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Unleash the awesome superpowers of the Nutanix PowerShell cmdlets

Unleash the awesome superpowers of the Nutanix PowerShell cmdlets

I don’t know if you are like me, but I’m a scripting nut. I figure that if I have to do something once, there is a fair chance I’ll have to do it again multiple times, sometimes months or even years later and I don’t want to have to bother to research it again, so why not simply script it now and sharpen my scripting skills in the process? I also find that if you can script something, you have generally a better...

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Remove tenant user from Windows Azure Pack

Remove tenant user from Windows Azure Pack

The only way (known to me) to remove tenant user  from Windows Azure Pack is by using Powershell. Below simple script to remove tenant user from Windows Azure Pack. Run it from one of the Windows Azure Pack servers. PowerShell # credentials for performing actions $AuthSite = <IP or FQDN of AdminAuthenticationSite>:30072 $Credential = Get-Credential $token = Get-MgmtSvcToken -Type Windows -AuthenticationSite $AuthSite -ClientRealm...

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Deploy F5 BIG-IP VE on Hyper-V

Deploy F5 BIG-IP VE on Hyper-V

Quick and easy step by step guide how to Deploy F5 BIG-IP VE on Hyper-V What is F5 – I think I don’t have to explain here. Since some time F5 released Virtual Edition for their flagship product  BIG-IP. It is supported on various hypervisor platforms: KVM – different vendors Microsoft Hyper-V 2008R2 and 2012R2 VMware ESXi – since 5.X XENServer – 5.5 and newer Below quick guide how to deploy BIG-IP VE on...

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Windows Azure Pack – The portal cannot load the management data for this resource type

Windows Azure Pack – The portal cannot load the management data for this resource type

Windows Azure Pack – The portal cannot load the management data for this resource type. From time to time you might end up with error when WAP cannot contact or fetch data from different parts. In my example, I I had problems with connecting to SMA – Service Management Automation. Before you start you have to have installed PowerShell and run commands from one of the Windows Azure pack servers. First what you have to do is set...

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Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Quick guide how to Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Some time ago Microsoft “kindly” allow their customers to run Linux workloads on Hyper-V. There are several Linux distribution supported on Hyper-V 2012 R2: CentOs 5 ,6 and 7 Ubuntu 12.X and 14.X Suse Linux Enterprise server from 9, 10, 11, 12 Redhat 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7 Debian 7 To get support on Hyper-V for latest Linux releases you must create VM with...

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Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Few weeks ago Nutanix announced beta tests for Nutanix Community Edition. Since .NEXT announcement Nutanix Community Edition is available for everyone and it is free. If you would like to get started I have several invitation codes which you can use it during registration process and get access to Nutanix Community Edition immediately. If you are interested to get code: post comment below and write why would you like to give test drive for...

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How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix

How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix

How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix Few days ago  I was helping on of my colleagues to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix. Here is the scenario. Existing Nutanix and vSphere cluster is based on IvyBridge processors. After sometime customer would like to expand its existing Nutanix deployment by adding several Nutanix and vSphere nodes. Almost all Nutanix nodes, from current Nutanix offering, are based on Intel Haswell. As you know, if...

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Ensure that the SQL Server is running and configured correctly, and try the operation again. ID: 2604

Ensure that the SQL Server is running and configured correctly, and try the operation again.  ID: 2604

Yesterday morning I tried to login to SCVMM 2012R2 and I got below error. I logged it to MSSQL server over SQL Management studio to check out if availability groups are fine. After around 10 minutes of investigation I found out LOG partition on SQL server run out of free space. I had to extend LOG virtual disk drive, extend LOG partition on MSSQL server and restart SCVMM services to make it working again. Database operation failed. Ensure...

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VMware vCloud Air on demand limited opportunity – Sign Up now !!!

VMware vCloud Air on demand limited opportunity – Sign Up now !!!

Would you like to try to play with VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand ? If so you can use below link to Sing Up and get 300$ free credits from VMware. In addition, on weekly basis VMware will vCloudAir on demand sign up link randomly draw a winner. That random winner will receive $500 in service credits automatically into their account instead of the regular $300. Who doesn’t want $200 extra to possibly magically show up in...

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Unable to upgrade the deployment. The requested VM size ‘A9′ may not be available in the resources supporting the existing deployment

Unable to upgrade the deployment. The requested VM size ‘A9′ may not be available in the resources supporting the existing deployment

While working with Azure Site Recovery manger and performing failover test for many, many times I faced several issues. Below is one issue and workaround I would like to share with you. Failover scenario: AD and DNS server (Group 1) 2 vCPU 3 GB RAM 40GB HDD Azure VM size – A2 DB server (Group 2) 4 vCPU 32 GB RAM 200 GB disk Azure VM size – A9 APP server (Group 3) 2 vCPU 6 GB RAM 60GB HDD Azure VM size – DC I created...

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