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Date registered: January 25, 2015

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  1. Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.0 — January 19, 2018
  2. VMware ESXi Upgrade 6.0 To 6.5 – Conflicting VIBs — January 11, 2018
  3. Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.2 Released — January 5, 2018
  4. VeeamOn Tour Virtual December 2017 – Free Recording Available — January 2, 2018
  5. Vembu Complying With The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — December 27, 2017

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Jan 19 2018

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.0

So this will be the third release, version 2.0, of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. You might be aware of that Nutanix moved Self Service Portal functionality from Prism Element (management of single Nutanix cluster) to Prism Central which can manage many Nutanix clusters (PEs) in AOS version 5.5. What you …

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Jan 11 2018

VMware ESXi Upgrade 6.0 To 6.5 – Conflicting VIBs

A few days ago I was contacted by a customer I used to work with before I joined Nutanix. They were in the process of upgrading their vSphere environment from 6.0 to 6.5 and had ran into a problem with the ESXi upgrade. After creating a vSphere Update Manager (VUM) baseline with the HP ESXi …

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Jan 05 2018

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.2 Released

Yet another vendor, this time Cohesity, has added functionality to backup virtual machines running on the Nutanix hyperviros AHV.  This means the following third-party vendors now support backing up AHV based VMs: Cohesity Commvault Comtrade Software HYCU Rubrik This in addition to the AOS built-in options provides a good backup and restore solution for AHV …

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Jan 02 2018

VeeamOn Tour Virtual December 2017 – Free Recording Available

Back in September I created the VeeamOn Tour Virtual December 2017 which talked about the Veeam virtual availability event that was about to take place now in December 2017. Just wanted to let you know that even if the event is over you got a chance to watch the recorded session in front of your computer, …

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Dec 27 2017

Vembu Complying With The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

I know that a lot of my readers are in the works of learning, understanding what needs to be done, creating strategies of how to meet and implementing processes and systems that meets the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next year. Just wanted to let you know that based on your requirements the Vembu BDR …

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Dec 26 2017

Nutanix AOS Version & More Released

A few days back Nutanix released a minor update to their 5.5 released which was GA 4 December 2018.  Read more about the 5.5 release This means the most current version of AOS is now AOS The is obviously just a minor update which fixes a potential upgrade issue so as usual read the …

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Dec 20 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 4.0 Released

A few weeks ago Nutanix released AOS 5.5 and also a new AHV version and I’m happy to tell you the AHV Best Practices Guide that reflects the new AOS and AHV version is available.The new version  ago an updated version of Nutanix AHV best practices guide (BPG) was released meaning the latest version available …

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Dec 20 2017

Application open for VMware vExpert 2018

Two days back VMware opened up the application for the VMware vExpert program 2018. There are a few changes this year compared to the previous once and one is the VMware vExpert page and submit process. To better understand what the vExpert program is all about I have taken a quote available on the vExpert …

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Dec 15 2017

Nutanix X-Ray Version 2.2 Released

Yesterday, 2017-12-14, Nutanix released a new version of X-Ray meaning the latest version is now 2.2. For those of you who have never seen or used X-Ray this is the information about the tool from the Nutanix Portal: “X-Ray is an automated testing framework and benchmarking application for enterprise grade data centers. X-Ray’s testing framework …

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Dec 12 2017

Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6.0 to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5

A few weeks back I did my first production environment migration of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Windows version to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5. I have tested this in customer lab and in my home lab before so it was not a new experience. Since the source vCenter Server used an Embedded Platform Service Controller …

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Dec 07 2017

Migrate Nutanix Self Service Portal To Version 5.5

This could be the easiest application migration you have ever completed Nutanix released Acropolis Operating System (AOS) version 5.5 a few days ago which I blogged about here. One major shift is that Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) has been moved from Prism Element, admin interface per Nutanix cluster, to Prism Central (PC), multi cluster …

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Dec 05 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.5 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-12-04, Nutanix has released new versions for a bunch of their products including: Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 5.5 AHV version 20170830.58 Prism Central version 5.5 Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) version 3.5 Foundation version 3.11.2 LifeCycle manager (LCM) 1.3 There are a ton of new features and enhancements so …

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Nov 29 2017

Heads Up! Set root password or disable root user in macOS High Sierra

Yesterday, 2017-11-28, I saw some pretty bad news around security in macOS High Sierra also known as Mac OS version 10.13.1 where you can access the computer with root user privileges WITHOUT a password. As you might know I have been running MacBook for a long time but this must be one of the worst …

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Nov 28 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 1.1

A while ago I published a blog post that includes a script you can use to create Nutanix AHV VM reports. The blog post can be found here. Now it’s time for version 1.1 and it comes with additional VM information to make   it more useful. The new metrics included are: Remote Protection Domain …

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Nov 28 2017

Nakivo version 7.3 Released

Today, 2017-11-28, Nakivo Backup & Replication version 7.3 was released. This release adds support for deduplication appliances such as NEC Hydrastor, EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, and Quantum DXi. When tested in a customer environment, this repository has demonstrated backup speeds that are up to 53 times faster than the regular backup repository. The new backup …

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Nov 21 2017

Backup vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Using PowerCLI

A few days ago I was asked to create a  VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) version 6.5 script using PowerCli. The request was to take a daily backup and send it to a FTPS location in a separate folder per backup. I found that Brian Graf has put together VCSA backup function which was really …

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