May 26 2017

Import Windows Virtual Machine Using EFI Boot From VMware ESXi To Nutanix AHV

There are quite a few ways to migrate virtual machine (VM) from existing virtualisation solution to a Nutanix solution depending on e.g.: Source hypervisor Target hypervisor Keeping existing hypervisor or changing existing hypervisor. Moving VMs from non Nutanix system to Nutanix system Moving VMs between Nutanix systems. This blog post will cover a specific migration …

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May 19 2017

vRealize Automation Version 7.3 Available

A few days ago, 2017-05-16, VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) meaning the most recent version is now 7.3. There are enhancements in quite a few areas and some new pretty good feature I know people are looking for e.g.: Integration with Puppet High availability: …

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May 17 2017

Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix AHV Best Practices Guide Available

In addition to the “Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available” which you can read about here there is now a “Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix AHV Best Practices Guide” available. The following topics are included in the guide: Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Overview In-Guest VM Backup and Restore Component Overview Component Sizing Deployment …

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May 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VirtIO Driver Version 1.1.0 Available

A few days ago Nutanix released an updated version of their VirtIO which is used for Windows based Virtual Machines (VMs) running on Nutanix hypervisor AHV. The VirtIO package is a bundle of paravirtual device drivers which adds functionality, performance and stability to the VMs. This VirtIO driver requires the following operating system installed in …

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May 16 2017

May 2017 VCDX56 sponsor blog by NAKIVO

This months blog post is presented by Nakivio who will present a single device backup and restore solution. ————————————————————————————– NAKIVO VM Backup Appliance based on QNAP NAS available NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS combine the below components into a single device which results in less maintenance and smaller footprint. Backup hardware Backup software …

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May 16 2017

VeemOn 2017 Live Stream

I have previously written a blog post about this years VeeamOn conference held in New Orleans 16-18 May which you can find here. Just wanted to let you know that you can follow the conference via a live stream that will be broadcasted: Wednesday 17 May 09:00-11:00 CST Thursday 18 May 09:11:00 CST These sessions …

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May 15 2017

Altaro Migrate Virtual Machine Webinar

Just wanted to let you know that one of my blog sponsors, Altaro will host a “Migrate Virtual Machine To Hyper-V for VMware Administrators” webinar tomorrow May 16 at: Time for EU attendees: (2pm CEST) Time for US attendees: (10am PDT / 1pm EDT) And yes I know that most of my readers runs VMware ESXi …

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May 12 2017

List number of VMs per Nutanix AHV host

Got a question a few days ago about how to list number of virtual machines (VMs) per Nutanix AHV host. From the top of my head I can think of two ways: PRISM Script PRISM It’s really simple to either view VMs per AHV Hosts direct in the UI and even export the information to a …

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May 04 2017

Praim – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

I’m happy to account a new blog sponsor, Praim, who provides a complete systems that can be used to create and manage powerful, secure, cost-efficient, cloud-ready software and hardware workstations. Praim was founded back in 1987 so they have been around for quite some time and they are now considered as a leading vendor of …

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May 03 2017

Change & Verify Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine Network (VLAN) Placement

In most of my deployments I need to place the Nutanix Node (AHV, ESXi, Hyper-V) and the Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) on a non default VLAN. This blog post will cover the CVM part and by following the below steps you can easily place a CVM on a specific VLAN and also verify the …

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May 03 2017

Veeam Free Cloud Backup & DRaaS

Just wanted to let you know that Veeam and their Service Provider Partners (VCSP) are giving away up to 1 000 USD, 750 EUR or 7 000 SEK (for my Swedish readers) in Cloud Backup and DRaaS services. Before you can take advantage of this really good offer you need to be an existing customer or …

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Apr 30 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.1 & more released

So today, 2017-04-30, Nutanix has released a new version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) meaning the most recent version is 5.1. There are plenty of enhancements, new features and bug fixes including in this version. I have quite a few customers who have been waiting for Nutanix to …

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Apr 25 2017

Deploy and customize multiple Linux VMs on Nutanix AHV

A while back I wrote a blog post Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization where I used cloudinit to customize a Linux virtual machine (VM) after deployment. Based on that I have been asked how to do this when you’ll like to deploy multiple VMs same time. For testing purposes i have used a deployment script …

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Apr 19 2017

Nutanix AHV Network Configuration – Change Load Balancing

A while ago I published a blog post about how to configure the 10 Gbps Network cards (NICs) as the only active NICs for a specific AHV based Open vSwitch (OVS) bond which default is bond0 on AHV. Read that blog post here.  This blog post will be about changing the load balancing from the …

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Apr 12 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.43 Released

Updated 2017-04-26 AHV version 20160925.44 was released 2017-04-24 and it includes minor changed to the .43 released April 11. Release notes for .44 can be found here. —————————— Yesterday, 2017-04-11, Nutanix released a new version of their hypervisor AHV. This means the latest and greatest AHV version is now 20160925.43. This release contains broader support …

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Apr 12 2017

Manage ESXi Routing Via Command Line Interface

There are certain key combinations and commands I find more difficult to remember than others. I wrote about Send F Key to VMware Fusion via MacBook Keyboard and the next in line is routing for ESXi. This is not something i do very often but It happens from time to time. I will not go into …

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