Performance Head to Head (vDisk Sharding) >> AOS 5.20x vs 6.1x

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” — Steve Jobs  For many Nutanix customers quality has become expected and, unlike hardware, software continues to appreciate as we upgrade. The following is a testament to that focus on quality mentioned by Steve Jobs above. We should be constantly …

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Flow Security Central – On Premise Nutanix (Getting Started)

Flow Security Central is a SaaS solution from Nutanix (previously part Nutanix Beam) which provides insight into the security posture of Nutanix private cloud as well as (today) AWS and Azure clouds to bring in a complete hybrid view of our cloud environments. In FSC (Flow Security Central) there are over 800 prewritten security checks …

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Performance Head to Head >> AOS 5.15 vs. 5.20 (LTS)

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” — Steve Jobs  For many Nutanix customers quality has become expected and, unlike hardware, software continues to appreciate as we upgrade. The following is a testament to that focus on quality mentioned by Steve Jobs above. We should be constantly …

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Setting Up Nutanix Calm Software-as-a-Service

Calm (cloud application lifecycle manager) was and still is a function within the Prism Central management plane. However, as customers needs grow and there is a push towards consuming more SaaS (software-as-a-service) solutions Nutanix now allows us to run Calm as a SaaS product. This will provide continuous upgrades and availability to the Calm management …

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P2V Migration to Nutanix AHV with vConverter

In this blog post I will detail how to use vConverter to migrate a Windows VM to Nutanix AHV in a 1-step data migration process. Note that this migration path is much more complex than a previous blog post about using HYCU Data Protection to perform this migration. Prerequisites: Download and install the Nutanix VirtIO …

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Nesting ESXi on Nutanix AHV

In this short blog I will be showing how to nest VMware vSphere ESXi on Nutanix AHV. At this point you may be asking a fairly obvious question…”Ummm, why?”. This will become clearer in a follow up blog post on using nested ESXi as a 1-step migration path to use vConverter for a physical to …

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P2V Windows to Nutanix AHV with HYCU Data Protection

In this article we will walk through a physical to virtual migration of a Windows 2012+ physical system to Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). To perform this we are using HYCU Data Protection which is a complete backup and recovery solution for Nutanix (AHV, ESXi, Physical Windows). By the end of this blog you should have …

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Nutanix Leap – Disaster Recovery as Code – Part 1

Part 1 – Setting up Availability Zone, Protection Policy, and DR Recovery Plan In a previous post, I went over using Nutanix Protection Domains as a means for DR failover/site migration activities. Protection domains are powerful, providing schedules, consistency groups, and incremental based replication down to a 1 minute interval. What Protection Domains do not …

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Prism Pro X-Play (Codeless datacenter automation)

In this blog post I will show a new feature added to the Prism Pro product within the Prism Central management plane called X-Play or “Cross-play”. This enhancement to the Prism Pro feature set is a major step towards an autonomous or “self-driving” datacenter that was discussed in the .Next 2019 keynotes in Anaheim, CA (check …

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Nutanix per VM QoS (IOps/Throughput throttling)

In this post I will discuss a new feature to AOS 5.11  called Storage QoS. Storage QoS is essentially rate limiting a specific virtual machine so that it does not exceed a certain IOPs or Throughput threshold. Now before we dig in and show how Nutanix has implemented QoS and how it can be enabled we …

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