Veeam : How to reset the AHV Proxy Web Console admin’s password

We all know that password management can give headaches. Sometimes we forget a password, sometimes it’s set by someone else, they forget it or leave the company… No matter the action or current status, It’s clear that password management (changing/resetting/updating) is one of the frequent day 2 operations for a sysadmin.

This article provides all the steps to reset the Veeam AHV appliance admin’s password.

 

Disclaimer: The following operations may not be officially supported by Veeam, use it

VMware : 07 features that maybe you didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

There are more than one reason to plan vSphere 7 upgrade and a lot of features and capabilities with this new version.

Below are 7 features that you may didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

#1-VCSA-BACKUP:

VCSA backup status directly on the vCenter html5 client, which shows the last file-based backup and the health status of vcsa.

#2-vCenter Server profiles:

4 new API calls : List, Export, Validate and Import can be consumed with DCLI, PowerCLI, or other automation tools to

Nutanix : AOS 5.17 and AHV Sync Rep Demo

Nutanix AOS 5.17 release is out!! This release comes along with PC 5.17 and AHV 20190916.189.

Here is an overview of the key features and capabilities:

Note that the AOS 5.17 release is an STS version. More information about the difference between STS and LTS can be found here: Long Term Support (LTS) and Short Term Support (STS) Releases

Demo: AHV Sync Rep with PC 5.17 and AOS 5.17
The following demo shows how you can quickly set up

Nutanix : vRO workflow to add or remove VM from a protection domain (ASYNC DR)

The ability to perform day-2 operations from a single management pane can make life’s of IT administrators easier, especially with a platform that adapts an API First architecture strategy.

VMware vRO has a built-in REST plugin that allows you to perform REST operations and workflows that you can run directly from your vCenter.

In this quick post, we cover the integration between vRO and the Nutanix platform in order to automate the following actions:

Add a VM to an existing

Nutanix : CALM and HYCU Integration

This is a really short blogpost showing the integration between Nutanix Calm and HYCU.

What is Nutanix CALM?

    • Application lifecycle management: Allows you to provision and manage business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds, including Nutanix, VMware, AWS, GCP, and Azure.
    • For more information about Nutanix CALM: NUTANIX-CALM 

What is Nutanix HYCU?

    • Solution that provides backup and recovery capabilities. 
    • Focused on Hyperconverged platforms such as Nutanix.
    • Multi-cloud Data Protection: Nutanix, VMware, GCP, AWS,

VMware : vSAN troubleshooting

You don’t need to be an expert to perform a basic vSAN troubleshooting and many problems could be easily resolved without the need to open a case. All you need is a good process.

Here is a simple procedure that might be useful when you find out you have a problem

First of all, you need to identify the problem, and ideally, you want to provide as much accurate information. For that, you need at least, to ask the following

VMware : vSAN architecture components

The main components of vSAN architecture are the following:

  • Cluster-Level Object Manager (CLOM)
  • Distributed Object Manager (DOM)
  • Log Structured Object Manager (LSOM)
  • Cluster Membership, Monitoring, and Directory Services (CMMDS)
  • Reliable Datagram Transport (RDT)

The vSAN cluster can be compared to a house building where each component has a specific role.

The CLOM process runs on every vSAN node:

              • validates that objects can be created based on policies and available resources.

VMware : Quick Tip – PowerCLI SSL connection could not be established

When trying to connect to a vCenter with PowerShell / Powercli  the following error might occur.

This error happens when your vCenter is using a certificate that’s not trusted by your device.

So you have 2 solutions, the first and the best one change your vCenter certificate to a trusted one.

The second but not the preferable, ignore invalid certificates and you can do this with the command below:

Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -Confirm:$false

After this command, you will be able to connect to

Nutanix April Releases

Nutanix has announced a couple of new releases in April:

All new announcements can be found here: Announcements

Regarding Nutanix Move, there are a few new interesting features with the 3.5.0 release

Nutanix : Run LCM inventory on multiple clusters with Prism Pro Playbooks

http://vinception.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-27_23h19_14.png Life Cycle Manager (LCM) is a feature on AOS that tracks software and firmware versions of all entities in the cluster.

From Prism Element (PE) you can use LCM to update AHV, NCC, Foundation, BIOS, BMC, DATA Drives, HBA Controllers, SATADOMs and M.2 Drives, and for Prism Central, you can update Calm, Epsilon, Karbon, and Objects.

Today with LCM Version: 2.3.1.15590, we cannot do central inventory or upgrades PE components from Prism Central (PC), and to do that we need to connect on each PE.

So if you