Category Archive: AHV

Feb 21 2018

List Nutanix AHV Physical Memory Configuration

A question I have received quite a few times when Nutanix customers wants to add memory to their AHV hosts is  how they can see the following: DIMM Size in use DIMM Locator in use DIMMs Bank Locator in use You can get some of this information from the out of band management interface (IPMI, …

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Feb 08 2018

Nutanix AHV & Promiscuous Mode

A question I have received a few times is if AHV supports promiscuous mode or not. The easy answer is YES it does. However there is a huge difference in how promiscuous mode works for AHV compared to another well known hypervisor VMware ESXi. AHV uses Open vSwitch for network communication in most cases, there …

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Feb 05 2018

Nutanix Xtract For VM Version 1.1.2 Released

In October 2017 I wrote a blog post about Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines which provides almost no VM downtime during the migration from vSphere ESXi to Nutanix AHV. Now, 2018-01-30, version 1.1.2 has been released and it comes with a few enhancements which can/will make your even life easier when migrating VMs to Nutanix …

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Feb 02 2018

Migrate Nutanix AHV Network Traffic From 2×1 Gbps NICs To 2×10 Gbps NICs

A while back a Nutanix AHV customer implemented 10 Gbps at their remote office so we had to change the 2×1 Gbps NICs used by their Nutanix cluster to 2×10 Gbps NICs. This blog post will cover the steps taken to achieve that and it will include Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) and Prism configuration and …

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Jan 31 2018

Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.5.0.5 & More Released

Yesterday, 2018-01-30, Nutanix release a new minor update to their 5.5 version meaning latest AOS and Prism Central version is now 5.5.0.5. AOS 5.5.0.5 adds support for additional HW platforms compared to 5.5.0.4 and the complete list of supported HW platforms for 5.5.0.5 now includes: Nutanix NX and SX Series Cisco UCS C-Series Dell EMC …

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Jan 30 2018

Nutanix Xtract For Database Version 1.5 Released

In October 2017 I wrote a blog post about Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines. In addition to migrate virtual machines to the Nutanix hypervisor AHV there is also an option to perform database migrations using Nutanix Xtract for DBs which was also GA back in 2017. Xtract for DBs discovers all instances in an infrastructure, …

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Jan 19 2018

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.0

So this will be the third release, version 2.0, of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. You might be aware of that Nutanix moved Self Service Portal functionality from Prism Element (management of single Nutanix cluster) to Prism Central which can manage many Nutanix clusters (PEs) in AOS version 5.5. What you …

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Jan 05 2018

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.2 Released

  Yet another vendor, this time Cohesity, has added functionality to backup virtual machines running on the Nutanix hyperviros AHV.  This means the following third-party vendors now support backing up AHV based VMs: Cohesity Commvault Comtrade Software HYCU Rubrik This in addition to the AOS built-in options provides a good backup and restore solution for …

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Dec 20 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 4.0 Released

A few weeks ago Nutanix released AOS 5.5 and also a new AHV version and I’m happy to tell you the AHV Best Practices Guide that reflects the new AOS and AHV version is available.The new version  ago an updated version of Nutanix AHV best practices guide (BPG) was released meaning the latest version available …

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Nov 28 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 1.1

A while ago I published a blog post that includes a script you can use to create Nutanix AHV VM reports. The blog post can be found here. Now it’s time for version 1.1 and it comes with additional VM information to make   it more useful. The new metrics included are: Remote Protection Domain …

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Oct 23 2017

Nutanix vRealize Automation Reference Architecture v3.0 Released

Happy to let you know that the latest VMware vRealize Automation on Nutanix Reference Architecture is available for download. Most recent version is now 3.0 and it includes the following software versions from Nutanix and VMware. vRealize Automation 7.3 vSphere 6.5 Nutanix AOS 5.1 vRealize Automation is a framework, multiple infrastructure like components required, for …

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Oct 10 2017

Nutanix Xtract For Virtual Machine

In nearly every discussion I have with potential customers the questions comes up about how do we migrate existing workloads to Nutanix. Until today, 2017-10-09, the simple answer has been and still is that it depends on what you actually want to do. Lets say you run hypervisor X today and want to continue running …

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Oct 05 2017

Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.1 Released

A bit more than a year ago I create a blog post around the Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs. Initially the data protection options available were the once built into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, Cloud options such as Azure and AWS and also one third-party vendor Commvault. Over the past year a …

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Oct 03 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API

Updated 2018-01-19 – New version, 2.0, of the script available here Updated 2017-11-28 – New version,1.1, of the script available here —————————————————————————————- Some time ago I provided a virtual machine reporting script for Nutanix hypervisor AHV virtual machines via the blog post “Nutanix AHV VM Reporting”.That script was running on a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) so …

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Sep 13 2017

Download Image From Nutanix Image Configuration Via REST API

The Nutanix Image Configuration available in Nutanix hypervisor, AHV, based Nutanix Clusters is used to hold Disk and ISO files from which you want to create create new virtual machines from or use during operations system (e.g. VirtIO) or other software installations. It is easily accessible via: Nutanix PRISM -> Gear Icon (in the top …

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Sep 06 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.84 Released

Today, 2017-09-06, Nutanix released a new AHV hypervisor version. The latest and greatest version is now 20160925.84. There are quite a few enhancements in this version including e.g.: Random read and write performance has been increased. Improved scheduler logic during live migration and upgrade operations. Security Updates VM power on performance is improved. AHV behaviour …

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