Feb 10 2016

Delete Horizon View based vCenter Server protected objects

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The other day after cleaning up Desktop pools and VDIs in Horizon View (version 6.2) and Horizon Composer (version 3.x)  i encountered a few items in vCenter Server (version 6) that shouldn’t be there. All Horizon View Desktop Pools and VDI Desktops were deleted but the VMwareViewComposerRelicaFolder created by Horizon View Composer server when using …

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Feb 09 2016

Nutanix Support app on your mobile device

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Just a quick post if you haven’t seen already. The Nutanix Support app version 1.0.1 is available for download via iTunes here or for Android here. You can use the app for various purposes e.g. Manage support cases View Create Update Get push notifications for your support cases Check documentation including knowledge base articles Check support contract …

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Feb 05 2016

VMware vExpert 2016

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The vExperts for 2016 was actually announced the same days this year as the last one. Much better date compared to 1:st April which was the announcement date 2014:) Information on the official VMware VMTN blog can be found here. I really glad and proud of bening included in the group of people awarded with the vExpert title …

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Feb 04 2016

Acropolis Base Software 4.5.2 released

Just wanted to mention that Acropolis Base Software, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 4.5.2 was released 2016-02-03. In this dot dot release update there is a really useful update included meaning that you can use the Nutanix 1-Click upgrade for BIOS and BMC firmware. This is really cool and will make operation even more …

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Jan 23 2016

Altaro – new VCDX56 sponsor

It’s time to announce Altaro Software as a VCDX56 blog sponsor. Altaro Software develops Altaro VM Backup, a trusted virtual backup solution by over 30,000 SMBs. Altaro VM Backup is an easy to use backup software for Hyper-V and VMware VMs where a backup job can be configured quickly (in a few clicks), taking out …

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Jan 14 2016

January 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Zerto

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This months blog sponsor blog post slot belongs to Zerto and they have chosen to publish a 2 min short video where there existing customers talks about their Zerto disaster recovery solution experiences. Video will open in separate window.  

Jan 08 2016

vSphere 6.0 Update 1b released

Yesterday, 2016-01-07, VMware release vSphere vCenter Server and ESXi 6.0 Update 1b. A few updates and fixes i think will be useful for at least some of my readers are listed below: VMware now supports Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual machines protected by VMware vShield App lose network connectivity on the ESXi 6.0 hosts Windows 10 …

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Jan 05 2016

Find ESXi installation date

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Last week i received a question about howto find the VMware ESXi installation date. Actually nothing i have thought about before and my initial thought was to verify this via the date you receive when running the following command: esxcli software vib list | grep -i base I ran the above command in my home …

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Dec 29 2015

Meet NPX 008 – Rene Van Den Bedem

Name: Rene Van Den Bedem NPX Number: 008 Employer: Saudi Telecom Company Blog URL: http://vcdx133.com Twitter: @vcdx133 Virtualisation background: vSphere 4.0 to 6.0, with just over 6 years in the virtualisation space. Storage Background: IBM DS8800, IBM SVC, IBM Storwize V7000, HDS USP-100, EMC Symmetrix VMAX20K & XtremeIO, with just over 6 years in the storage space. …

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Dec 22 2015

VMTurbo provides a free vColoring book

This is just a very short blog post to let you know that VMTurbo gives you the opportunity to download a free vColoring book. Yeah i know this is a very non technical blog post but it is for two good reasons: For every download between December 17th and December 30th VMTurbo will donate $1 …

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Dec 18 2015

Home Lab Setup based on Nutanix and Arista


I have had numerous questions over the 18 months since i joined Nutanix about my home lab/working environment setup and this blog post will describe the setup and what i have been using my environment for. To give you a short summary it is built on a Nutanix Block and a Nutanix technology partner Arista …

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Dec 18 2015

vRealize Automation 7 released

So finally it’s here, vRealize Automaiton (vRA) 7 formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) was released yesterday 2015-12-17 and as many of you already knows it brings a lot of new features compared to vRA 6.x. I have blogged about new features for vRA 7 before so this is just a short summary: Per Tenant …

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Dec 15 2015

Acropolis Base Software 4.5.1 released

It has only been 2 months since Nutanix released Acropolis Base Software, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 4.5 and yesterday, 2015-12-14, Nutanix released Acropolis Base Software version 4.5.1. This is a dot release but there are some cool stuff included: 1-Click Upgrade for BIOS and BMC Firmware This applies to Nutanix Clusters …

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Dec 07 2015

Meet NPX 005 – Magnus Andersson

This feels a bit weird but i have talked to the mirror and asked myself the same questions i have asked my fellow NPX colleagues. So this is my interview with myself:) Name: Magnus Andersson NPX Number: 005 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: http://vcdx56.com Twitter: @magander3 Virtualisation background: Started back in the days playing with VMware workstation and continued …

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Dec 03 2015

Nutanix Technical Champions for 2016 announced

A few months ago Nutanix opened the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) Program application for 2016. You can read more about the application process and NTC program here. Today, 2015-12-03, Nutanix announced the lucky once that got the title for 2016 and i’m happy to see that a lot more people applied this year and a lot more people were …

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