Nutanix : Files and VMware vRealize Automation integration

Nutanix Files is a native part of the Nutanix Enterprise portfolio and like any other Nutanix products, Files expose a REST API that can be used to automate many operations.

In the video below, we will cover how to extend many functionalities of Nutanix Files with both VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator in order to add a File as a Service in the vRA catalogue.

To do this, we integrate 3 platforms: Nutanix Files, vRealize Orchestrator, and the vRealize

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


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

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

VMware : VCDX journey – Thank you !!!!!

I was with family in Serbia enjoying time off, when I received this email from the VCDX team.

To be honest, I didn’t expect to receive anything that day, it was already 04 PM and I remembered receiving result in the morning on my 2 previous attempts, so I definitely didn’t expect that coming!! 

I had to read that mail a few times, just to be sure I was reading correctly and the name was mine. 
The journey wasn’t easy

VMware : VCSA ERROR certificate-manager ‘lstool get’ failed: 1

If you are using vCenter, you are were maybe looking to replace the default self-signed certificate with an enterprise signed-certificate for security reasons. The biggest challenge is not to forget the expiration date otherwise access to the vCenter will be blocked with errors as per below:

The process of replacing a certificate has been simplified since 6.0 version: indeed the certificate manager script takes care of everything.

However, this time I faced an error when replacing the certificate with a

VMware : vSphere Prédictive DRS

VMware : vSphere prédictive DRS   


Vous connaissez surement vSphere DRS ; l’algorithme intégré à vCenter qui, en analysant l’utilisation CPU et RAM par hôte et par VM, essaie de créer une utilisation plus équilibrée des ressources sur nos clusters.

pDRS est une nouvelle fonctionnalité introduite depuis la version 6.5 de vSphere qui se base sur l’analyse prédictive de VROPS vRealize opérations et l’algorithme Distributed Ressource Scheduler DRS pour améliorer l’équilibrage de la charge des ressources.



La différence

VMware : vCenter HA pour une disponibilité maximale de votre infrastructure.

VMware : vCenter HA pour une disponibilité maximale de vos plateformes    

Le serveur vCenter est un composant très critique de notre environnement de virtualisation, la console d’administration principale et beaucoup d’autres produits sont relais au vCenter Server API en ce qui concerne leur propre fonctionnalité.

Depuis la version 6.5 de vSphere, VMware a intégré une nouvelle fonctionnalité pour la mise en place d’une architecture hautement disponible du vCenter

Avec une architecture active passive basée sur 3 nodes, vCenter Server

VMware : Performance et Troubleshooting avec ESXTOP (P1)

VMware : Performance et troubleshooting avec ESXTOP (P1)   

On peut parfois être frustrés de ne pas trouver facilement les problèmes de performances dans notre plateforme VMware.

Dans une série d’articles, nous allons montrer quels sont les indicateurs à observer pour essayer d’identifier de manière simple les problèmes des performances.

Depuis n’importe quel serveur ESXi, nous avons un accès vers les statistiques détaillées via l’outils ESXTOP le principal outil de suivi des performances en temps réel pour vSphere.

Cet outil