Tag 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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Set VMware ESXi Date & Time Using esxcli

Yesterday, 2021-03-02, i ran into a problem where one ESXi server didn’t sync it’s time with the NTP server configured. It was lagging approximately 2h, 22min & 15sec. Current UTC was 07:51:55 when it should have been 10:13 The well known command esxcli is your friend if doing this via command line via SSH. trying …

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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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VMware vRealize Automation 8 & More Released

For about 1.5 months ago VMware announced vRealize Automation 8 which I wrote about here and yesterday, 2019-10-17, it was finally released. I have yet to download, install and verify if it is an on-premises version of vRealize Automation Cloud as stated during the announcements. Important: Picture borrowed from VMware official web site. Per the release …

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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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VMware vRealize Automation 8 Announced

VMware announced VMware vRealize Automation 8.0 during VMworld meaning we are out of the 7.X release train. As many of us predicted this release will be built on, same code base, as the existing vRealize Automation Cloud which is a Software As A Service (SaaS) released yearly 2019. The difference between vRealize Automation and vRealize …

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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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Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) Version 3.8 Released

A short note to let you know that Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) version 3.8 was released today 2019-07-12 and it comes with 20 new or updated checks plus improvements to pre-upgrade checks (including time to execute the pre-upgrade checks) which your environment will benefit from. NCC 3.8 requires minimum AOS version 5.5, meaning same requirements …

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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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VMware vRealize Automation 7.6 & More Released

Last week, 2019-04-11, VMware released a new version of vRealize Automation (vRA), formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) meaning the latest & greatest vRealize Automation version is now 7.6.0. Improvements and or new functionality in all the below following areas: Network You can configure both NSX-T & NSX-V to same vCenter Server endpoint meaning …

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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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