I get this question all the time – “Hey René, you are an expert on VMware, why do you bother with Nutanix?” or vice-versa, depending upon whether I am talking to a VMware or Nutanix employee. And my answer is, “Well it depends upon the customer requirements, both vendors have great solutions.” Let me elaborate, […]
Nutanix has released version 5.11 of their Acropolis Operating System (AOS). This obviously also means that many of the supporting components of the Nutanix eco-system also have new releases to complement AOS, namely AHV & Prism Central. Please refer to the resources section at the end for links to downloads and release notes.
After a great meeting with a current Nutanix customer they asked if we had a tool that could provide them with some more background on their current cluster utilization and report on that. While Prism/Prism Pro will give you excellent reporting I try to automate as much as possible so I decided to alter the
I recently had 3 Rubrik customers asking for ways to automate protecting VMs by a means not available in the UI. Any use case is possible when you have an API first platform, so in this post I’m going to share with you the scripts I created for them. The first request was a script…
Streamlined and More Flexible HCI for Backup In a world of infrastructure and application sprawl, consolidation is becoming a popular topic to reduce complexity and costs. We have seen steps forward in production environments, driven in no small part by hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), but secondary storage has been largely left out of the conversation. The […]
Capacity planning for Nutanix Metro Availability (stretch cluster) is not that difficult as you could think. During capacity planning exercise, you have to consider all capacity aspects, compute (RAM and CPU on compute cluster)… 16 more words
Previously known as AFS (Acropolis File Services), Nutanix Files v3.5 is now GA. For those of you unfamilar with Files, here’s a short description:
Nutanix Files (formerly known as AFS) is a software-defined scale-out file server. Nutanix Files can be used as the repository for unstructured data like home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, and application logs. It can be deployed on AHV and vSphere clusters and offers many enterprise features such as easy deployment and manageability, 1-click upgrade, disaster recovery, high availability, user-level and share-level quotas, Windows previous versions, full Active Directory integration, and access-based enumeration.
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