Nutanix: Deploy Single-Node Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 over VMware vSphere 6.7 in Nested Mode – OVF Format

Greetings friends, I have told you on numerous occasions how to deploy Nutanix Community Edition on different platforms such as VMware Fusion, using ISO, using PowerShell to create a cluster of three nodes, and so on. Today I bring you something much simpler, it only takes 5 minutes to have a Single-Cluster since I have altruistically created an OVF image ready for you to try Community Edition today.

System requirements to deploy Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 in OVF format

I want to emphasize that this image is based on the latest version of Nutanix Community Edition 5.10, which was announced a few days ago, and that this OVF is intended only to be deployed nested on vSphere or ESXi, we go with the requirements, the image is consuming the following, but you can edit CPU and RAM:
  • Intel CPU, 4 cores minimum, with VT-x support enabled. The image has 8 Cores, 2 processors of 4.
  • Memory 16GB minimum. The image has 24GB
  • Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server to install Hypervisor Acropolis, ≥ 16GB
  • Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server, ≥ 200GB per server. We'd better deploy it over SSD.
  • Cold Tier (HDD) One SSD for each server minimum, ≥ 500GB per server.
If we meet the requirements, for example in my case I have a SSD of 1TB and launched there all the OVF with their disks and everything.

Veeam: Whiteboard Veeam Live Recording Next-level data protection: Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4

Greetings friends, a few weeks back I had the pleasure to co-present a Whiteboarding live-session with Alex Fraser (Senior Systems Engineer UKI). The session which you can watch for free, and without any registration, if you do a little scrolling covers a few of the new announcements with Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4, not just we present it by a diagram and with a brief explanation, but also we jump into de Console to show how actually does it works. The topics covered are:
  • Cloud Tier: Provide unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost effectiveobject storage integrations.
  • Staged & Secure Restore: Remain compliant by streamlining GDPR right to be forgotten requests and reduce security risks by automatcially scanning and verifying backups after malicious attacks.
  • Cloud Mobility: Provides easy portability and recovery of ANY on-premises or cloud-based workloads to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack.
Session starts at 09.00 If you have any feedback about the session, please share it so we can improve for future presentations, and if you want to give it a try to the latest update, download our free trial right here.

Veeam: Veeam Announces Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4

Greetings friends, Veeam has announced its new Update 4 for the already long-lived version 9.5 of Veeam Backup and Replication. The previous update was released in July and included support for vSphere 6.7 among many other things, but it is true that a lot of time has passed since then and that there were certain features that we were waiting for in this new Update 4. Recording of the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 u4 live from Orlando I leave you the moments to jump directly into the action (thanks to Anthony Spiteri):
  • 3:57 - Ratmir Timashev Intro
  • 11:20 - Danny Allan and Anton Gostev Intro
  • 20:30 - Anthony Spiteri Cloud Tier Demo
  • 38:06 - Michal Cade Staged and Secure Restore Demo
  • 47:35 - Rick Vanover Veeam ONE Demo

VMware: Attend for free to the first North East VMUG of 2019 – Thursday 7th February

Greetings friends, 2019 it is here, and not only that, all the Community events start now to kicking off another season which will be much better than previous years in terms of content and of course new products and integrations. The best option to be on top of all the information out there, presented and delivered by great speakers whom are subject matter experts is to attend to your local VMUG, yo can find your local VMUG and when it will be at https://community.vmug.com/home

North East VMUG Thursday 7th February 2019

I was lucky enough to be selected as an speaker for the upcoming North East VMUG, which will take place on Thursday 7th February, among an impressive list of speakers, if you are around the area I will encourage you to attend, learn something new this day, and have the chance to speak with great professionals, not just the speakers but of course the rest of the attendees, which it is really the best of this VMUG the chance that we have to meet new peers, share some designs around our Datacenter, gather feedback and opinions and learn something new. Keep reading to know more about all the sessions, speakers and location for the North East VMUG happening on 7th February 2019

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIV – Veeam Availability Console

Greetings friends, I have already mentioned all the advantages that a monitoring and dashboarding system has. In fact, you can find all the entries about InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana here. Today I bring you a new entry focused on Service Providers of Veeam using Veeam Cloud Connect, in this case it’s a Dashboard that will increase the visibility that Veeam Service Providers has thanks to the Veeam Availability Console. Veeam Availability Console it is free for any Veeam Service Provider, and among the tons of features that it has, it does include as well a RESTfulAPI which we will leverage for this Grafana Dashboard Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Availability Suite - SP Overview Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Availability Suite - Tenant Overview The project it is on a very early state, v0.1 you can call it, so your feedback it will be important and very valued.

