Category Archive: AHV

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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Mar 24 2017

Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Disk Bus Type

I have had a few questions about how to change bus type for a Nutanix AHV based virtual machine (VM) over the past month so this blog post will be how to change the disk bus type for a CentOS 7.3 based VM running on the Nutanix hypervisor AHV. You can add new disk and also delete …

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Feb 28 2017

Change AHV Based Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) RAM

A few days ago i changed Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) Memory configuration for a customer. There is a Nutanix KB about this which can be found here here but since it includes manual steps i figure i create a script which you can run from the AHV host. This blog post is divided into the following sections: …

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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 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting

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 – Latest version is 1.3 Corrected duplicate host name reporting and memory reporting when max_hotplug_memory_mb …

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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 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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Jan 05 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles

This is the third 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 IV – Images Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM management Nutanix Self …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects

This is the second blog post in the Nutanix Prism Self Service (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 III – Roles Nutanix Self Service Portal Part IV – Images Nutanix Self Service Portal Part V – VM management …

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Jan 04 2017

Nutanix Self Service Portal Part I – Preparation & Initial Configuration

Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) is the user interface (UI) for the Nutanix Prism Self Service feature released with Nutanix AOS (formerly known as NOS or Nutanix Operating System) version 5. The following blog posts are included in the blog post series: Nutanix Self Service Portal Part II – Projects Nutanix Self Service Portal Part III – Roles Nutanix Self …

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