Nutanix File Services

Nutanix File Services Setup When this post was written File Services was still 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 tested.… Read More »

VMware and the cloud

VMworld 2016 Day 1 To answer my first question, What did we learn… No 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 »

Am I the underdog?

What is an underdog? The Merrian-Webster dictionary gives two definitions for underdog: a person, team, etc., expected to lose a contest or battle a less powerful person or thing that struggles against a more powerful person or thing The definition for kids is even better: a person or team thought to have little chance of… Read More »

Thick to Thin Provisioned Disks

How to migrate from Thick to Thin provisioned disks on a Nutanix cluster I have been doing a lot of conversion over the last couple of months.  This is one mistake I have come across in the field. Below is the description of each type of provisioning. NAME DESCRIPTION Eager Zeroed Thick An eager zeroed… Read More »

Will I hate this job??

Will I hate my job? I have received several comments over the last couple weeks, after I started a new job. When will you get tired of this job and start putting it down? Grow-up?!?!? You will never be happy in a career… I am not going to bring up old companies or employers. There were a lot… Read More »

CISCO HyperFlex, are they late?

CISCO has announced HyperFlex The new CISCO HyperFlex solution will be added on to their current product offerings. In 2016 the hyper-converged industries will be around a $1.9 billion dollars industry. Nutanix is slated to be their main competition within this industry. The current traditional Integrated systems account for $7.2 billion dollars. CISCO has been getting… Read More »

A new page in my book

**Updated: Grammar issues. I was trying to publish this post too quickly The New Page This will be a big page in my career. I am sure that most of you have known that I have looked for the next step in my career for the last 6-8 months. In earlier posts I talked about… Read More »

Where is EVO:RAIL?

What happened to EVO:Rail? This morning I was reading an article called EVO:Fail.  You can ready it here. When VMware announced that EVO:RAIL was the way that they would compete with companies like Nutanix or SimpliVity.  I took a long look into how and why. At VMWorld this year I asked around about how many people… Read More »

2015 – Great Start

2015 I saw Rene Van Den Bedem post on his 2015 accomplishments. I figured that I need to do something similar. Thanks Rene! Here are my accomplishments for 2015: Continued to blog Competed in the Virtual Design Master contest I was not the vDM Master but I learned a lot Awarded VMware vExpert, CISCO Champion,… Read More »