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#Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open

#Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open

Finally it is official – Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open. Why to sing in: Would you like to touch disruptive technology  from most successful technology startup for past 10 years ? Would you like to see why Nutanix is so successful and uncompromisingly simple ? Why Nutanix community is so  great? How easy is to setup Nutanix cluster ? How easy is to operate, manage, maintenance Nutanix cluster ? Why storage...

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Download System Center technical Preview 2

Download System Center technical Preview 2

Microsoft release Technical Preview 2 for its flagship products. Below you can find links you can download VHD and play with. System Center Technical Preview 2 Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Data Protection Manager – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Orchestrator – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Service Manager – Evaluation...

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Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

When you run virtual machine on Hyper-V in cluster mode – protected by Hyper-V HA services you have to use Microsoft failover cluster manager to Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk drive. Shutdown virtual machine Start Failover cluster manager Connect to Hyper-V failover cluster Click on roles From right click menu click on VM settings Mark disk –> Edit –> Next From Choose action menu à Expand Provide new disk...

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WAPack – The current user does not have administrative privileges

WAPack – The current user does not have administrative privileges

I spent some time at my lab to build up private cloud based on Microsoft Windows Azure Pack running on top of Nutanix and Hyper-V. I have to admit it went better then I was expecting. Obviously, I hit few issues (OK, more then few :-)) one of them was problem with start configuration wizard after WAP services installation. When you deploy one of the WAP services, at the end of the installation, installer starts web browser on address...

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How to make Hyper-V Virtual machine highly available

How to make Hyper-V Virtual machine highly available

Maybe this is silly topic but for someone who spent 8+ years working with VMware technology jumping over to Microsoft software stack it is not always easy :-). General thinking and assumption was: When I have VM running on the cluster – my assumption was – it must be protected by HA, right ? The answer is, no .When you run VM on Hyper-V it is not protected by failover cluster by default. There are few ways how you can enable...

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Generation 2 virtual machine support on Azure

Generation 2 virtual machine support on Azure

I’ve seen some information about Hyper-V Generation 2 virtual machines are now supported on Azure. Asking around and looking at MSFT official documentation or several blog posts I got confused. Some sources says it is supported some sources says – not supported. I decided to test it. I’ve created several VMs on my Nutanix test lab and included them into Private cloud on SCVMM. Workloads in my SCVMM private cloud are in...

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Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2

Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2

Cannot add library server in SCVMM 2012 R2  Few days ago I deployed SCVMM 2012 R2  U5 failover cluster. When SCVMM run on  failover cluster installation process skips the SCVMM Library configuration part – you have to add Library to SCVMM server manually after deployment is finished. There are few possibilities: Use separate standalone server for Library use one of the SCVMM Failover cluster nodes as library server or any other...

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One click upgrade – Nutanix Operaiting System upgrade

One click upgrade – Nutanix Operaiting System upgrade

The biggest operational pain point in standard 3 Tier architecture was (and still is) maintenance. Regardless if it was Hypervisor upgrade\update or firmware update. As for now, to perform upgrade usually one has to: go vendor or vendors website, check hardware vs firmware vs hypervisor for all components BIOS version HBA firmware and drivers NIC firmware and drivers supported hypervisor version and so on and so on download all necessary...

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Cool Tools – RVTools 3.7 available for download

Cool Tools – RVTools 3.7 available for download

My favorite free tool RVTools is available in new version 3.7. It is available to download from roboware.net . RVTools is .NET application which helps to find out misconfiguration in your virtual kingdom as well as you can use it as reporting tool. What’s new in RVTools 3.7 VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5 Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk,...

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InfraXstructure conference in Poland

InfraXstructure conference in Poland

A new Data Center conference comes in April! InfraXstructure is the first conference in Poland created by the  independent experts in Data Center technology. The first edition of InfraXstructure is going to be held on 21st of April in Raddisson Blu Hotel in Warsaw. Independence, practical solutions and a focus on technology – those are determinants of the quality of InfraXstructure! Who should attend? The conference is adressed to...

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