Author: Brandon Scott

Linear Performance with Nutanix Architecture

In this post I will walk through what enables the Nutanix architecture to inherently allow for linear scalability of performance as the virtualization cluster scales out as compared to scaling out the virtualization cluster in a legacy 3-tier environment. Scaling 3-TierĀ  First let’s walk through what scaling a 3-tier environment would look like. For the …

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Nutanix Full Site Disaster Recovery

In this post I will walk through a full site failover using the intelligence built into the Nutanix Prism Software. The failover will be initiated from the DR location simulating a full site failure and the steps to bring up your VMs/Volume Groups at the remote site. Note: This post makes the following assumptions. The …

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Restoring Windows Files using Nutanix Self Service Restore

In this post I will go through a step by step deployment of configuring and testing Nutanix’s native Self Service Restore utility included in the Professional and Ultimate licenses tiers of the Acropolis software. The topic of discussion will be Windows file-level recovery. General Requirements and Limitations of Self-Service Restore Set disk.enableUUID=true in the .vmx …

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Configuring Nutanix Protection Domain

In this post I will walk through how to configure VMs in a Nutanix Protection Domain. For General Guidelines and Limitations please refer to the following LINK Configuring Your VM(s) in a Protection Domain In Part 2 I will walk through how to configure a Protection Domain on your Nutanix cluster. A Protection Domain is …

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Installing Nutanix Guest Tools on Windows (NGT)

In this post I will walk through installing Nutanix Guest Tools on a Windows VM. General Requirements and Limitations Virtual IP address must be configured on the Nutanix cluster. If the virtual IP address of the cluster changes, it will impact all the NGT instances that are running in your cluster. For more information, see …

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Enterprise Cloud as a DevOps Enabler

“DevOps“, that infamous “word” that has been circling the IT community for many years now. What is it? Why do I care? Most will say DevOps is a fantasy world where developers and operations teams are BFFs, they sing ‘Kumbaya’ at their weekly double rainbow viewing parties while happily playing ping pong during which time …

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Case for HCI in the Modern Datacenter

In this post I will make my case for taking an honest look at HCI versus a 3-tier infrastructure. The aim here is to be objective and to provide a fair and balanced view of each architecture to allow for an honest comparison when reviewing how the future of your datacenter will be architected.Figure 1: …

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MyPureSupport Moves into the Enterprise Cloud!

Hello, this is the first blog post in what I hope will be a large catalog of future brain dumps, how-to’s, and lively debates. MyPuresupport began in 2012 as medium of thoughtful exchange for users who were reviewing or had just purchased an IBM Puresystem/Flexsystem/Pureflex system aka Bladecenter 2.0. For those who played around with …

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