Category Archive: AOS

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 22 2018

Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.5.0.4 & More Released

A few days ago Nutanix released a minor update to the 5.5 released which was GA 4 December 2018.  Read more about the 5.5 release This means the most current version of AOS is now AOS 5.5.0.4. As the previous dot dot dot release 5.5.0.2 the 5.5.0.4 is just a minor update which includes a Nested VM feature …

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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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Dec 26 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.5.0.2 & More Released

A few days back Nutanix released a minor update to their 5.5 released which was GA 4 December 2018.  Read more about the 5.5 release This means the most current version of AOS is now AOS 5.5.0.2. The 0.0.0.2 is obviously just a minor update which fixes a potential upgrade issue so as usual read the …

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Dec 15 2017

Nutanix X-Ray Version 2.2 Released

Yesterday, 2017-12-14, Nutanix released a new version of X-Ray meaning the latest version is now 2.2. For those of you who have never seen or used X-Ray this is the information about the tool from the Nutanix Portal: “X-Ray is an automated testing framework and benchmarking application for enterprise grade data centers. X-Ray’s testing framework …

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Dec 07 2017

Migrate Nutanix Self Service Portal To Version 5.5

This could be the easiest application migration you have ever completed Nutanix released Acropolis Operating System (AOS) version 5.5 a few days ago which I blogged about here. One major shift is that Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) has been moved from Prism Element, admin interface per Nutanix cluster, to Prism Central (PC), multi cluster …

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Dec 05 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.5 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-12-04, Nutanix has released new versions for a bunch of their products including: Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 5.5 AHV version 20170830.58 Prism Central version 5.5 Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) version 3.5 Foundation version 3.11.2 LifeCycle manager (LCM) 1.3 There are a ton of new features and enhancements so …

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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 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.3 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-10-18, Nutanix released an updated version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), AHV, Prism Central, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) and Foundation. The AOS 5.1.3 release includes improvements to the following areas: Support for Dell XC and Lenovo HX platforms using the Intel G6 SkyLake architecture. Deprecation of TLS …

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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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