Category Archive: Acropolis

Apr 12 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.43 Released

Updated 2017-04-26 AHV version 20160925.44 was released 2017-04-24 and it includes minor changed to the .43 released April 11. Release notes for .44 can be found here. —————————— Yesterday, 2017-04-11, Nutanix released a new version of their hypervisor AHV. This means the latest and greatest AHV version is now 20160925.43. This release contains broader support …

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Apr 05 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.0.2 & more updates released

Today, 2017-04-04, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) update meaning it is now at level 5.0.2. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 5.0.2 and Metro Witness 5.0.2. AOS 5.0.2 Its a maintenance release and includes new features …

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Apr 04 2017

Nutanix AHV Network Configuration – Only Use 10Gbps NICs

When you implement Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) all the available network cards (NICs) will by default be added the the single bridge (br0) created during the AHV installation and all the NICs attached to a network switch will be used. There are two ways available to determine the actual configuration: PRISM Click the Network link in …

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Mar 30 2017

Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Network Placement

This blog post will cover how to change virtual machine (VM) network adapter (NIC) to AHV network mapping. You got two options to do this: PRISM – You need to delete the existing NIC and add a new one. This can be done while VM is running but you’ll lose the MAC address of the existing …

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Feb 27 2017

Set Nutanix AHV Timezone

A question I have received multiple times since Nutanix released their hypervisor AHV, formerly known as Acropolis Hypervisor, is how to set correct time zone. I have already covered how to set correct time zone for the Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) and the Nutanix Cluster in the Create & Configure Nutanix Cluster via command line blog post. …

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Feb 27 2017

Nutanix 4.7.5 and more released

Today, 2017-02-27, Nutanix released an updated version to the already existing AOS 4.7 family meaning the current version is now 4.7.5. So this is for all of you still at AOS version 4 and not on AOS version 5 which is now at version 5.0.1. See more about AOS 5.0.1 here. 1-Click SATA-DOM Firmware Upgrade …

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Feb 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting

Updated: 2017-10-03 – New script available Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Updated 2017-08-18 – Latest version is 1.5 Improved disk usage and protection domain reporting capabilities performance increased. Updated 2017-08-18 – Latest version is 1.4 Script performance increased. Now taking 5 min instead of 11 min In my lab environment. Updated 2017-08-17 – …

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Feb 14 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.0.1 & more updates released

Today, 2017-02-14, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) update meaning it is now at level 5.0.1. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 5.0.1 and Metro Witness 5.0.1. AOS 5.0.1 Its a maintenance release and include fixes in …

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Feb 08 2017

Nutanix Prism Element, Prism Central & Prism PRO

Just wanted to share an excellent Nutanix Prism Element (also known as Prism), Prism Central & Prism Pro  video presentation by my Nutanix colleague Marc Malotke. A few words from Marc about the video: Prism not only allows you to manage your datacenter from a single pane of glass, it also removes risk from your future …

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Feb 01 2017

Nutanix AHV and Windows Server Guest Customisation

A while back i wrote a blog post about Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization and based on that one i have had a few requests about how to do the same for Windows based VMs so that is the topic for this blog post. For Windows based systems, if deploying VMs from base/template …

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Jan 24 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal and Service Now Integration

I have created a bunch of Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) related blog posts which covers everything from initial setup to administrator and end user management. The blog posts can be found here: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III …

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Jan 19 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part VI – Catalog Items

This is the fifth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service …

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Jan 18 2017

Nutanix Single Node Backup & Restore Solution Now Available

With Nutanix AOS version 5.0 there is now an opportunity to use a single Nutanix Node as a backup and restore / replication target. I have briefly mention this here before but wanted to give you some more information around this since i have received a lot of questions about the solution over the past weeks. The …

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Jan 13 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 3.0 Released

Just wanted to let you know that a new version of the Nutanix AHV Best Practices guide, version 3.0, was released today.  This is to keep up with the new features available in Nutanix AOS 5.0 released end of 2016 and reflects the features available as of today, 20170113, and it includes the following topics: Networking Virtual …

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Jan 11 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM Management

This is the fifth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service …

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Jan 09 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images

This is the forth blog post in the Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) blog post series. The other blog posts in the series are: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM management Nutanix …

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