeping and where I’m keeping it. After cleaning up the three major folders where I keep my files …

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Nov 01 2017

VMware ESXi Esxtop Invalid Output Format (CSV)

A few days back I received a question regarding ESXi esxtop output format which looked more like a comma separated values (CSV) file than the normal table view you’re used to. And the CSV like output was constantly updating meaning estop was running but not just displayed correct. See sample output below. I’m running a …

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Oct 23 2017

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v3.0 Released

Happy to let you know that the latest VMware vRealize Automation on Nutanix Reference Architecture is available for download. Most recent version is now 3.0 and it includes the following software versions from Nutanix and VMware. vRealize Automation 7.3 vSphere 6.5 Nutanix AOS 5.1 vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for …

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Oct 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.3 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-10-18, Nutanix released an updated version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), AHV, Prism Central, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) and Foundation. The AOS 5.1.3 release includes improvements to the following areas: Support for Dell XC and Lenovo HX platforms using the Intel G6 SkyLake architecture. Deprecation of TLS …

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Oct 17 2017

Heads Up! Shockwave Flash Crashes In VMware vSphere Web Client 6.x

Updated 2017-10-19 – Additional information and a fix in the Adobe forum. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Just a heads up that all versions of the vSphere Web Client 6.5 (and also at least vSphere Web Client Version 6.0.0 Build 361739) will crash with the below error if using Adobe Shockwave Flash version 27.0.0.170: Shockwave Flash has crashed To …

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Oct 10 2017

Nutanix Xtract For Virtual Machine

In nearly every discussion I have with potential customers the questions comes up about how do we migrate existing workloads to Nutanix. Until today, 2017-10-09, the simple answer has been and still is that it depends on what you actually want to do. Lets say you run hypervisor X today and want to continue running …

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Oct 09 2017

Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition

I case you haven’t notices Vembu released a free version of their BDR (Backup, recovery & disaster recovery) software a while ago. The feature set in the free edition is very rich and focuses on the backup and restore part. Useful links Software Download Free vs Paid comparison Additional information It is the same software …

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Oct 05 2017

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.1 Released

A bit more than a year ago I create a blog post around the Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs. Initially the data protection options available were the once built into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, Cloud options such as Azure and AWS and also one third-party vendor Commvault. Over the past year a …

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Oct 04 2017

Apply for Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) 2018

A few days ago, 2017-10-02, Nutanix opened the application for their Nutanix Technical Champion Program (NTC) for 2018. If you’re a Nutanix expert that constantly contribute to the community you should apply via this link for NTC before 7:th November 2017 to hopefully be included in the 2018 NTC announcement during December 2017. The following are …

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Oct 03 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API

Some time ago I provided a virtual machine reporting script for Nutanix hypervisor AHV virtual machines via the blog post “Nutanix AHV VM Reporting”.That script was running on a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) so it had some shortcomings in terms of flexibility and scheduling options. This new script provides all the output parameters included …

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Oct 01 2017

Turbonimic 6.0 Released

A few days ago, 2017-09-27, Turbonomic, a long time VCDX56 blog sponsor, released a new version of their software which continuously analyzes real-time workload demand and matches it to compute, storage and network resources in a virtualized, private or public cloud environment. This means the latest & greatest Turbonomic version is 6.0 and it brings …

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Sep 29 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.2.0.2 & More Releases For IBM Power Systems

Yesterday, 2017-09-28, Nutanix released an updated version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) for IBM Power Systems meaning the latest and greatest release for IBM Power Systems is now 5.2.0.2. I wrote a blog post about the initial AOS release for IBM Power Systems a while ago which …

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