William Beckett
William Beckett

William Beckett

17 Posts Brisbane, Australia

Nutanix Beam - Multi-Cloud Optimisation to Reduce Costs & Enhance Security - Part 1

Beam is a new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering from Nutanix as part of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS which is designed to help customers optimise and better manage cost and security when it comes to their public clouds. ...
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Nutanix AHV Best Practices Guide Updated - v4.1 Now Available

There are new versions of AOS and AHV in the wild and so the AHV Best Practices Guide (BPG) has been updated to cover any new features or enhancements that may have come out since the last BPG was released. ...
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Nutanix Era: It's all about Databases (not the span of time)

At this year's .NEXT conference, Nutanix pulled back the covers on a few new services they have been working on. I'm going detail a few of them here on my blog. First up is Era. An Intro to Nutanix Era Nutanix Era is a new suite of software from Nutanix ...
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Nutanix AOS 5.6

A little over a month ago, Nutanix released a new version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) bringing the latest version to 5.6. I thought I would wait until the dust had settled on this release a bit before I jumped into writing about it. I feel like a ...
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AHV & PVS - Together at Last

Nutanix has now released a plugin for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS)! This plugin will now allow you to use your AHV based Nutanix cluster as the host resources for your PVS vDisks. ...
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Citrix NetScaler Issue With Listener Policy and File Sharing

I came across a weird issue this week with a Citrix NetScaler that was load balancing a windows file share in active/failover mode. This particular vServer was loadbalancing a few services with CIFS being one of those services. The issue was simply that the CIFS file share was not ...
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Nutanix Software Only

Nutanix has been speaking openly about a ‘Software Only’ offering for a while now however no one has been able to divulge any information on what the offering will be, how it’ll work with support/maintenance or what hardware could be used with the software only solution. That is, ...
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Prism Central VM has no IP address

Prism Central v5.5.0.2 was recently released so I grabbed the metadata file and the binary to upgrade my existing Prism Central (which was version 5.5). Following the usual steps I take, I downloaded what I needed and uploaded the binary and the metadata file to the ...
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Nutanix Technology Champion

Every year Nutanix opens registrations to their Nutanix Technology Chamption (NTC) program. This program recognizes Nutanix enterprise cloud experts for their ongoing and consistent contributions to the community and industry. Nutanix Technology Champions are Nutanix advocates and technology ambassadors who influence change with practical advice, and bold ideas. It’s ...
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Moving Nutanix to a New Data Center

I recently went through the process of moving our Nutanix cluster to a new Data Center. Usually this sort of activity is what people dread given that traditional 3-tier infrastructure is so large and complex, however seeing as that this is a Nutanix cluster I’m talking about, it was ...
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