VMware: How to configure VCSA 6.7 HA in vSphere Client HTML5, the New High Availability of vCenter Server Appliance

Greetings friends, I told you exactly a year ago about the new HA that VMware had included in vSphere 6.5 for vCenter, you can browse the article here if you continue in vSphere 6.5. Today I bring you the updated article for vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and later, since now everything is done from the HTML 5 Client, aka vSphere Client.

What is vCenter HA, and why is it important?

The HA for our vCenter Appliance was announced a year ago. This new HA allows us to add extra protection to our most critical element in any VMware Infrastructure, the vCenter. For years we have had to use HA on SQL Server, and manage to give a HA to services on Windows, but it has never been fully supported by VMware, and they have always recommended using its basic HA function, which is nothing more than lifting the VM on another Host. But since VMware vSphere 6.5, VMware already brings native HA for vCenter, only for the Linux appliance, not supported for Windows since this implementation is already in End-of-Life, besides configuring it is a job that will take just a few minutes, and suitable for any level of Admin VMware.

Veeam: Free Veeam licenses for our virtualization Home Labs

Veeam reminds us that it offers free licenses for our virtualization home labs, which gives us the opportunity to test all the power of Veeam products in our environments. Not only this, but it also comes in handy to have Backups of our demo environment.

Veeam Agent for Windows NEW

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is an agent that is easily installed in any modern version of Microsoft Operating Systems, and that allows us to protect physical environments such as workstations or laptops, or Windows servers with Active Directory or complex applications that require to be physical, also allows us to protect Microsoft Windows environments in the Public Cloud.

Not-For-Resale Licenses (NFR) for Veeam Agent for Windows.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIII – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Greetings friends, I have told you on numerous occasions all the advantages that a monitoring and dashboarding system has. In fact, you can find all the entries about InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana here. Today I bring you a new entry, in this case it's a Dashboard that will come to you in luxury for your Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2.0. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is in charge of protecting our elements in Office 365, be it all the mailboxes we have in Exchange Online, or SharePoint Online and even OneDrive for Business, I also leave you the entire category about this product (remember that there is a Community Edition with up to 10 free users, without paying anything). Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam: Draw.io is updated to include all new Veeam Availability Suite icons, and it’s free!

Greetings friends, some time ago I told you all the advantages that the tool Draw.io has, including being able to access from any browser, but also including a desktop version that is the one I use every day. Today I bring you a step further, as the tool comes with many standard packages with forms, but Veeam, which has updated its icon package for Microsoft Visio not long ago, has also updated Draw.io, offering all the experience of the sub-categories with all the new icons, let's see them.

Veeam Data Center

Category with the most common elements when we draw Datacenter where hypervisors and the Veeam suite are included:

VMworld: How to Download all VMworld 2018 Europe Breakout sessions in.mp4 format

Greetings friends, VMworld 2018 in its version of Europe has already finished, and although I still write about the announcements and news announced or presented, today I bring you how to download all Breakout sessions of this VMworld 2018 Europe as I told you how to do it for the sessions of VMworld 2018 US.

GitHub project with all sessions

As every year, William Lam leaves us the GitHub repository with the necessary links to be able to undertake our objective. However, this year is different, because he added the links to the stream and to the .mp4 as well. One of the things I enjoy the most during the year is to be able to use the sessions when I go by subway, or if I have to fly somewhere, so I leave you the GitHub repository I have created and William's backup (since if you use William's you don't download the session names), with the sessions and their links to the.mp4 directly:

OPTION 1 - Using Firefox quantum and Download Star to download all sessions

If we use Firefox Quantum, we can use the extension called Download Star, which you can find here: We'll go to the GitHub project, click on the extension and select the following - Video - and click on the link icon at the bottom left, the videos to download will appear in green: