Windows Storage Spaces with Nutanix

Nutanix is a great platform for running a range of workloads from small, medium, to large. As disk capacity requirements increase, it can be beneficial to back large data disks (e.g. 1TB+) with multiple smaller virtual disks (vDisks). Although not set in stone, using 4-6 virtual disks instead of one huge disk can significantly boost disk performance with these large data sets. Typically we see this most applicable to database-type workloads, where there is a...

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Nutanix Prism Central RBAC

In a very high percentage of enterprise environments you need to securely delegate access to various applications and infrastructure components. Unless you work in a mom and pop IT shop, you should follow the security principle of 'least privilege' with RBAC (Role based access controls). This means a person with elevated access should only have the permissions to do their normal day-to-day job, and no more. Yes, that means don't dole out Domain Admins rights...

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Adding Google Tag Manager to your WordPress Site

​Everyone is probably very familar with Google Analytics, for tracking page views and many other stats for your website. However, you may not be as familiar with Google Tag Manager. Google tag manager is a highly advanced analytics 'hub' that lets you create various triggers and tags, which can then be processed by a variety of analytics engines. GTM can allow you to track down to the 'click' level on your site, for example. Or...

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Nutanix Acropolis 5.10.0.1 Released

​A couple of weeks ago Nutanix AOS 5.10 was released, along with new versions of AHV (Nutanix Hypervisor) and NCC (Nutanix Cluster Check). These were long term support releases and contains a lot of new features. Today, we released a minor patch release for AOS and Prism Central, version 5.10.0.1. This update resolves an issue with ​licensing and stargate in AOS. Prism Central and AOS both have a fix for LDAPS and a Prism gateway...

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Nutanix Foundation Portable Betas Available

​For Nutanix partners, you will be familiar with our Foundation product. Foundation is how Nutanix bootstraps the hypervisor of your choice and our software stack on to bare metal hardware. Over the years Foundation has evolved and now comes in different forms, for different use cases. Partners and some customers will instantly recognize the 'CVM' and appliance VM forms of Foundation. The latest addition to the stable is "Portable"' Foundation, which is a native app...

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Nakivo Version 8.1 is Now Available

​Nakivo just released version 8.1 of their Backup and Replication Suite. Nakivo supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2.  ​What's new in this 'dot' release?  Policy based Data Protection NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 revolutionizes the way companies manage their backup operations by introducing Policy-Based Data Protection. Set up policies for your data protection processes and have the corresponding VMs protected automatically. When you add VMs that match your specified criteria, NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects...

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Trusted Remote Desktop Services SSL Certs for Win10/2019

One of the most popular posts of all time on my blog has been Create Trusted Remote Desktop Services (RDP) SSL Certificates for Windows 2008R2/2012/Win7. That article is a few years old, so I thought I would update it for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10. The fundamentals have not changed, but I had a few requests for an updated post...so here it is! When you install Windows it installs self-signed certificates for use with RDP....

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Nutanix “Files” 3.2.0 Now GA

​Hot off the press is Nutanix Files, at version 3.2.0. Nutanix Files is our distributed SMB and NFS v4 file server, which runs on the Nutanix platform. Major new features in Files 3.2.0 includes: 140 TB file shares - Files supports shares and exports of up to 140 TB in size. After the admin specifies a 140 TB max capacity when creating or modifying the share or export, the capacity will expand to 140 TB...

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Veeam Update for Nutanix AHV Customers

​Just a quick note that Veeam has updated their AHV Proxy appliance to build 1.0.457. This corrects a number of bugs, and a critical data corruption issue. So this is a MUST have patch for any Veeam customers using it along side Nutanix AHV. You can download Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV right here. And you can check out Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV 1.0 Update 1 release notes here.

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