Advanced Nutanix – PowerShell Edition: Ordered PD Restore

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In this post I provide a sample script on how you can use the Nutanix Powershell CMDlets and PowerCLI to restore PDs in a specified order. Here’s the…

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Advanced Nutanix – PowerShell Edition: Produce vDisk Report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In this post I provide a sample script on how you can use the Nutanix Powershell CMDlets to produce a report for every VM and vDisk on the…

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Advanced Nutanix: Using Nutanix PowerShell CMDlets to Manually Fingerprint vDisks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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As explained in the Elastic Dedupe Engine section of the Nutanix Bible, Nutanix uses a fingerprint (SHA-1 hash) to find and remove duplicate data. In this post I…

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Advanced Nutanix: Splunk Forwarder Deployment

Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Recently I’ve become a huge fan of Splunk and it’s capabilities and have put together the Splunk on Nutanix Reference Architecture.  In this post I’ll cover how to…

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Announcing: The Nutanix Bible

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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All — I’m very pleased to announce/introduce “The Nutanix Bible” which will be a living page/reference for everything Nutanix!  This page is being produced to serve as an…

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Advanced Nutanix: Simple ESXi Host Upgrades

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Managing a large lab environment and working with the latest/beta builds, I’m constantly upgrading my environments.  In this post I’ll cover how I perform ESXi host upgrades in…

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Advanced Nutanix: Cluster Expansion aka “Add Node”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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In the post I’ll explain how the “scale out” capabilities of the Nutanix cluster work and the process for cluster expansion (aka “Add Node”). From my perspective one…

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Advanced Nutanix: Extent Cache

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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In the post I’ll explain the Nutanix Extent Cache and how I use and tweak this in my environment. What is the Nutanix Extent Cache? The Extent Cache…

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Advanced Nutanix: ILM Hacking pt. 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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In the post I’ll explain what I do to start with a fresh Nutanix environment during test runs as well as other tips and tricks to get ILM…

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Advanced Nutanix: “Basics”

Thursday, June 13, 2013
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I have a few posts ready on some hacking of ILM and advanced configuration of the Nutanix platform, however in this post I wanted to focus on the…

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