Category Archive: AHV

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

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 it had some shortcomings in terms of flexibility and scheduling options. This new script provides all the output parameters included …

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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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Aug 22 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 3.1 Released

A few days ago an updated version of Nutanix AHV best practices guide (BPG) was released meaning the latest version available is 3.1. The BPG still covers the following areas: Networking Virtual Machine High Availability Acropolis Dynamic Scheduler VM Deployment Nutanix Guest Tools VM Data Protection Hypervisor Mobility and Conversion Live Migration CPU Configuration Memory …

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Aug 16 2017

Create Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Via Command Line

While travelling back home from last weeks Nutanix sales kick off in Las Vegas i tried to do some performance testing in my home lab via the airplane WiFi connection. After a resent request the airline has actually open up for outbound SSH connections so i was able to access my home lab via SSH …

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Aug 01 2017

Nutanix Network Visualization & Arista Switch Configuration

This blog post will cover Nutanix Network Visualization which is pretty handy when you need to further increase visibility into your datacenter infrastructure. The network visualization provides e.g. the logical to physical network mapping in Prism including VMs, AHV Hosts and physical switches and you can read more about about prereqs, supported switches, Visualizer here. …

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Jul 20 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.71 Released

Updated 9/8 – New Metadata JSON file available via Nutanix Portal  Two days ago, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of its hypervisor AHV. The latest and greatest version is now 20160925.71.  Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 5.1.1.1 is required to run AHV 20160925.71. There are quite a few improvements …

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Jun 08 2017

Disable Nutanix PRISM Login Screen Animation

A while back i had to change the Nutanix PRISM login screen behaviour to not include the animation of background particles. There are quite a few ways of doing this as described in Nutanix knowledgeable article 1308 This blog post will cover 4 different ways of managing the animation and the reason for this blog …

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Jun 01 2017

Nutanix AHV VirtIO Driver Version 1.1.1 Available

Just a quick blog post to let you know that Nutanix released a new version of their VirtIO driver yesterday, 2017-05-31, meaning the latest and greatest driver version is now 1.1.1. The most important update to this driver version compared to the VirtIO 1.1.0 version which you can read more about here, is the digitally …

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May 26 2017

Import Windows Virtual Machine Using EFI Boot From VMware ESXi To Nutanix AHV

There are quite a few ways to migrate virtual machine (VM) from existing virtualisation solution to a Nutanix solution depending on e.g.: Source hypervisor Target hypervisor Keeping existing hypervisor or changing existing hypervisor. Moving VMs from non Nutanix system to Nutanix system Moving VMs between Nutanix systems. This blog post will cover a specific migration …

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May 17 2017

Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix AHV Best Practices Guide Available

In addition to the “Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available” which you can read about here there is now a “Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix AHV Best Practices Guide” available. The following topics are included in the guide: Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Overview In-Guest VM Backup and Restore Component Overview Component Sizing Deployment …

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May 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VirtIO Driver Version 1.1.0 Available

A few days ago Nutanix released an updated version of their VirtIO which is used for Windows based Virtual Machines (VMs) running on Nutanix hypervisor AHV. The VirtIO package is a bundle of paravirtual device drivers which adds functionality, performance and stability to the VMs. This VirtIO driver requires the following operating system installed in …

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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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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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