Category Archive: Other

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

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 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 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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Oct 09 2017

Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition

I case you haven’t notices Vembu released a free version of their BDR (Backup, recovery & disaster recovery) software a while ago. The feature set in the free edition is very rich and focuses on the backup and restore part. Useful links Software Download Free vs Paid comparison Additional information It is the same software …

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Sep 20 2017

VeeamOn Tour Virtual December 2017

Just wanted to take the time and let you know that Veeam is hosting a Virtual Availability Event later this year with same setup as last year when 2 400 users attended the show. The setup means you can participate in the event from your home or office chair (no travel included) since it is in …

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Aug 28 2017

Nakivo version 7.2 Released During VMworld 2017 In Las Vegas

Today, 2017-08-28,  Backup & Replication version 7.2 is released. The 7.2 beta program was announced in July which I blogged about here. NAKIVO is present during VMworld in Las Vegas so swing by their booth #829 to learn more about their new version. All the major features included in the beta program made it to the GA …

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Aug 23 2017

Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 Released

Yesterday, 2017-08-22, Zerto released a new version of their Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) and there are quite a enhancements and new features available. As I know many of my readers will be at VMworld next week  it makes sense to step by the Zerto boot #630 and check out all goodness. Below is a short summary …

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Aug 21 2017

Useful Commands & Tools When Working With JSON & REST API

Over the years I have worked with JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) to create various automation and or orchestration workflows which integrate with system providing a Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API). This post will summarise the tools I use on a regular basis. Some of the figures in this blog post show up …

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Aug 17 2017

Nutanix SCOM Management Pack Version 2.0 Released

Yesterday, 2017-08-16, Nutanix released a new version of its Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Pack meaning the latest release is now version 2.0. A major change in this version is that it uses Nutanix Representational state transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API) and the dependency for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has been removed. …

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Aug 10 2017

Top vBlog Results 2017 Are Out

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES, MUCH APPRECIATED Starting with the THANK YOU is a bit backwards but it’s the most important part of this blog post. 31:st of May 2017 the annual top vBlog voting hosted by Eric Siebert at vSphere-land and sponsored by Turbonimic, for the second year in a row, started and yesterday 10 August …

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Aug 07 2017

Win A Microsoft Ignite® Conference Pass Via Turbonomic Cloud Burst Sweepstakes

It’s my pleasure to let you know that Turbonomic Cloud Burst Sweepstakes series will give you a chance to win prizes three months in a row starting September 2017. The first one, drawing held 1 September, Turbonomic gives you a chance to win a Microsoft Ignite® full conference pass. Microsoft Ignite® is taking place September 25 – …

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Jul 17 2017

NAKIVO v7.2 beta available

Just a quick post to let you know that Nakivo v7.2 beta program will be announced tomorrow Tuesday 18:th July. Version 7.2 will include quite a lot of new features including e.g.: VM Backup Appliance Based on Asustor NAS Improvements to the Job Scheduler Calendar Dashboard Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft SQL Microsoft SQL Log …

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Jul 07 2017

Meet NPX 011 – Samuel Rothenbühler

Name: Samuel Rothenbühler NPX Number:011 Employer: Amanox Solutions Blog URL: Twitter: @bancswissunique Virtualisation background: Started working with VMware VI 3.5 in 2008 at a VMware customer. Today I work as an architect mainly with VMware vSphere and Nutanix AHV and to a smaller extend with Hyper-V. Storage Background:Storage was my main focus when working for EMC …

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Jun 14 2017

Win VMworld 2017 Tickets Via Veeam

Just a quick note if you have missed that Veeam gives you a chance to win 1 of 10 VMworld 2017 full conference passes. This is a great way of supporting the virtualisation community by Veeam so thanks for making this happen. As a lucky winner you can actually decide if you want to go to VMworld: …

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Jun 07 2017

Turbonomic Version 5.9 Released

Yesterday, the national day of Sweden 2017-06-06, Turbonimic released a new version of their Hybrid Cloud Management Platform meaning the latest and greatest version is now 5.9. This could as well has been a full release and not just a dot release based on the new capabilities. Now you got a single pane of glass to control all …

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