William Beckett

Nutanix AHV with Citrix MCS and Citrix Cloud - VMs not starting from Citrix Studio

I found out the hard way that there are somethings that should remain untouched when it comes to Citrix MCS and Nutanix AHV. I'm hoping this post help others who may have come across similar issues. ...
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Nutanix AOS 5.9 (STS) is here!

AOS 5.9 (STS) is now available to download from the Nutanix Portal. ...
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Prism Central - Configure SAML Authentication using ADFS

The latest version of Prism Central (v5.8) brough a bunch of new features. One of these features is the support for using an external Identity Provider (IDP) instead of or along side LDAP (Active Directory or OpenLDAP). ...
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[How to] Remove Old Snapshots on Nutanix AHV

Sometimes when deleting VMs you can forget to check if the VM you are deleting has existing snapshots prior to it being deleted resulting in orphaned snapshots hanging around on the cluster. You can use acli to clean them up. ...
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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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