Jan 17 2017

Vembu – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

I’m very happy to announce Vembu as a VCDX56 blog sponsor. Vembu with HQ in Chennai, India, was founded back in 2002 so it has been around for quite some time. Vembu deliver software and cloud services and targeting small & medium business around the globe and have customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Vembus portfolio consists …

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Jan 13 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 3.0 Released

Just wanted to let you know that a new version of the Nutanix AHV Best Practices guide, version 3.0, was released today.  This is to keep up with the new features available in Nutanix AOS 5.0 released end of 2016 and reflects the features available as of today, 20170113, and it includes the following topics: Networking Virtual …

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Jan 12 2017

NAKIVO v7 beta available

Since i know quite a few of my blog readers are using or looking at Nakivo as their backup software i just wanted to let you know that Nakivo version 7 beta program is about to start. The biggest improvement will be support for Hyper-V based virtual machines. Both Hyper-V 2012 and Hyper-V 2016 will be included. …

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Jan 11 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM Management

This is the fifth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series about Nutanix SSP 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 …

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Jan 10 2017

OS X EL Capitan Remove Previous Recipients From Mail App

One thing that has been on my todo list for quite some time is to clean up wrong suggested email addresses from my MacBook OS X El Capitan Mail application. The reason is that one of my regular email contacts changed email address and the old one keeps being the default value when i type …

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Jan 09 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images

This is the forth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series about Nutanix SSP 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 …

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Jan 09 2017

VeeamON Conference 2017

Even though 2017 has just started i guess a few of my reader are attending their first user conference at this moment and for the rest of us it’s time to plan for our upcoming. I have been a regular visitor of VMworld for many years and of course i have also visited & participated in …

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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 about Nutanix SSP 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 …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects

This is the second blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series about Nutanix SSP 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 …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration

Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) 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: The other blog posts in the series about Nutanix SSP are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III …

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Dec 29 2016

OS X El Capitan bash profile alias configuration

Based on my blog post sshpass configuration & usage i have received a few questions about what configuration i have on the laptop i use for my daily work. The most obvious differences between the sshpass blog post and this one is that i’m: Using a MacBook, OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6, and not a Linux …

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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 14 2016

VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Deployment using CLI

A while back i wrote a blog post about the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5  Installation & Configuration via UI and as i mentioned in the blog post there is also a command line interface option (CLI) available and this is what this blog post will be all about. The procedure is really simple …

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Dec 09 2016

FirewallD Management in CentOS 7

During a recent project where i helped a customer implementing and migrating existing workloads to a Nutanix based vSphere environment i had to refresh my firewall, firewalld, knowledge. Here are a few sections to outline firewalld basic information, a problem description & solution and a command reference guide. FirewallD basic information FirewallD is available in CentOS …

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