Magander3

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Date registered: January 25, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6.0 to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 — December 12, 2017
  2. Migrate Nutanix Self Service Portal To Version 5.5 — December 7, 2017
  3. Nutanix AOS Version 5.5 & More Released — December 5, 2017
  4. Heads Up! Set root password or disable root user in macOS High Sierra — November 29, 2017
  5. Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 1.1 — November 28, 2017

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  1. vCenter Server permission problem in vSphere 5.5 — 87 comments
  2. Nutanix Community Edition available — 57 comments
  3. vSphere 6.0 blog – Configuration maximums — 49 comments
  4. vCloud Automation Center network selection during VM request — 31 comments
  5. vSphere 6.0 blog – Multi Site Content Library — 31 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Nov 17 2017

Meet NPX 013 – Wayne Conrad

Name: Wayne Conrad NPX Number:013 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @wjconrad Virtualisation background: I started using ESXi 3.5 in 2007 or so on a small 3 host environment to run our corporate network. The consulting firm I was internal IT for at the time had been thinking of starting a VMware practice. The environment was …

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Nov 14 2017

Cisco CCNA Lab Guide Via Flackbox

Just a quick blog post about a Cisco CCNA Lab Guide created by Neil Anderson from Flackbox blog I came across when trying to improve my networking skills. Even though I don’t think I’ll sit the exam any time soon it’s a great source of information, configuration reference and examples that I bet you’ll find useful in your daily network …

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Nov 09 2017

Nutanix Acropolis File Services 2.2.1 Released

Today, 2017-11-09, Nutanix released a new version of Acropolis File Services meaning the latest version is now 2.2.1. Even though the new version includes mainly bug fixes there are two new features included which I know some customers will find useful and will make AFS a more likely option none AFS customers: AFS AV supports …

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Nov 06 2017

Hide MacBook OS X Desktop Icons & Redirect Screenshots

A few days ago I was in a cleanup mode and I figure I wanted to move, delete , sort the files on my MacBook since I’m trying to have some kind of discipline of what I’m keeping and where I’m keeping it. After cleaning up the three major folders where I keep my files …

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Nov 01 2017

VMware ESXi Esxtop Invalid Output Format (CSV)

A few days back I received a question regarding ESXi esxtop output format which looked more like a comma separated values (CSV) file than the normal table view you’re used to. And the CSV like output was constantly updating meaning estop was running but not just displayed correct. See sample output below. I’m running a …

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Oct 23 2017

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v3.0 Released

Happy to let you know that the latest VMware vRealize Automation on Nutanix Reference Architecture is available for download. Most recent version is now 3.0 and it includes the following software versions from Nutanix and VMware. vRealize Automation 7.3 vSphere 6.5 Nutanix AOS 5.1 vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for …

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Oct 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.3 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-10-18, Nutanix released an updated version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), AHV, Prism Central, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) and Foundation. The AOS 5.1.3 release includes improvements to the following areas: Support for Dell XC and Lenovo HX platforms using the Intel G6 SkyLake architecture. Deprecation of TLS …

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Oct 17 2017

Heads Up! Shockwave Flash Crashes In VMware vSphere Web Client 6.x

Updated 2017-10-19 – Additional information and a fix in the Adobe forum. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Just a heads up that all versions of the vSphere Web Client 6.5 (and also at least vSphere Web Client Version 6.0.0 Build 361739) will crash with the below error if using Adobe Shockwave Flash version 27.0.0.170: Shockwave Flash has crashed To …

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Oct 10 2017

Nutanix Xtract For Virtual Machine

In nearly every discussion I have with potential customers the questions comes up about how do we migrate existing workloads to Nutanix. Until today, 2017-10-09, the simple answer has been and still is that it depends on what you actually want to do. Lets say you run hypervisor X today and want to continue running …

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