Nutanix deployment with NVIDIA M60 GPU

I recently had the opportunity to deploy 12 Nutanix nodes for a customer across 2 sites (Primary and DR), 6 of which were 3055-G5 nodes with dual NVIDIA M60 GPU cards installed and dedicated to running the Horizon View desktop VMs for this customer. This was my first experience doing…

Hello Again - Nutanix Technology Champions

Well, it’s that time again… 2017 has come and gone, and sometimes I just don’t know where all the time went and what I was able to accomplish. I’m happy to say that for the 2nd year in a row I’m part of a great group…

ESXi services disabled in NCC Health Check

This week I had the pleasure of deploying 2 more Nutanix blocks on behalf of one our partners, who is now starting to highly recommend Nutanix for their customer deployments of critical systems. The installation was pretty vanilla, 3 NX-1065-G5 nodes at the Primary site and matching at the DR…

Zerto Replication SQL Server Tuning - Lessons Learned

3.5 hours down to 6.5 minutes… Recently I went thru a project to get Zerto Replication up and running for a Emergency Dispatch Customer who was moving away from RecoverPoint and SRM in an effort to simplify and consolidate their DR runbooks. As part of this project, we…

Cisco ASA Dropped Traffic Notice

Cisco seems to be having a rough go of it lately with bugs that have a time bomb for certain hardware and software.  Following up on the Signal Component issues [http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/field-notices/642/fn64253.html] –  that plagued a large number of product…

The eGroup Team

eGroup – Together, We make IT happen.  Our slogan, our tagline.  IT is what we do, together.  From our Operations team, to Inside Sales, to Sales, to Pre-Sales, to Delivery.  We do IT, and together. We announced today that eGroup has been named to CRN Tech Elite 250 list for 2017,…

vExpert, Nutanix Champion and Community

We’re just two months into 2017, and it already feels like the year is flying by! The 2017 vExpert announcements came out today – you can read it here [https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/02/vexpert-2017-award-announcement.html], and for the 3rd year in a row (well, really 2.5…

Cisco Nexus 7K Design with Active/Active FEX

Back in November 2015 I wrote a post [http://34.207.103.27/2015/11/19/fex-topologies-for-nexus/] about FEX Topologies with the Cisco Nexus platforms, and at the time the Nexus 5K/6K line was the only model that would support the active/active FEX topology (FEX-AA), which was unfortunate…