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

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 for AOS 5.x family and e.g. the following important fixes for: The network stack Large VMs – in this case VMs with more than 256 GB RAM CVM …

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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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Apr 12 2017

ZertoCON 2017 – Get 30% Registration Discount

It’s about time to register for the second ZertoCON which is a conference that obviously focusing on the same thing as Zerto meaning Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. By reading this blog post and using the promo code, ZBLOG17, you’ll get a 30% discount of list price which is pretty good. The ZertoCON 2017 takes place in Boston, …

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Apr 05 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.0.2 & more updates released

Today, 2017-04-04, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) update meaning it is now at level 5.0.2. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 5.0.2 and Metro Witness 5.0.2. AOS 5.0.2 Its a maintenance release and includes new features …

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Apr 04 2017

Nutanix AHV Network Configuration – Only Use 10Gbps NICs

When you implement Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) all the available network cards (NICs) will by default be added the the single bridge (br0) created during the AHV installation and all the NICs attached to a network switch will be used. There are two ways available to determine the actual configuration: PRISM Click the Network link in …

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Mar 31 2017

Heads Up! Critical Security Patch Available for VMware ESXi & More

A few days ago, 2017-03-28, VMware released a few security patches that will prevent a guest from execute code on the ESXi host. This has been possible based on heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. Available VMware KB articles for these issues are: KB 2149672 KB 2149673 Affected VMware ESXi versions …

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Mar 30 2017

Heads Up! No More Third Party Virtual Switches API For ESXi

Update 2017-04-01 No it is official, see VMware KB 2149722 for more information. —————————————————————————————– Since I know quite a few of my customers are using third party switches in their vSphere environment instead of the VMware native Virtual Standard Switch (VSS) or vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS) i wanted to provide you with some information I have …

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Mar 30 2017

Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Network Placement

This blog post will cover how to change virtual machine (VM) network adapter (NIC) to AHV network mapping. You got two options to do this: PRISM – You need to delete the existing NIC and add a new one. This can be done while VM is running but you’ll lose the MAC address of the existing …

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Mar 28 2017

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 Released

So it has been a few months since the Nakivo Backup & Replication version 7 beta program started and today the software was released. I have written about all the new features and functionality included in this release before but I’ll include the summary further down in this blog post anyway. To get started click here or the …

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Mar 24 2017

Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Disk Bus Type

I have had a few questions about how to change bus type for a Nutanix AHV based virtual machine (VM) over the past month so this blog post will be how to change the disk bus type for a CentOS 7.3 based VM running on the Nutanix hypervisor AHV. You can add new disk and also delete …

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Mar 21 2017

Manage vSphere Virtual Machines in Nutanix PRISM

With the Nutanix AOS 5.0 release it is now possible to manage VMware vSphere ESXi based virtual machines (VMs) via Nutanix PRISM. VM management is controlled via the VM section in PRISM which you’ll reach by: Selecting VM in the main drop down menu Click Table and you’ll see all the VMs in table format. Both …

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Mar 18 2017

VMware Horizon 7.1 released

Quite a lot of my customers are running Horizon View as their Desktop virtualisation solution and a few days ago, 2017-03-16, VMware released a new version meaning the most current Horizon View version is now 7.1. For a dot release I must admit there are quite a lot of new features and enhancements. To name a …

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Mar 16 2017

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 b and more released

Two days ago, 2017-03-14, VMware released vCenter Server 6.5 b. This release includes a few enhancements related to time zones in both Linux and Windows guest operating systems. There are also additional features included in the vSphere HTML 5 based client in a lot or areas meaning it closing the gap to the vSphere Web …

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Mar 13 2017

Four years as a blogger

Well time flies and today 13 March 2017 I have been a blogger for 4 years. I’m still using the blog quite a lot for my own documentation purposes and focusing on the architectural and technical challenges I’m facing during my daily work. I published 84 new blog posts last year meaning there are now a …

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