Aug 28 2017

VMware Integrated Container 4.0 Announced

VMware Intergrated OpenStack (VIC), which is a VMware supported OpenStack distribution has been around for a few years. It built on the OpenStack Ocata release  and it runs on top of the VMware SDDC and it offers the following capabilities/meet the following use cases: Implementing a Developer Cloud Running Containers Leveraging Network Virtualization (VMware NSX) The …

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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 28 2017

Turbonomic Promotion During VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

It just got to my attention that one of my blog sponsors, Turbonomic, is running a pretty cool social media promotion during the 2017 VMworld event in Las Vegas which started yesterday, 27 August. There are three really nice prices: Oculus Rift Google Home Nvidia Shield The only thing you need to do to participate …

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Aug 27 2017

In Next Major vSphere Release VMware Plans to Deprecate……..

As you might have seen over the last couple of days VMware has announced that a few components and or features will be deprecated in the next major release of vSphere. The next release of vSphere will be a terminal release and the information in this blog post does not apply. vCenter Server for Windows …

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Aug 24 2017

Nutanix @ VMworld in Las Vegas 2017

This years US based VMworld conference is just a few days away and this year it will take place at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas August 27-31. As I previously blogged about here I have received a VMware blogger pass and will fly in to Las Vegas on Sunday Nutanix will be …

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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 22 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 3.1 Released

A few days ago an updated version of Nutanix AHV best practices guide (BPG) was released meaning the latest version available is 3.1. The BPG still covers the following areas: Networking Virtual Machine High Availability Acropolis Dynamic Scheduler VM Deployment Nutanix Guest Tools VM Data Protection Hypervisor Mobility and Conversion Live Migration CPU Configuration Memory …

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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 16 2017

Create Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Via Command Line

While travelling back home from last weeks Nutanix sales kick off in Las Vegas i tried to do some performance testing in my home lab via the airplane WiFi connection. After a resent request the airline has actually open up for outbound SSH connections so i was able to access my home lab via SSH …

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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 09 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.3 Released

Yesterday, 2017-08-08, Nutanix release a minor version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) and this means the most current version is 5.1.1.3. As you might be aware of the recommendation if running Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) has been not to upgrade to 5.1.1.1 & 5.1.1.2 from 5.1.x & …

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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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Aug 01 2017

Nutanix Network Visualization & Arista Switch Configuration

This blog post will cover Nutanix Network Visualization which is pretty handy when you need to further increase visibility into your datacenter infrastructure. The network visualization provides e.g. the logical to physical network mapping in Prism including VMs, AHV Hosts and physical switches and you can read more about about prereqs, supported switches, Visualizer here. …

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Jul 28 2017

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 & ESXi 6.5 U1 Released

Yesterday, 2017-07-27, VMware released an update to vSphere 6.5 meaning the latest release is now vSphere 6.5 Update 1. The release includes quite a few driver updates for ESXi and vCenter Server got a few new enhancements & features which I know a few of my customers have been waiting for such as: External database …

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