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Import vSphere VM in Nutanix CE (Community Edition)

Import vSphere VM in Nutanix CE (Community Edition)

The Nutanix software story The recent announcement and release of Nutanix’s Community Edition, aka Nutanix CE, as a general availability download is a clear indication that the company is a software company. Yes, hardware is available to purchase but this is more to show that on a stable known platform the software can deliver. Much like Apple’s hardware and operating system, as in there are specific validated models for their OS X to run....

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Nutanix CE (Community Edition) – home lab.

Nutanix CE (Community Edition) – home lab.

If you’re following Nutanix related tweets you will have noticed the first User Conference is being held in Miami this week. The .NEXT Conference is a sell out so if you’ve not been able to attend keep an eye on this area for more information. Following the official announcement today and launch of the (Beta version of) Community Edition of the Nutanix software it’s now time to get your hands on it. Sign up here...

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VMware Fusion v7 – Unable to connect to the MKS:Login

VMware Fusion v7 – Unable to connect to the MKS:Login

Following the release last week of VMware Fusion v7 I’ve been looking into some of the new features (as well as appreciating the enhanced performance – Shared Folders on my Mac now runs like a rocket ). My favourite by far is the new ‘Connect to Server’ feature: It provides a very quick and easy way to get hold of VMs without needing to fire up the C# or web client – marvellous. Anyway, I happened to notice in...

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London VMUG – in a nutshell.

London VMUG – in a nutshell.

  My session featured no kittens or puppies The VMware User Groups provide a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with VMware technology enthusiasts. Whether you’re running the latest, the previous or perhaps even the unsupported versions of their products there’s always someone to share a story with. You’ll typically find breakout sessions available overviewing products, providing troubleshooting guidance or...

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Error: Cannot complete operation because VMware Tools is not running in this virtual machine – but they are!

Error: Cannot complete operation because VMware Tools is not running in this virtual machine – but they are!

A fantastic title for a blog post don’t you think? Well, not really but it’s there should someone else be searching for the exact same message. I’ve been un-picking a very unhappy deployment of VMware’s SRM in our company lab setup today. Our lab is most probably not too dissimilar to your own in that every employee has access, can install and configure what they want. It is a lab and there to prove and / or...

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44CON, 2013 – My notes & thoughts

44CON, 2013 – My notes & thoughts

Infosec and me Attending the 44CON this year lead me to take a significant step out of my comfort zone in that I feel safe in virtualisation conferences, will boldly walk into a room and where appropriate introduce myself to someone new. But this event was something so off skew to my usual format I had to rely on inquisitive nature to lead me rather than confidence in a subject matter. Please note, I’ve not written that I’m a...

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