Category Archive: Nutanix

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 AHV …

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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 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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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 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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Nov 17 2017

Meet NPX 013 – Wayne Conrad

Name: Wayne Conrad NPX Number:013 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @wjconrad Virtualisation background: I started using ESXi 3.5 in 2007 or so on a small 3 host environment to run our corporate network. The consulting firm I was internal IT for at the time had been thinking of starting a VMware practice. The environment was …

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Nov 09 2017

Nutanix Acropolis File Services 2.2.1 Released

Today, 2017-11-09, Nutanix released a new version of Acropolis File Services meaning the latest version is now 2.2.1. Even though the new version includes mainly bug fixes there are two new features included which I know some customers will find useful and will make AFS a more likely option none AFS customers: AFS AV supports …

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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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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 04 2017

Apply for Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) 2018

A few days ago, 2017-10-02, Nutanix opened the application for their Nutanix Technical Champion Program (NTC) for 2018. If you’re a Nutanix expert that constantly contribute to the community you should apply via this link for NTC before 7:th November 2017 to hopefully be included in the 2018 NTC announcement during December 2017. The following are …

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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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Oct 01 2017

Turbonimic 6.0 Released

A few days ago, 2017-09-27, Turbonomic, a long time VCDX56 blog sponsor, released a new version of their software which continuously analyzes real-time workload demand and matches it to compute, storage and network resources in a virtualized, private or public cloud environment. This means the latest & greatest Turbonomic version is 6.0 and it brings …

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