Category Archive: AOS

Feb 17 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting

Updated 2017-03-23 Problem with spaces in VM names corrected. Updated 2017-02-22 Added VM Disk Usage Information but there are some problems with reporting correct utilisation when VMs are included in Protection Domains. Working on that. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– While I was visiting a customer the other week we started to talk about VM reporting for Nutanix AHV …

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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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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 18 2017

Nutanix Single Node Backup & Restore Solution Now Available

With Nutanix AOS version 5.0 there is now an opportunity to use a single Nutanix Node as a backup and restore / replication target. I have briefly mention this here before but wanted to give you some more information around this since i have received a lot of questions about the solution over the past weeks. The …

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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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Dec 23 2016

Nutanix AOS version 5.0 and more released

Yesterday, 2016-12-22, Nutanix released a new major version of AOS formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS). This means version 5.0 also known internally as Asterix announced during .Next In Las Vegas earlier this year is available for all customers. I wrote about the announcements from .Next in Las Vegas here so i will not include all the new features …

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Dec 09 2016

FirewallD Management in CentOS 7

During a recent project where i helped a customer implementing and migrating existing workloads to a Nutanix based vSphere environment i had to refresh my firewall, firewalld, knowledge. Here are a few sections to outline Firewalld basic information A problem description & solution A command reference guide. FirewallD basic information FirewallD is available in CentOS …

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Nov 21 2016

Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available

This, Veritas NetBackup with Nutanix & vSphere Best Practices Guide Available, might be the longest heading during my 3.5 years as a blogger but what can you do:) Anyway, there is now a best practices guide available describing how you deploy Veritas NetBackup and vSphere on Nutanix infrastructure. So if you are already running that setup …

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Nov 15 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7.3 and more updates released

Today, 2016-11-15, Nutanix released an AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) update meaning it is now at level 4.7.3. In addition to the AOS release there has been a few additional releases for PRISM Central 4.7.3, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) 2.3.1 and Foundation 3.5. No new features added to AOS 4.7.3 …

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Oct 04 2016

Nutanix AOS 4.7.2 and more updates released

A few days ago, 20160930, Nutanix released an update to their existing AOS (Acropolis Operating System), formerly known as NOS (Nutanix Operating System) meaning it is now at level 4.7.2. Even though this is a dot dot release it contains a few new features including e.g.: Ability to use either Data Services IP or Cluster IP …

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Sep 01 2016

Create & Configure Nutanix Cluster via command line

Updated 2017-03-02: Mounting Nutanix Container to ESXi hosts Updated 2017-01-28: Change Nutanix Cluster admin user password —————————————————————————————————————————— I have received a few questions about creating and configure a Nutanix cluster via cli. Since i’m doing that pretty much one-two times per quarter when changing hypervisor in my cluster i figure i can share the commands …

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