Sep 28 2016

Nutanix Pulse

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A few questions i receive from time to time when talking to customers and potential customers are: What is Pulse? What information is included in Pulse data? How to configure Pulse? How does Pulse work? Almost all of the above information can be found on the Nutanix Portal but i’ll include a short summary in …

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Sep 16 2016

Veeam gives VCDX56 readers chance to win cool prizes

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I got some awesome news today. My blog sponsor, Veeam, has decided to give my blog readers from the Nordic countries an exclusive chance to win some cool prizes just by answering a few questions. Yes, you got that right, this is exclusively for my Nordic followers. This quiz won’t be available on any other website, so …

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Sep 13 2016

Disable ESXi host firewall ports using PowerCLI

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One thing i do for the majority of my vSphere implementations, today and previous over the years, has been to disable ESXi firewall ports not being used. There are at least a few, not always the same though, ports that will never be used no matter what environment we are talking about. The ports actually …

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Sep 07 2016

AHV Best Practices version 2.0 released

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Just wanted to let you know that Nutanix has released a new version of the AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, best practice guide. This document reflects the features available as of today, 20160907, and it includes the following topics: Networking VM Deployment Nutanix Guest Tools VM Data Protection Hypervisor Mobility and Conversion Virtual Machine …

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Sep 06 2016

Chance to win TurboStack Cloud Lab from turbonomic

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This is something you don’t want to miss, turbonomic (a long time sponsor of my blog) gives you the chance to win a TurboStack Cloud Lab.The only things you need to do for a chance to win are using this link, watch a short video, fill in contact information (Name, email, Company), respond to 2 …

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Sep 01 2016

Create & Configure Nutanix Cluster via command line

I have received a few questions about creating and configure a Nutanix cluster via cli. Since i’m doing that pretty much one-two times per quarter when changing hypervisor in my cluster i figure i can share the commands i’m using. You can create a bash script with static parameters or with user interaction requirements but …

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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

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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

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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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