Aug 26 2016

Nutanix @ VMworld in Las Vegas 2016

It’s just two days until the 2016 US based VMworld event. This year it’s held at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas August 28 – September 1. Nutanix will be at the event as an Exhibitor at booth #2311. In addition to demos of VDI, Tier-1 apps, All Flash, Acropolis Block Services there …

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Aug 24 2016

vRealize Automation & vRealize Orchestrator 7.1 released

Yesterday, 2016-08-23, VMware released vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.1 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.1 formerly known as venter Orchestrator (vCO).. There are quite a lot of improvements in this release and here are few of them: I know a lot of customer who have been waiting for a tool …

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Aug 23 2016

Generate random data in Linux based VM

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A few weeks back i was asked by a customer to create a lot of random data in same amount of Linux (CentOS) based VMs as there were Nutanix nodes in their cluster. I can see multiple reasons for doing this but that is a complete separate discussion, i just wanted to share the bash …

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Aug 18 2016

Nutanix now runs on Cisco UCS

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Today, 2016-08-18, Nutanix and Cisco announced a meet in the channel agreement where Nutanix AOS formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) is supported to run on Cisco C-series. This is great news for companies who have standardised their infrastructure on the Cisco platform. Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi (5.5 & 6.0) and Microsoft Hyper-V are …

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Aug 18 2016

VMTurbo rebranded to Turbonomic


Last week i joined a VMTurbo blogger breifing where they told us about the name change presented in this blog post. One reason for moving away from the name VMTurbo was obviously to get rid of the association with either Virtual Machine and in some sense also VMware which many people associate the initial two …

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Aug 17 2016

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v2.0

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In April last year i wrote a blog post about the release of Nutanix vRealize Automation reference architecture which you can find here. A few weeks ago version 2.0 of the document was released and there are quite a few changes which you might have seen in the blog post Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize …

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Aug 12 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7.1 Released

It has only been about 1.5 months since Nutanix AOS 4.7 was released which i wrote about here and yesterday (2016-08-11) a maintenance release AOS 4.7.1 was shipped. As for any other maintenance software release they are mostly about bug fixes but one major new feature is support for sharing a virtual hard disk file (VHDX format) among multiple …

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Aug 11 2016

Verify vMotion functionality using PowerCLI


One very important thing during any environment deployment or environment expansion is to verify it actually works as expected. It has been a while since my last script blog post but i wanted to share one PowerCLI script i put together a while ago to verify vSphere vMotion functionality. The script has been very handy …

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Aug 10 2016

VMworld 2016 Barcelona blogger pass

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I happy to announce i just received an email including a VMworld Barcelona blogger pass:) This is actually the fourth year i have been selected by the VMware vExpert team to get a free VMworld blogger pass. I’m really grateful for this since it’s given to a selected few VMware vExperts and makes it possible …

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Aug 06 2016

August 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Nakivo

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This blog post i delivered by my blog sponsor Nakivo who presents how they enables VM Backup to Amazon Cloud for SoftNAS while cutting backup costs by 75%. Before moving on to the success story i just wanted to let you know that NAKIVO just released Backup & Replication v6.1 for VMware. The new version includes …

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Aug 03 2016

Nutanix OpenStack Part IV – Image Management

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This will be the forth part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series and it will cover the OpenStack Glance Image service. The following blog posts has been released so far: Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management Nutanix OpenStack part III – Network Management It’s now time to …

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Jul 22 2016

July 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Veeam

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This blog post i delivered by my blog sponsor Veeam and i think many of my existing and old customers plus blog readers will find it interesting since quite a few runs Nutanix + vSphere + Veeam. A recently released IDC white paper study surveyed more than 1,200 Veeam customers worldwide and found a few really interesting things e.g More …

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Jul 18 2016

Nutanix OpenStack Part III – Network Management

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This will be the third part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series and it will cover the OpenStack Neutron network service. The following blog posts has been released so far: Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management It’s now time to create two networks that can be used …

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Jul 12 2016

NAKIVO – new VCDX56 blog sponsor


I’m very happy to announce NAKIVO as a VCDX56 blog sponsor. NAKIVO is based in Silicon Valleyed and is a privately-held software company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware VM backup, replication, and recovery. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, can be installed on Linux and Windows, …

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Jul 05 2016

Beers with Engineers

Just wanted to let you know that there is a new page/section on my blog since today, Beers with Engineers. If you are interested in getting to know the brilliant people working at Nutanix i suggest you spend a few minutes and listen to the 3 episodes recorded so far. I’ll be you’ll find them …

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Jul 05 2016

July 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Systancia

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This blog post i delivered by my blog sponsor Systancia who presents a success story from one of their clients, Picoty. Summary Unquestionably, Systancia offers a quality of service and ease of use that we did not always have with our previous provider, particularly in management, processing impressions and responsiveness. We have also appreciated their …

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