Category Archive: ESXi

Remove vCenter Server NSX User Interface Plugin

For whatever reason i ran into a problem with the vCenter Server, version 7.0.1 & build number 17491160, client plugin NSX user interface plugin which was displayed with status failed. In vCenter Server virtual appliance (VA) i found a file called .com.vmware.nsx.ui.h5-6.4.5.13282012.incomplete but there was no plugin directory associated with NSX. The above file was …

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Nutanix Move 4.0 Released

Today, 2021-04-22, a new major version, 4.0, of Nutanix Move (Move) has been released. I’m sure you already know that Move is a VM migration tool which makes it possible to migrate VMs between environments with minimal downtime. The below picture explains the architecture of Move Picture borrowed from Nutanix official web site – The …

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Nutanix Move 3.7 Released

A new version of Nutanix Move has been released. This is the first dot release in 2021 and the latest version available is now 3.7. As you might know Move is a VM migration tool which makes it possible to migrate VMs between the following environments with minimal downtime: VMware ESXi to Nutanix clusters on …

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Nutanix Move 3.5 Released

A new version of Nutanix Move has been released. This is the first dot release in 2020 and the latest version available is now 3.5. As you might know Move is a VM migration tool which makes it possible to migrate VMs between the following environments with minimal downtime: VMware ESXi to Nutanix AHV VMware …

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Nutanix Move 3.4 Released

A new version of Nutanix Move which is the a virtual machine magration tool, which I guess most of you are familiar with, was released today 2019-12-04. This means the latest and greatest version is 3.4. The following new features has been added to the 3.4 release: Set timezone of migrated VMs to the target …

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Nutanix Move 3.3 Released

Just a quick note to let you know that a new version of Nutanix Move was released yesterday, 2019-09-30, meaning latest and greatest version is now Move 3.3. As I guess you know there are two options when running the Move VM, let it run on Nutanix AHV or on VMware ESXi. Good flexibility there. …

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Nutanix Move 3.2 Released

Nutanix Move is a tool to migrate virtual machines to the Nutanix HCI. Until the most recent release you could migrate VMs from the following sources to Nutanix AHV: vSphere ESXi Hyper-V Amazon AWS With the new Move 3.2 release which was made available a few days ago you can now also migrate VMs to …

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VMware ESXi – List Network Card Software Information

One of the things you need to check while doing network related troubleshooting is network card (NIC) driver, version and firmware. The command I have used for a long time do to dig up this information is ethtool. This works in most (can’t say all since I just don’t know) Linux based operating systems as well …

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Nutanix Move 3.0.2 Released

About 1.5 moths ago Nutanix Move (formerly known as Nutanix VM Migrate) 3.0 was release and last week a dot dot update was made available. This means the latest and greatest release of Nutanix Move is 3.0.2. I wanted to point this out since it includes quite a few fixes and some I found useful …

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Migrate ESXi VMkernel Port Group To A vSphere Standard Switch

One thing I don’t do very often is to move an ESXi VMkernel port group from a vDistributed Switch (vDS/VDS) to a vSphere Standard Switch/Virtual Standard Switch (VSS). It’s usually the other way around, right? So when I had that question last week I had to look it up in the UI and this is …

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Nutanix Physical Networking – How Can I Connect Nutanix Nodes

One question I receive on almost a weekly basis is how am I allowed to connect Nutanix Nodes in the same Nutanix cluster via physical switches. Even though there has been no official documentation around this there has been understanding on how to do things meaning keep them as close to each other as possible. …

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Nutanix Move 3.0 Released

Yesterday, 2019-03-13, Nutanix released Move version 3.0 and for those of you who never heard about it it’s actually the new name for the good old Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines. One of the most significant improvements in this version is that you can now migrate VMs from Hyper-V to AHV meaning the following sources …

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Nutanix Xtract For VMs Version 2.0.3 Released

Yesterday, 2019-02-04, Nutanix released a new version of its VM migration tool called Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines meaning latest and greatest version is now 2.0.3. For those of you that don’t know, Xtract for VMs is a tool to migrate VMs to Nutanix AHV hypervisor AHV. I know it is a dot dot release but …

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Nutanix Guest Tools Report Via REST API

Just a quick blog post about how you can verify what NGT version is installed in each of your VMs but fist I’ll list some links to other NGT related blog posts which you might find useful NGT Description Install NGT Manage Nutanix Guest Tools For Cloned VMs The below script will give you information …

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Manage Nutanix Guest Tools For Cloned VMs

This blog post will cover how you can manage, enable, Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) for cloned VMs instead of doing it manually for every new clone VM. A description of NGT can be found here. The manual process is described in the Nutanix Prism Web Console Guide but is you create multiple VMs it might be …

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Nutanix Xtract For VM Version 1.1.2 Released

In October 2017 I wrote a blog post about Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines which provides almost no VM downtime during the migration from vSphere ESXi to Nutanix AHV. Now, 2018-01-30, version 1.1.2 has been released and it comes with a few enhancements which can/will make your even life easier when migrating VMs to Nutanix …

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