Tag Archive: VM

Deploy and customize multiple Linux VMs on Nutanix AHV

A while back I wrote a blog post Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization where I used cloudinit to customize a Linux virtual machine (VM) after deployment. Based on that I have been asked how to do this when you’ll like to deploy multiple VMs same time. For testing purposes i have used a deployment script …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting

While I was visiting a customer the other week we started to talk about VM reporting for Nutanix AHV and what we can do. There are several options to get the information required e.g. via REST API, ncli, acli, PowerShell and so on. Since this customer runs no Windows based VMs or physical workstations we …

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ESXi 6 – The VMRC Console Has Disconnected

So a few days back i was experience an issue where i couldn’t connect to a VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 Patch 4 (build number 4600944) based Virtual Machine Remote Console (VMRC) at a customer. I have seen this quite a few times over the years and there are a lot of VMware KB articles available on the topic. …

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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 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 Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service …

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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 Cluster VM reporting using vCloud automation Center

This video will show how you can use vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRA), vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRO) and Nutanix API to create a simple email based report including the following information: VM Name Operating System IP Address Number of vCPUs Amount of RAM …

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VMware stretched cluster and VM swap file placement

A few days ago i came across a VMware vSphere, version 5.5, stretched cluster implementation that caught my attention. Background My customer uses the following setup: 8 ESXi version 5.5 hosts. 4 placed in Datacenter01 and 4 placed in Datacenter02 2 Storage systems. 1 storage node placed in Datacenter01 and 1 storage node placed in Datacenter02 …

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Move vCloud Director based VM between vSphere clusters

A customer contacted me a few days ago and wanted a operational procedure for moving a vCloud Director (vCD), version 5.5, based virtual machine (VM) from one vSphere cluster to another vSphere cluster. My customer uses vSphere version 5.5 and had one major requirement that had to be taken into account. The VM has to …

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Cannot power on virtual machine, CID mismatch

Last week i was contacted by two customers facing the same problem. Both customers running vSphere 5.1 U1 and ESXi 5.1 U1 and they couldn’t start one or more virtual machines and received the following error in the vSphere Web Client: The useful option to submit an error report in the vSphere Web Client adds …

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vCloud Director vApp VM stop action

I have been asked by a couple of customers lately why the vCloud Director (vCD) based VMs by default are being Power Off when you Stop a vApp using the vCD UI. This behavior applies to all existing vCD versions including the latest 5.1.2 release. The Power Off action does not perform a VM guest …

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VM per datastore PowerCLI e-mail report

I have been asked to create a monitoring script to calculate the number of virtual machines per datastore. I know there are a lot of examples in the community doing the exact same thing. This particular case includes one requirement which i have not seen in the communities examples. My customer wants one e-mail to …

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