ESXi root password reset in Nutanix

I was recently working on a remote install of two different Nutanix bricks. One of the first steps after cluster initialization is to change all of the default passwords. Simple enough right? Sure unless somehow you manage to fat finger the root ESXi password twice on one of the three hosts. Once I realized my …

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Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing

I promise this one will be quick, but yesterday I had some fun installing Citrix licensing.  Of course, I always have fun when it comes to Citrix licensing!  In this case, I was running Citrix License Server 11.15.0.0 build 25000 and received from Citrix a Virtual Apps Advanced license.  After installing the license, I attempted …

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Veeam compatibility with vSphere 6.7 U1

With any new updates to vSphere, there are always a flurry of announcements about all of the shiny new vSphere features.  This can understandably lead to many customers rushing to upgrade and take advantage of the latest features.  Most seasoned IT professionals tend to err on the side of caution, and either wait for a …

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AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?

Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me.  As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, …

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