Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV – A leap ahead with the new release

Nutanix today releases a new AHV-20220304.242, it is an independent release and compatible with the newly released AOS 6.5.1 and later. This release not only provides security updates but some internal enhancements to improve the performance overall as follows.

Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) support for AHV VMs – Now Windows 11 can officially support and install with vTPM enabled. AHV vTPM is software-based emulation of the physical TPM 2.0 chip that works as a virtual device.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) Support on AHV – Now WSL can be installed on Windows VMs with support for use cases like WSL2 with Docker.

Core component upgrades – Some of the core components are updated like

  • Upgrade Libvirt to 6.0.0
  • Upgrade QEMU to 4.2.0.
  • Upgrade the AHV Linux kernel to 5.10
  • Various NIC drivers got upgraded

With this release of AHV, there are myriad significant performance enhancements and improvements to the core storage performance as well as guest workload. The storage IO increases by up to 15% and guest workload response time improvements by 10-20%. These improvements are possible by only a simple hypervisor update.

Detailed release notes are available here

Veeam

Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain — Victor Virtualization

Today I will share a successful case of using Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain Appliance. I just upgraded Veeam Backup & Replication Server to v11. The Figure 1 is the high level of physical diagram. This is a great Veeam scenario for reference. Figure 1 – Physical diagram Environment Preferred Site: […]

Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain — Victor Virtualization
Nutanix

Nutanix NC2: Unify all your Private and Public Clouds — Cloud Whales

Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) dramatically reduces the operational complexity of migrating, extending or bursting your applications and data between on-premises and clouds. Cloud on Your Terms with NC2 There is a pressing need for a single platform that can span private, distributed and public clouds so that operators can manage their traditional and modern applications…

Nutanix NC2: Unify all your Private and Public Clouds — Cloud Whales
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Nutanix Product Ports & Protocols — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind

Not sure if you have already seen this already but recently Nutanix made a change to its overall documentation available via portal.nutanix.com. The change includes where product Ports and Protocols information is displayed and instead of keeping it in each and every products documentation it will be available via one place which makes it way…

Nutanix Product Ports & Protocols — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
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Exchange DAG backup Tips | Veeam — Cloud Whales

General Tips for VMware and Hyper-V: Use Veeam ONE!! Veeam ONE tracks the underlying backup change rates that generate “suspicious incremental backup size” alerts.pCPU to vCPU ratio 2:1, recommended 1:1Size the Exchange VM in a way, that it can run within a single NUMA node.Use thick provisioning for the disks for better performanceDo not enable…

Exchange DAG backup Tips | Veeam — Cloud Whales