Jun 30 2016

Top vBlog results 2016 are out

Beginning of May this year the annual top vBlog voting hosted by Eric Siebert at vSphere-land and sponsored by VMTurbo started and today, June 30) the results were announced during a live session which you can watch here in case you missed it. This year Eric Wright from VMTurbo and John Troyer participated in the live session were the top 25 spots were …

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Jun 28 2016

Test Drive Nutanix

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There is already a software only version available, Nutanix Community Edition, which you can access via Nutanix CE home page but now Nutanix has taking this even further and actually provides you with a Nutanix CE instance in the cloud. You can access and start using a Nutanix CE version in just a few minutes without …

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Jun 28 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7 Released

Last week during the Nutanix .Next conference a few really cool announcements were made as i described in the Nutanix .Next Summary blog post. Today, 2016-06-28, Nutanix released AOS 4.7, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), so many of the features announced are actually be made available for all existing customer with just a click …

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Jun 24 2016

Nutanix .Next 2016 Summary

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This blog post will be my personal summary of what was announced, discussed and presented during the Nutanix .Next conference at Wynn resort in Las Vegas 20-22 June 2016. It was a great event and i’m sure you’ll find the new stuff really exciting The key message during the conference was all about Nutanix is the …

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Jun 23 2016

Gain control over your IT costs

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One thing that many IT organisation (shops and or departments), no matter their size, tend to struggle with is calculating the exact cost of their operations including e.g.: Software license Software maintenance Hardware (incl support and maintenance) Operational costs Salaries Other expenses. I have seen this many times during my almost 17 years in the …

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Jun 23 2016

June 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Infinio

This blog post i delivered by the blog sponsor Infinio who presents three top things to know about Infinio’s Accelerator 3.0 release. A while back week we released version 3.0 of our flagship Infinio Accelerator product, a software-based server-side cache that provides high performance to any storage system in a VMware environment. Here are 3 …

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Jun 22 2016

Meet NPX 010 – Sachin Bhowan

Name: Sachin Bhowan NPX Number: 010 Employer: VMXperts Blog URL: Twitter: @sbhowan Virtualisation background: I started with VMware in 2003 to develop a disaster recovery platform and have been working with virtualization ever since. Storage Background: Have worked with multiple and various storage platforms throughout my career in terms of design, troubleshooting and managing these platforms.C …

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Jun 19 2016

Nutanix .Next Conference 2016 in Las Vegas starts tomorrow

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So it’s almost the day when it all starts meaning it’s finally time for the second Nutanix user conference, .Next. This time it is held in Las Vegas at the Wynn resort. Since i’ve been in Las Vegas for the past week doing some work i pre-registered and met up with a few colleagues, partners, …

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Jun 07 2016

Deploy AHV based VMs via vRealize Automation

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This is a follow up post to the Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation released a few weeks ago. My colleague Gabe Contreras put this one tighter and it will show you how to configure a vRealize Automation (vRA) Openstack Endpoint, create a vRA reservation, and create a vRA blueprint for provisioning to AHV. Follow the below steps …

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May 31 2016

Meet NPX 009 – Richard Arsenian

Name: Richard Arsenian NPX Number: 009 Employer: Nutanix Inc Blog URL: http://headintotheclouds.com Twitter: @richardarsenian Virtualisation background:Working with VMware technologies since 2005 Storage Background: Shared storage experience with a wide range of technology vendors, in particular EMC Hyper Converged Infrastructure background:  Whilst at VMware I began to see a growing trend with hyper Convergence technology coupled with …

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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 2016 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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