May 25 2016

Nutanix Xpress

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Yesterday, 2016-05-24, Nutanix announced a new offering that will bring the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to the SMB market. If you find this interesting i suggest you sign up for the virtual launch even that will be held June 28 using the following link. The Nutanix Xpress software edition will include the following capabilities and features: …

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May 24 2016

My second company podcast

Last year i did my first company podcast when i had a chat with AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner about vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) which can be found here. Last week i had the pleasure to record my second one also hosted by the same awesome crew (AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner) and this time we had a …

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May 23 2016

Register vCenter Server Lookup Service in vShield Manager

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A few weeks ago i upgraded a customer environment to latest release of VMware vSphere. Customer ran 5.5 U2 and now they wanted version 6.0 U2 for both vCenter Server and ESXi. The entire process was pretty straight forward and the only little bump we had was the vShield Manager to vCenter Server Lookup Service …

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May 09 2016

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs

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I have seen a lot of requests regarding data protection options for Nutanix AHV (formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor) based VM and i’m happy to let you know that a tech note i have put together covering this has been released. The technical note provides an overview of available virtual machine (VM) data protection options when using AHV …

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May 04 2016

VMTurbo VMworld 20016 Sweepstakes

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Really good news for you who wants to attend VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas 28 August – 1 September but don’t have any tickets yet. VMTurbo has once again decided to support the virtualization community in a really good way and gives you a chance to win two tickets for the event. The sweepstakes is open between 4 May until …

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May 04 2016

Top vBlog 2016 voting is now open

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It’s one again that time of the year when you get a chance to let the blog writers know what you think about their writing. Eric Siebert form vSphere-land has as usual done a great job putting it all together and i just wanted to let you know that the voting is now open. I also think …

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May 03 2016

May 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Systancia

This blog post i delivered by the blog sponsor Systancia who presents (both text and some cool videos) news about their AppliDis product. First fully HTML5 console Right from the start, AppliDis was designed with a built-in web administration console. The new version is based fully on HTML 5, which means that it works with any HTML …

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Apr 25 2016

Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation

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There has been a lot of discussions lately around vRealize Automation (vRA) and AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, integrations and if it possible to manage AHV based virtual machines (VMs) via vRA. As many of you already know Nutanix has released its own OpenStack solution that manages AHV objects. The OpenStack solution consists of a single …

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Apr 19 2016

AOS 4.6.1 released

Today, 2016-04-19, Nutanix released AOS, formerly known as Acropolis Base Software and Nutanix Operating System (NOS), version 4.6.1. Apart from Security enhancements i just wanted to point out two things in this release: You can now apply minor ESXi patches via PRISM. This was possible using the command line before (since AOA version 4.5). All you …

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Apr 12 2016

Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management

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This will be the second part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series. The first one was about the Deployment and can be found here. Now when we have the solution up and running it’s time to create the Projects needed and for those of you who have never worked with OpenStack a project can be …

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Apr 05 2016

Change ESXi password complexity policy

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The other week i was asked by a customer to change passwords for all service accounts in their environment and this includes but not limited to IPMI admin account, ESXi host root account, Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) nutanix account vCenter Server administrator@vsphere.local account Based on existing customer password requirements for ESXi hosts, 16 characters including only …

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Mar 30 2016

Remove Horizon View Desktops Pools and VMs stuck in delete state

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A while back i had to manually clean up some Horizon View (version 6.2) Desktop pools that were stuck in the delete state. Reasons for this was failed attempts to delete Horizon View VDIs even though their corresponding vCenter Server VMs were successfully deleted. Below is a print screen from the Horizon View UI showing the state …

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Mar 22 2016

Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment

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This will be the first blog post in a series that will cover the Nutanix OpenStack solution and what could be better than starting with the deployment. I will not spend much time explaining the architecture but i’ll mention the three main components in the Nutanix OpenStack solution: Acropolis OpenStack Services VM (OVM) – This …

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Mar 16 2016

vRealize Automation 7.0.1 released

Yesterday, 2016-03-15, VMware released a minor patch for vRealize Automation meaning the new version is now 7.0.1. However, even though this is a minor patch it includes quite a lot of fixes and also a few new features and enhancements to existing feature. Three major new enhancements are included: Provides a management agent to automate …

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Mar 16 2016

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 released

Yesterday, 2016-03-15, VMware released vCenter Server 6.o U2 and ESXi 6.0 U2. There are quite a few good fixes and enhancements and i’ll list a few things i have seen in the field that will be fixed with these releases: Hostd stops responding when esxcli commands are executed using PowerCLI Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.5 …

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Mar 14 2016

Three years as a blogger

Today, March 13 2016, it has been three years since i started this blog and it has for sure been a fun ride. The initial idea was to use it as a personal online documentation library or personal usage & share my problems and solutions with anyone interested. I’m still blogging about my day 2 day …

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