Author: Bart Donders

  • Terraform: updating providers

    Terraform is built of several providers. Providers are a logical abstraction of an upstream API. They are responsible for understanding API interactions and exposing resources. On the website of hashicorp, you can find all providers. Just click this link to check for more. On this page, you will notice the well-known public cloud providers, as…

  • Terraform: Using GCP

    How do we configure Terraform and GCP to create resources in the Google cloud. You can also read this on the site of Hashicorp. Make sure your GCP project is ready! To use terraform on GCP, you have to create a project. This is easily done on the cloud console of GCP. I simply create…

  • Nutanix .NEXT is coming back!

    Nutanix will host the .NEXT conference in Chicago next May. This will be the first big event organized by Nutanix since the beginning of the COVID pandemy. During this 2-day event, Nutanix will show you all the magic of the Nutanix Cloud Platform. For more information, just click https://www.nutanix.com/next

  • Nutanix User Group Nederland komt bijeen (Dutch)

    Eindelijk mag het weer. We kunnen en mogen weer een ‘normale’ user group meeting organiseren. En dan gaan we dat ook doen. Donderdag 17 november is de datum We komen bijeen in het hoofdkantoor van Nutanix in Hoofddorp. Eind van de middag wordt gestart en na de avondspits sluiten we af. Meer informatie is te…

  • Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure is available

    Nutanix Cloud clusters (NC2) was already available on the public cloud of Amazon AWS, and (finally) now it is available in Azure. Of course it is first available in the States, but hopefully it will arrive in Europe (and the rest of the world) pretty soon. Why NC2? Why should you consider extending your on…

  • Nutanix Technology Champion 2023 applications

    Nutanix Technology Champion 2023 Applications are Open! 👏🏻 If you enjoy sharing your expertise, connecting with peers and being the first to know when new products are released, then this program might just be for you. “Limited spots are open each year” See here for more information: https://next.nutanix.com/community-blog-154/nutanix-technology-champion-2023-applications-are-open-41242 If you enjoy the Nutanix portfolio, consider…

  • Nutanix User Group Netherlands (Dutch)

    Covid-19 houdt ons nog steeds stevig in de greep. Dit weerhoudt ons er echter niet van om ook in 2022 een sessie te organiseren met de Dutch Nutanix User Group. De huidige maatregelen zorgen ervoor dat dit nog steeds een virtuele meeting wordt. We hopen dat we een volgende meeting gewoon weer in persona kunnen…

  • Save LCM with ipmitool

    Sometimes, it can be very useful to manage your IPMI settings from the command line… Managing a Nutanix environment, daily administration jobs will not cost you a lot of time. However, even the automation you are counting on, is not always a guarantee of success. Lately I performed an update for the BIOS and BMC,…

  • Expansion of a Nutanix cluster; different license_class

    Everybody knows that the expansion of a Nutanix cluster does not require many technical skills. It is mainly about a few things: Rack and stack for the node(s) Configure the network Power on the new node(s) From there the cluster expansion is fully orchestrated in Prism Element. The nodes to be added are discovered by…

  • Using LACP with Nutanix AHV

    As Nutanix describes in their Nutanix Networking guide, Nutanix is recommending “Active-backup” as bond mode for ease of use. For available bandwidth and increased availability, I always recommend the use of the bond mode “balance-tcp” in combination with LACP. For a the use of LACP, you need to configure that as well on the network…