Category Archive: Acropolis

May 12 2017

List number of VMs per Nutanix AHV host

Got a question a few days ago about how to list number of virtual machines (VMs) per Nutanix AHV host. From the top of my head I can think of two ways: PRISM Script PRISM It’s really simple to either view VMs per AHV Hosts direct in the UI and even export the information to a …

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May 03 2017

Change & Verify Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine Network (VLAN) Placement

In most of my deployments I need to place the Nutanix Node (AHV, ESXi, Hyper-V) and the Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) on a non default VLAN. This blog post will cover the CVM part and by following the below steps you can easily place a CVM on a specific VLAN and also verify the …

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Apr 30 2017

Nutanix AOS 5.1 & more released

So today, 2017-04-30, Nutanix has released a new version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) meaning the most recent version is 5.1. There are plenty of enhancements, new features and bug fixes including in this version. I have quite a few customers who have been waiting for Nutanix to …

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Apr 25 2017

Deploy and customize multiple Linux VMs on Nutanix AHV

A while back I wrote a blog post Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization where I used cloudinit to customize a Linux virtual machine (VM) after deployment. Based on that I have been asked how to do this when you’ll like to deploy multiple VMs same time. For testing purposes i have used a deployment script …

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Apr 19 2017

Nutanix AHV Network Configuration – Change Load Balancing

A while ago I published a blog post about how to configure the 10 Gbps Network cards (NICs) as the only active NICs for a specific AHV based Open vSwitch (OVS) bond which default is br0-up (previously bond0) on AHV. Read that blog post here.  This blog post will be about changing the load balancing …

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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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