Category Archive: Nutanix

Aug 22 2017

AHV Best Practices Guide Version 3.1 Released

A few days ago an updated version of Nutanix AHV best practices guide (BPG) was released meaning the latest version available is 3.1. The BPG still covers the following areas: Networking Virtual Machine High Availability Acropolis Dynamic Scheduler VM Deployment Nutanix Guest Tools VM Data Protection Hypervisor Mobility and Conversion Live Migration CPU Configuration Memory …

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Aug 16 2017

Create Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Via Command Line

While travelling back home from last weeks Nutanix sales kick off in Las Vegas i tried to do some performance testing in my home lab via the airplane WiFi connection. After a resent request the airline has actually open up for outbound SSH connections so i was able to access my home lab via SSH …

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Aug 09 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.3 Released

Yesterday, 2017-08-08, Nutanix release a minor version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) and this means the most current version is 5.1.1.3. As you might be aware of the recommendation if running Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) has been not to upgrade to 5.1.1.1 & 5.1.1.2 from 5.1.x & …

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Aug 01 2017

Nutanix Network Visualization & Arista Switch Configuration

This blog post will cover Nutanix Network Visualization which is pretty handy when you need to further increase visibility into your datacenter infrastructure. The network visualization provides e.g. the logical to physical network mapping in Prism including VMs, AHV Hosts and physical switches and you can read more about about prereqs, supported switches, Visualizer here. …

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Jul 20 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.71 Released

Updated 9/8 – New Metadata JSON file available via Nutanix Portal  Two days ago, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of its hypervisor AHV. The latest and greatest version is now 20160925.71.  Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 5.1.1.1 is required to run AHV 20160925.71. There are quite a few improvements …

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Jul 20 2017

Microsoft Management Console Snap-In For Nutanix AFS Available

A few days ago, (2017-07-18) Nutanix released a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Snap-In for Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS). This means you can now perform top level directories (TLD) actions such as the below once via a Microsoft MMC which you have pointed to the AFS name space: Create top-level directories Delete top-level directories Change …

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Jul 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.1 Released

Yesterday, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of the Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version available is 5.1.1.1. And yes it’s a minor release but I know at least some of my customers will benefit from the new announcements such as: Support for vSphere ESXi 6.5 and 6.5a including Dell XC …

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Jun 28 2017

Nutanix .Next Conference 2017 In Washington Starts Tomorrow

So we are 14 hours away from this years US based Nutanix .Next event which will take place June 28 – 30, 2017 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. I have been in Washington for a few days already and have had some time to catch …

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May 26 2017

Import Windows Virtual Machine Using EFI Boot From VMware ESXi To Nutanix AHV

There are quite a few ways to migrate virtual machine (VM) from existing virtualisation solution to a Nutanix solution depending on e.g.: Source hypervisor Target hypervisor Keeping existing hypervisor or changing existing hypervisor. Moving VMs from non Nutanix system to Nutanix system Moving VMs between Nutanix systems. This blog post will cover a specific migration …

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May 12 2017

List number of VMs per Nutanix AHV host

Got a question a few days ago about how to list number of virtual machines (VMs) per Nutanix AHV host. From the top of my head I can think of two ways: PRISM Script PRISM It’s really simple to either view VMs per AHV Hosts direct in the UI and even export the information to a …

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May 03 2017

Change & Verify Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine Network (VLAN) Placement

In most of my deployments I need to place the Nutanix Node (AHV, ESXi, Hyper-V) and the Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) on a non default VLAN. This blog post will cover the CVM part and by following the below steps you can easily place a CVM on a specific VLAN and also verify the …

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Apr 25 2017

Deploy and customize multiple Linux VMs on Nutanix AHV

A while back I wrote a blog post Nutanix AHV and Linux VM Guest Customization where I used cloudinit to customize a Linux virtual machine (VM) after deployment. Based on that I have been asked how to do this when you’ll like to deploy multiple VMs same time. For testing purposes i have used a deployment script …

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Apr 19 2017

Nutanix AHV Network Configuration – Change Load Balancing

A while ago I published a blog post about how to configure the 10 Gbps Network cards (NICs) as the only active NICs for a specific AHV based Open vSwitch (OVS) bond which default is br0-up (previously bond0) on AHV. Read that blog post here.  This blog post will be about changing the load balancing …

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Apr 12 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.43 Released

Updated 2017-04-26 AHV version 20160925.44 was released 2017-04-24 and it includes minor changed to the .43 released April 11. Release notes for .44 can be found here. —————————— Yesterday, 2017-04-11, Nutanix released a new version of their hypervisor AHV. This means the latest and greatest AHV version is now 20160925.43. This release contains broader support …

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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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