Remove Metro Availability

Remove Metro Availability Before you remove Metro Availability: Make sure to migrate all VMs off metro storage Make sure there are no local snapshot on the metro storage Remove Metro Login to the primary site and disable metro availability by clicking Disable. WARNING BOX: Disable Metro Availability on * ? Please update the DRS rules to… Read More »

Cross Hypervisor DR

Cross Hypervisor DR Cross hypervisor disaster recovery provides an ability to migrate the VMs from one hypervisor to another (ESXi to AHV or AHV to ESXi) by using the protection domains. To perform these operations, you need to install and configure NGT on all the VMs. Notes: This can only be done on Nutanix Hardware… Read More »

Where is all the storage gone on my Fusion VM?

Where did all my space go on my Fusion Linux Guest VM? After fighting this issue for the second time and not find any google search results, I have decided to write a short blog. VMware KB articles point to the /tmp/VMwareDND/ folder. Tried that without any luck. So going back to my short-lived Linux… Read More »

New Series – Migrations

Migrations I am going to start a new series on Migrations. I know Artur Krzywdzinski at vmwaremine.com has written about migrations for a couple of years.  Artur is a good friend. I am going to write my own migration processes without coping his original blog posts. It is about time that I start writing about the migration I… Read More »

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers Nutanix and Lenovo have teamed up and are giving away hyperconverged software and gear! For a limited time, New SMB customers can enter the Ultimate Hyperconverged Contest for a chance to win a Nutanix Xpress platform that’s fully loaded with 1 year of support and software license. But wait, there’s… Read More »

What’s New in vCenter Server 6.5

vCenter Server 6.5 The vCenter Server Appliance took center stage in this release. The installer has gotten a facelift with a new look and feel. Linux and Mac users can rejoice because the installer is now supported. If that isn’t enough out of the box change, the vCenter Server Appliance now has features that are exclusive: Migration Improved Management… Read More »

My Experience as a vCIO

My Experience as a vCIO I had the opportunity to become a vCIO for a medium sized company. I saw the opportunity as a challenge. I have had management training and have been considered a lead technical employee for over six year. What could be so hard… With that said I learned a lot. I… Read More »

Nutanix File Services

Nutanix File Services Setup When this post was written, the File Services feature was in tech preview A couple weeks ago I helped a client setup file services on a POC (Proof of Concept) cluster.  Below is the walkthrough. For this post PRISM has already been completely configured and domain authentication has been setup and… Read More »

VMware and the cloud

VMworld 2016 Day 1 To answer my first question, What did we learn… Not much. It was a hugely anti-climatic Keynote speak.  First we were enlightened, then we were told “On-Premise” and “Cloud” are the future. What, no year of VDI??? I have worked in the healthcare and credit card industry fields for many year. Cloud… Read More »

VMWorld 2016

VMWorld 2016 I have been given the honor of being granted a VMWorld blogger pass. So I have made all my arrangements to be at VMWorld 2016. I will be spending most of my time around the Nutanix booth and the hang space. I hope I can catchup with most of my readers and close… Read More »