Category Archive: Nutanix

Feb 10 2017

Nutanix OpenStack Virtual Machine Version 2.1.4 Released

A few days ago, 2017-02-02, Nutanix released a new version of their OpenStack Virtual Machine (OVM) so the current version is now 2.1.4. There are quite a few enhancements but one specifically I wanted to let you know. It is now possible to to configure the OVM in a High Availability mode This is excellent news …

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Feb 08 2017

Nutanix Prism Element, Prism Central & Prism PRO

Just wanted to share an excellent Nutanix Prism Element (also known as Prism), Prism Central & Prism Pro  video presentation by my Nutanix colleague Marc Malotke. A few words from Marc about the video: Prism not only allows you to manage your datacenter from a single pane of glass, it also removes risk from your future …

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Feb 01 2017

Nutanix AHV and Windows Server Guest Customisation

A while back i wrote a blog post about Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization and based on that one i have had a few requests about how to do the same for Windows based VMs so that is the topic for this blog post. For Windows based systems, if deploying VMs from base/template …

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Jan 30 2017

Nutanix .Next Tour In Stockholm

Just a quick reminder for those of you who have not already signed up for the Nutanix .Next Tour In Stockholm February 8, 2018. Click the figure below or the following link to register. This event is a chance for everyone who did not attend one of the two Nutanix .Next user conferences last year to …

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Jan 21 2017

Nutanix NX-3155-G5 Now Available

Just a quick blog post to let you know that the NX-3155-G5 Node focusing on graphics intensive applications in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space is now available. To make sure the best possible end user experience is provided the NX-3155-G5 node is configurable with one of the following GPU options: 2 x NVIDIA M10 2 …

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Jan 19 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part VI – Catalog Items

This is the fifth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service …

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Jan 18 2017

Nutanix Single Node Backup & Restore Solution Now Available

With Nutanix AOS version 5.0 there is now an opportunity to use a single Nutanix Node as a backup and restore / replication target. I have briefly mention this here before but wanted to give you some more information around this since i have received a lot of questions about the solution over the past weeks. The …

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Jan 05 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles

This is the third blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM management Nutanix Self …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects

This is the second blog post in the Nutanix Prism Self Service (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM management …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration

Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) is the user interface (UI) for the Nutanix Prism Self Service feature released with Nutanix AOS (formerly known as NOS or Nutanix Operating System) version 5. The following blog posts are included in the blog post series: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self …

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Dec 23 2016

Nutanix AOS version 5.0 and more released

Yesterday, 2016-12-22, Nutanix released a new major version of AOS formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS). This means version 5.0 also known internally as Asterix announced during .Next In Las Vegas earlier this year is available for all customers. I wrote about the announcements from .Next in Las Vegas here so i will not include all the new features …

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Dec 22 2016

sshpass configuration & usage

An ongoing project is very Linux oriented and i was given a CentOS based VM by the customer to use while delivering the project. This blog post will provide some tips to make administration a bit easier. Yes i know that you might not want to put password in a text file, which i do …

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Dec 19 2016

Nutanix Technical Champions 2017 announced

A while back i wrote that you could apply for the Nutanix technical Champion (NTC) title and apparently a lot of people did apply. Just wanted to let you know that the NTC award has been announced for 2017 and there is a total of 150 NTCs.  The list includes some really interested champions including both end customers …

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Dec 07 2016

Chance to win a Nutanix Xpress and more….

I really encourage all Nutanix customers and potential Nutanix customer located in United States to take a minute and register here for a chance to win a Nutanix Xpress. The following three elements make up the prize: Nutanix Xpress AHV Hypervisor Prism Management The Nutanix Xpress comes with the following specification: Three nodes with the …

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Dec 01 2016

Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization

I have received a few questions lately regarding Linux VM customization when using Nutanix AHV formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor. This blog post will show how easy it is to get going with the well known Linux customization tool cloud-init and the showcase will be the following: Set VM hostname Set VM FQDN Name Update the /etc/hosts …

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Nov 21 2016

Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available

This, Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available, might be the longest heading during my 3.5 years as a blogger but what can you do:) Anyway, there is now a best practices guide available describing how you deploy Veritas NetBackup and vSphere on Nutanix infrastructure. So if you are already running that setup …

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