Category Archive: Nutanix

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 11 2018

Nutanix .Next 2018 New Orleans Blogger Pass Available

The Nutanix .Next Community continues to giving you a chance to get a free blogger pass for its user conferences. The blogger pass provides you with a complimentary conference pass which is all you need to get access to the cool stuff happening during the event. This year, the annual US based .Next Conferenc will …

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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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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 …

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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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