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 23 2016

VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Installation & Configuration


Basic documentation about my lab environment VMware vCenter Server 6.5 installation and configuration. I decided to run the UI based installation form my Windows 8 based VDI. However, there is a cli option available as well and i might run a quick cli installation in the near future….. Hang on for a lot of print screens:) …

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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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Nov 17 2016

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Resource Requirements

Just a quick blog post about the vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance resource requirements in terms of vCPUs, RAM and Storage per deployment size option. And yes, this is mostly for my personal documentation purposes since the information can also be found in the VMware vSphere 6.5 official documentation, Anyway, the following Deployment Sizes are available: …

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Nov 15 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7.3 and more updates released

Today, 2016-11-15, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) updated meaning it is now at level 4.7.3. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 4.7.3, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) 2.3.1 and Foundation 3.5. No new features added to AOS …

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Oct 21 2016

VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 3 Summary


The third and closing day, 2016-10-20, of VMworld is a bit different compared to the first two days since it does not contain a keynote session meaning the breakout sessions starts at 09:00 AM. The other VMworld 2016 Europe daily summaries can be found here: VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 1 Summary VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 2 …

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Oct 20 2016

VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 2 Summary


Second day, 2016-10-19, of VMworld started way better than the day before. Not stuck in traffic meaning ready when it started 09:00 AM CET. The other VMworld 2016 Europe daily summaries can be found here: VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 1 Summary VMworld 2016 Barcelona – Day 3 Summary Keynote The second days keynote is usually …

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Oct 18 2016

VMworld Barcelona 2016 – Day 1 Summary


So today, 2016-10-18, was my first day at VMworld  and it started with being stuck in traffic for about 30 min so i made it to the general session about 20 seconds before it started…. I’ll structure my daily summaries, yes i’ll keep that concept as well, this year pretty much same way as last year …

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Oct 17 2016

Nutanix @ VMworld in Barcelona 2016


Today, 2016-10-17, VMworld in Barcelona which will run through 17-20 October at FIRA GRAN VIA starts. I’m on my way to Barcelona right now and i hope i will be able to join the Nutanix party tonight. For those of you who can not attend VMworld in Barcelona you can watch the general sessions here.   Nutanix …

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Oct 12 2016

Nutanix can now run Citrix XenServer

Yesterday, 2016-10-11, Nutanix announced tech preview support for the latest version of the Citrix XenServer hypervisor meaning you as a customer now have the opportunity to select among four hypervisors for your Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform based environment: Nutanix AHV Citrix XenServer Microsoft Hyper-V VMware ESXi. The tech preview support will start with the new version …

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Oct 12 2016

Apply for Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) 2017


Yesterday, 2016-10-11, Nutanix opened the application for their Nutanix Technical Champion Program (NTC) for 2017. This will be the third year for this program and the NTC was actually opening the Nutanix .Next user conferance in Las Vegas in June 2016 which was pretty cool in my opinion. So if you’re a Nutanix expert that constantly …

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Oct 11 2016

Duplicate random generated data in Linux based VM


A few weeks back i create a blog post about how to create random data in a Linux (CentOS) based VM which you can read here.  Based on that post i have received a few comments and one in particular i’ll address in this blog post and it was about the time it takes to generate …

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Oct 04 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7.2 and more updates released

A few days ago, 20160930, Nutanix released an update to their existing AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) meaning it is now at level 4.7.2. Even though this is a dot dot release it contains a few new features including e.g.: Ability to use either Data Services IP or Cluster IP …

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Sep 30 2016

Need a Nutanix .Next blogger pass?


I’m happy to let all of my fellow blogger friends out there that if you still haven’t registered for Nutanix .Next user conference in Vienna November 8 – 10 November, 2016 you now got a chance to win a blogger pass. Based on the successful .Next event earlier this year in Las Vegas with over 2.500 attendees i bet …

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Sep 28 2016

Nutanix Pulse


A few questions i receive from time to time when talking to customers and potential customers are: What is Pulse? What information is included in Pulse data? How to configure Pulse? How does Pulse work? Almost all of the above information can be found on the Nutanix Portal but i’ll include a short summary in …

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