Tag Archive: hyperconvergence

Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine High Availability

Approximately four years ago a wrote a two blog post series about Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine High Availability (VMHA) which are obsolete so do not refer to the below once for AHV HA functionality: Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability – Part I Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability – Part II Over the years I have …

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Nutanix AOS 4.7.1 Released

It has only been about 1.5 months since Nutanix AOS 4.7 was released which i wrote about here and yesterday (2016-08-11) a maintenance release AOS 4.7.1 was shipped. As for any other maintenance software release they are mostly about bug fixes but one major new feature is support for sharing a virtual hard disk file (VHDX format) among multiple …

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Nutanix OpenStack Part IV – Image Management

This will be the forth part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series and it will cover the OpenStack Glance Image service. The following blog posts has been released so far: Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management Nutanix OpenStack part III – Network Management It’s now time to …

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Nutanix OpenStack Part III – Network Management

This will be the third part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series and it will cover the OpenStack Neutron network service. The following blog posts has been released so far: Nutanix OpenStack Part I – Deployment Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management It’s now time to create two networks that can be used …

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Nutanix AOS 4.7 Released

Last week during the Nutanix .Next conference a few really cool announcements were made as i described in the Nutanix .Next Summary blog post. Today, 2016-06-28, Nutanix released AOS 4.7, formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), so many of the features announced are actually be made available for all existing customer with just a click …

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Gain control over your IT costs

One thing that many IT organisation (shops and or departments), no matter their size, tend to struggle with is calculating the exact cost of their operations including e.g.: Software license Software maintenance Hardware (incl support and maintenance) Operational costs Salaries Other expenses. I have seen this many times during my almost 17 years in the …

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June 2016 VCDX56 sponsor blog by Infinio

This blog post i delivered by the blog sponsor Infinio who presents three top things to know about Infinio’s Accelerator 3.0 release. A while back week we released version 3.0 of our flagship Infinio Accelerator product, a software-based server-side cache that provides high performance to any storage system in a VMware environment. Here are 3 …

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Nutanix .Next Conference 2016 in Las Vegas starts tomorrow

So it’s almost the day when it all starts meaning it’s finally time for the second Nutanix user conference, .Next. This time it is held in Las Vegas at the Wynn resort. Since i’ve been in Las Vegas for the past week doing some work i pre-registered and met up with a few colleagues, partners, …

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Meet NPX 009 – Richard Arsenian

Name: Richard Arsenian NPX Number: 009 Employer: Nutanix Inc Blog URL: http://headintotheclouds.com Twitter: @richardarsenian Virtualisation background:Working with VMware technologies since 2005 Storage Background: Shared storage experience with a wide range of technology vendors, in particular EMC Hyper Converged Infrastructure background:  Whilst at VMware I began to see a growing trend with hyper Convergence technology coupled with …

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Nutanix Xpress

Yesterday, 2016-05-24, Nutanix announced a new offering that will bring the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to the SMB market. If you find this interesting i suggest you sign up for the virtual launch even that will be held June 28 using the following link. The Nutanix Xpress software edition will include the following capabilities and features: …

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My second company podcast

Last year i did my first company podcast when i had a chat with AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner about vRealize Automation (vRA) formerly known as vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) which can be found here. Last week i had the pleasure to record my second one also hosted by the same awesome crew (AngeloLuciani and Dwayne Lessner) and this time we had a …

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Nutanix AHV, OpenStack & vRealize Automation

There has been a lot of discussions lately around vRealize Automation (vRA) and AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, integrations and if it possible to manage AHV based virtual machines (VMs) via vRA. As many of you already know Nutanix has released its own OpenStack solution that manages AHV objects. The OpenStack solution consists of a single …

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Nutanix OpenStack Part II – Project & User Management

This will be the second part of my Nutanix OpenStack blog series. The first one was about the Deployment and can be found here. Now when we have the solution up and running it’s time to create the Projects needed and for those of you who have never worked with OpenStack a project can be …

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Remove Horizon View Desktops Pools and VMs stuck in delete state

A while back i had to manually clean up some Horizon View (version 6.2) Desktop pools that were stuck in the delete state. Reasons for this was failed attempts to delete Horizon View VDIs even though their corresponding vCenter Server VMs were successfully deleted. Below is a print screen from the Horizon View UI showing the state …

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Install And Manage Nutanix Guest Tools

Updated 2018-06-25:  Link to blog post to Manage Nutanix Guest Tools For Cloned VMs Updated 2017-11-15:Information about how to check NGT status in Linux based VMs ————————————————————————————— In the Nutanix Guest Tools blog post i explained what Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) is and what features it provides. This blog post will focusing on the installation of NGT in …

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Meet the new NPX Program Manager – Chris Skinner

A few months back Mark Brunstad, former Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) Program manager moved on to another role at Nutanix and the Chris Skinner is now the the new NPX Program Manager. I’m very glad Chris had the time to answer almost the same questions as Mark and below you’ll find the answers. Name: Chris Skinner Employer: Nutanix …

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