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 »

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 »