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Nutanix - the Energizer Bunny of IT Infrastructure

“Software Defined” has become the epithet of the Nutanix solution, but you will always need hardware and hardware will always fail.

Recently we installed a relatively new NX-3460 for a Proof of Concept (POC) with all four nodes showing as up and running in the Prism management with no alerts. 508 more words

Linux Containers

After much tinkering and cursing, I finally managed to get Linux Container running. I had originally wanted a Fedora container, but for some unknown reason, the container would not start. 71 more words


vCenter Server 5.5 Rebuild


I’ve worked on rebuilding a vCenter server due to one of the services failing to start and in this blog post, I will try and assist people who is planning to rebuild the existing vCenter server. 678 more words


Windows Server 2012: The breakdown

Many may consider Microsoft Windows Server 2012 as the enemy because SBS was axed in the process of releasing it. But, the different editions of Server 2012 (Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacentre) will cater for the small, medium and large organisations, it just might be a little more costly in some scenarios. 386 more words

IT Infrastructure

6 Lessons from Virtualisation and Cloud – Part 1

Over the last few years I have seen many of my customers transform their IT and businesses, as they grappled with emerging technologies, namely virtualisation and cloud… 567 more words


PowerShell Plug-in for vCO Part 1 - Installation


VMware vCenter Orchestrator (hereafter vCO) was deployed a few weeks back and it’s been decided to deploy PowerShell plug-in for advanced automation workflows. Due to the lack of documentation, it wasn’t straightforward installing & configuring PowerShell host. 668 more words


SDx: The Next Big Thing

There is no doubt about it, the industry is moving fast… And just as we thought we had got our heads around SDN (Software-Defined Networking), a whole new set of buzzwords has appeared on the scene, as the industry progresses ever further down the path towards better agility, flexibility and streamlined network resources. 337 more words