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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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Nutanix Move for AWS (Linux)

Move (formerly Xtract) from Nutanix has been an ever evolving product. The first two capabilities were “Xtract for DBs” and “Xtract for VMs“. The newest addition to the Move family is the capability to migrate VMs from AWS to a local Nutanix cluster running AHV as the hypervisor! We now have a simple way to …

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