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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Top vBlog 2018 Voting is now Live!

​For a number of years Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land has been sponsoring the top vBlogger voting contest. This is where you, the reader, can get behind your favorite bloggers and help them rank! Last year was a record year with over 1,600 votes. And as usual, the great sponsor Turbonomics is backing it this year. Now you get your chance to pick 12 of your favorite bloggers and rank them in order of preference....

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Nutanix AOS and Prism Central 5.10 + More!

​Hot off the press is a bunch of new Nutanix software, via our Long Term Support (LTS) release cycle. AOS, Acropolis Operating System, is now up to version 5.10 as is Prism Central. Also in this release is an updated version of AHV (the Nutanix hypervisor). Our short term (STS) and long term release (LTS) cadence is new, so refer to KB #5505 for an explanation of the differences, so you can decide which train...

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SQL 2017 Always-on AG Pt. 8: ​AAG Setup

​In this installment we will perform several tasks needed to successfully configure a SQL 2017 Always-On Availability Group (AAG). Tasks include Windows firewall rules (if you use the Windows firewall), configuring a replication folder, creating a small sample database, and finally configuring the SQL AAG. ​We will need to create two new AD-based computer objects for our AAG. One is for the AAG itself, and the other is for the AAG listener (this is what...

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