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 … Continue reading ESXi root password reset in Nutanix

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 … Continue reading Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing

Can’t deploy Citrix Receiver with the CLI when using NetScalers?!?!

As I begin typing this post, I'm not sure if this post will end up being informational, a plea, a rant, or some combination of all three.  Maybe it's just me, and I'm fully aware and able to accept that in all likelihood it probably is, but my biggest pain point when deploying new Citrix … Continue reading Can’t deploy Citrix Receiver with the CLI when using NetScalers?!?!

EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”

Recently, when creating the first VMFS datastore on an EMC storage array, I received and error stating that “the specified disk is not available in the VMware hypervisor”.  Though the VMFS datastore was successfully created on the array, the error occurred when trying to assign permissions to the vSphere hosts themselves. In this particular circumstance, … Continue reading EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”