About Nikolay Nikolov

Nikolay has 9 years work experience in IT and 5 of them in the Virtualization technologies mainly based on VMware products. Currently works as VDI Engineer at MSD IT Global Innovation Center and he is an ex-member of VMware CoE at IBM. He holds VCIX6-DCV, VCIX6-DTM and VCP on DCV, DTM, NV and Cloud, Nutanix NPP certificate and also Master Degree of Computer Systems and Networks. Honored with vExpert 2015/2016 by VMware and Nutanix Technology Champion 2016/2017.

Build a vRealize Orchestrator 7 (vRO) Cluster

Working with vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) in a enterprise environment requires some kind of high availability and redundancy. Even vSphere HA would work for some small environments in a big one, where you expect a high number of operations, needs a clustered solution.  Fortunately vRO7 supports  that and now I will … Continue reading

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – Install and Configure

VMware vSphere 6.5 is finally general available and everyone who wants can download and install on their dev/test/prod environments. I’ve been working with vCenter Server for many years, but always the preferred corporate platform was Windows, so I was using the windows based vCenter. With version 6.5 there are lots … Continue reading

VMware App Volumes Manager 2.11 – Install and Configure

App Volumes is a real-time application delivery solution accuired by VMware recently from CloudVolumes. Personally for me it is not just this, but much more and I will try to show how it can be used in different scenarios and pool designs. I will start with how to install and configure the … Continue reading

VMware Horizon 7 – Installation Overview

It was more than a month waiting for general availability of VMware Horizon 7. What is new in the new suite you can find here. I’m not going through all details in the installation and configuration, but I will try to highlight the new features. Installation of the product is pretty … Continue reading

Create new NFS datastore for vSphere with NUTANIX

Recently we got access to a 16-node Nutanix cluster with vSphere on top of it. The datastore which was supposed to be used by us was created with Replication Factor 2 and we decided to create another one with RF=3, which provide higher level of data availability by keeping 3 … Continue reading

Runecast – Features Review | Part 2

Following my first article about Installation and Basic Configuration of Runecast Analyzer appliance, it is time to go through all features and how we can use them in our day-to-day operational tasks. I am going to add a separate point for each of the Menus from the Runecast GUI interface. … Continue reading

Runecast – Install and Configure | Part 1

…or how easy it is to know the status of your vSphere environment Six are the main benefits which Runecast could provide to your company: Save Time – IT guys will not have to read knowledge base articles and check if your environment is affected or not. No time will be … Continue reading