Dec 01 2015

Meet NPX Program Manager – Mark Brunstad

I’m very excited that the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) Program manager Mark Brunstad had some time to share his thoughts about the NPX program. The questions for Mark will obviously not be the exact same once as for the NPXs but i think you’ll find some really good, interesting and valuable information in this interview. Name: …

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Nov 30 2015

Nutanix @Nordic VMUG UserCon

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It’s soon, tomorrow actually, time for the early Nordic VMUG user Conference in Copenhagen Denmark. This year it takes place Dec 1 at Scandic Copenhagen Vester Søgade 6 1601. Unfortunately i can’t make it, was scheduled to go there but some last minute things came up. This user conference is like a mini VMworld including both good …

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Nov 26 2015

ESXi Change Block Tracking patch released

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Yesterday, 2015-11-25, VMware released a patch that will solve the ESXi 6.0 Change Block Tracking (CBT) problem where virtual machines backed up using CBT could experience the following problems: Inconsistent virtual machine backups The CBT API call QueryDiskChangedAreas() API call can sometimes return incorrect changed sectors, which results in inconsistent incremental virtual machine backups. The …

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Nov 25 2015

Nutanix Cluster Timezone configuration

One question i receive from time to time during Nutanix discussions, Nutanix implementations and via twitter is how to configure the correct timezone for the Nutanix components e.g. Nutanix Cluster and Nutanix Controller Virtual Machines (CVMs). After an installation you’ll have the PST (America/Los_Angeles) timezone configured and unless you are in that region it might be …

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Nov 19 2015

Nutanix Acropolis Base Software Compression and Deduplication


One of the new functionalities in Acropolis Base Software, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 4.5, is the ability to enable both compression and deduplication on the same Nutanix Container. This blog post explains existing Nutanix nomenclature. The purpose of this blog post is to give you a short description of the Distributed …

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Nov 11 2015

Implementing Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture

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A while back i wrote a blog post about how to assign a specific user to a Horizon View VDI Desktop when using Cloud Pod Architecture CPA which is available here. This blog post will outline the steps i took when implementing CPA for a customer running Horizon View 6.0.1 Background Horizon View was already …

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Nov 05 2015

Application open for VMware vExpert 2016

So once again it is time to apply for the VMware vExpert award since VMware opened the vExpert application for 2016 a few days ago. I have been awarded with the title for the past three years and i will apply this year as well. There are four different paths you can select from when applying …

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Nov 03 2015

Horizon View Desktop Pool does not provision VMs

Today i encountered a problem with Horizon View version 6.0.1 that did not provision virtual machines (VMs) even thought the Desktop Pool configuration said it should. Before i continue i admit that the Horizon View version is kind of old but it’s for a good reason so let’s not discuss that. The Desktop Pool settings …

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Oct 30 2015

Install Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on Acropolis Hypervisor

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This post will guide you through a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation in a Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) virtual machine (VM). There are quite a few blog posts released already that covers VM migrations from different platforms to AHV and some that includes new VM installations as well. The main difference with this blog post is the …

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Oct 28 2015

Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor Best Practice Guide

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In case you haven’t seen already Nutanix released the first version of Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) best practice guide (BPG) yesterday. The BPG starts with an overview of Nutanix Acropolis and AHV networking before it dives into details about: Network Configuration options Virtual Machine deployment Virtual Machine Data Protection Virtual Machine High Availability (VMHA) Live Migration CPU …

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Oct 27 2015

Nutanix Erasure Coding customer feedback

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I have previously written about the new Nutanix Erasure Coding (EC-X) feature available since Acropolis Base Software version 4.5 formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS). My EC-X blog post can be found here and it includes information about how it works and the space savings i got in my environment. Last week i received some customer feedback and since this …

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Oct 22 2015

Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability – Part II


This is the second part of the Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability (VMHA) blog series, you can find the first one here. This part will cover how it is determined when a virtual machine needs to be restarted on another Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) host in the Nutanix Acropolis Cluster. The blog post will cover what …

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Oct 21 2015

Nutanix VM Flash Mode


Nutanix has seen requests for achieving all flash performance for specific workload(s) within a hybrid system meaning data for business critical and latency sensitive applications should not be migrated from hot data tier, backed by SSD disks, to cold data tier, backed by HDD (spinning) disks. Because of this increasing demand Nutanix has created a …

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Oct 19 2015

Nutanix & Acropolis nomenclature

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Since Acropolis Base Software 4.5 was released 2015-10-06 i have received quite a lot of questions (via twitter, email & during VMworld last week) about the different names Nutanix uses for their components, features and logical constructs. This blog post will try to explain this and i will keep it updated whenever a name is added, …

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Oct 15 2015

VMworld Barcelona 2015 – Day 3 summary

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Last day at VMworld this year and it was quite a busy one. Spend quite some time at the solutions exchange and i think it was a pretty good move since it was a lot less people and easier to find the type of person per both you wanted to talk to compared to the …

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Oct 14 2015

VMworld Barcelona 2015 – Day 2 summary

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Keynote Today’s keynote started with a short reminder of the end user demands in terms of availability from any device any time + choice and the IT organizations focus on e.g. Service Level Agreements (SLA), stability and security. After a few minutes VMware announced an acquisition of Boxer, read more about it here,  that will be added to the VMware …

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