Mar 24 2017

Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Disk Bus Type

I have had a few questions about how to change bus type for a Nutanix AHV based virtual machine (VM) over the past month so this blog post will be how to change the disk bus type for a CentOS 7.3 based VM running on the Nutanix hypervisor AHV. You can add new disk and also delete …

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Mar 21 2017

Manage vSphere Virtual Machines in Nutanix PRISM

With the Nutanix AOS 5.0 release it is now possible to manage VMware vSphere ESXi based virtual machines (VMs) via Nutanix PRISM. VM management is controlled via the VM section in PRISM which you’ll reach by: Selecting VM in the main drop down menu Click Table and you’ll see all the VMs in table format. Both …

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Mar 18 2017

VMware Horizon 7.1 released

Quite a lot of my customers are running Horizon View as their Desktop virtualisation solution and a few days ago, 2017-03-16, VMware released a new version meaning the most current Horizon View version is now 7.1. For a dot release I must admit there are quite a lot of new features and enhancements. To name a …

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Mar 16 2017

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 b and more released

Two days ago, 2017-03-14, VMware released vCenter Server 6.5 b. This release includes a few enhancements related to time zones in both Linux and Windows guest operating systems. There are also additional features included in the vSphere HTML 5 based client in a lot or areas meaning it closing the gap to the vSphere Web …

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Mar 13 2017

Four years as a blogger

Well time flies and today 13 March 2017 I have been a blogger for 4 years. I’m still using the blog quite a lot for my own documentation purposes and focusing on the architectural and technical challenges I’m facing during my daily work. I published 84 new blog posts last year meaning there are now a …

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Mar 07 2017

Send F Key to VMware Fusion Via MacBook Keyboard

So I figure I’ll finally write this down. Since i start using a MacBook back in 2010 i also switched from VMware Workstation to VMware Fusion. What I’m constantly forgetting since I’m not using it that much is how to press F keys in Fusion based VMs. I can say that 90% of the cases when I …

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Mar 03 2017

Win A Trip To VeeamON 2017

A while back I wrote about the Veeam user conference VeeamON which you can read more about here. For those of you who have not yet got the information I just wanted to let you know that Veeam has decided to give away a free trip to the VeeamON conference. The prize includes the following: Round-trip Flight to New Orleans …

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Mar 01 2017

VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U3 & ESXi 6.0 U3 released

A few days ago, 2017/02/24, VMware released vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3. Both vCenter Server 6.0 U3 and ESXi 6.0 U3 now includes upport for TLS v 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2. For ESXi it is enabled by default and can be configurable with 6.0 U3. For vCenter Server 6.0 U3 the …

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Feb 28 2017

Change AHV Based Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) RAM

A few days ago i changed Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) Memory configuration for a customer. There is a Nutanix KB about this which can be found here here but since it includes manual steps i figure i create a script which you can run from the AHV host. This blog post is divided into the following sections: …

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Feb 27 2017

Set Nutanix AHV Time Zone

A question I have received multiple times since Nutanix released their hypervisor AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, is how to set correct time zone. I have already covered how to set correct time zone for the Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) and the Nutanix Cluster in the Create & Configure Nutanix Cluster via command line blog post. …

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Feb 27 2017

Nutanix 4.7.5 and more released

Today, 2017-02-27, Nutanix released an updated version to the already existing AOS 4.7 family meaning the current version is now 4.7.5. So this is for all of you still at AOS version 4 and not on AOS version 5 which is now at version 5.0.1. See more about AOS 5.0.1 here. 1-Click SATA-DOM Firmware Upgrade …

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Feb 22 2017

VMware vCloud Director 8.20 Released

Yesterday, 2017-02-21, VMware released a new version of vCloud Director (vCD) which is now version 8.20. As you all know vCD has been focusing on service providers since a few years back but since I still work with a few service providers I’m using it from time to time. There are quite a few changes/improvements …

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Feb 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting

Updated 2017-03-23 Problem with spaces in VM names corrected. Updated 2017-02-22 Added VM Disk Usage Information but there are some problems with reporting correct utilisation when VMs are included in Protection Domains. Working on that. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– While I was visiting a customer the other week we started to talk about VM reporting for Nutanix AHV …

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Feb 16 2017

Vembu BDR Suite v3.7.0 Released – Free Version Included

Vembu just released Vembu BDR Suite v3.7.0 and it comes with quite a few enhancements including e.g.: Multitenancy for both Vembu BDR and Vembu OffsiteDR servers. Good enhancement for e.g. service providers and based on role based access control the separate customers can manage and monitor their backup jobs. New backend database. PostgreSQL has replaced MongoDB and …

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Feb 15 2017

Need a Nutanix .Next Washington 2017 Blogger Pass

Unless you haven’t already seen and/or applied I wanted to let my fellow blogger friends out there know that it is possible to apply for a Nutanix .Next user conference in Washington blogger pass. Nutanix .Next user conference in Washington will take place June 28 – 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and the blogger …

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Feb 14 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.0.1 & more updates released

Today, 2017-02-14, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) update meaning it is now at level 5.0.1. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 5.0.1 and Metro Witness 5.0.1. AOS 5.0.1 Its a maintenance release and include fixes in …

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