Public cloud offerings for “hyperscalers” such as AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure & Google GCP provide a lot of value when it comes to be able to stand up and run virtual workloads in a timely manner and provide various capabilities … Continue reading →The value of the hyperscaler + hypervisor model — CloudXC
Author: Farhan Parkar
Nutanix LCM v4 APIs: Managing Inventory and Planning Software Updates – Revisited — Nutanix.dev
Note: This is a repost of an article published in March 2023. This revisited version contains updated LCM SDK usage that is being progressively rolled out in various LCM versions. The previous version of this article will redirect here. The changes are as follows: Replacement of the PlanApi with the NotificationsApi Replacement of LCM TaskApi…Nutanix LCM v4 APIs: Managing Inventory and Planning Software Updates – Revisited — Nutanix.dev
Digging into Data Center efficiency, PUE and the impact of HCI — Nutanix.dev
Introduction You got the Power! And a bill … and carbon emissions targets … on power consumption, PUE and data center modernisation. With the global ICT industry now rivalling the aviation industry for carbon emissions(3) and electricity costs still sky high in Europe and elsewhere due to the ongoing energy crisis, IT is once again…Digging into Data Center efficiency, PUE and the impact of HCI — Nutanix.dev
Run Attention on Nutanix — Nutanix.dev
Summary The goal of this article is to show how customers can land their next generation AI workloads on Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP). As a first step, we show how one can implement the Attention mechanism from scratch on NCP. Attention is the core concept behind the cutting edge generative AI models and Large Language…Run Attention on Nutanix — Nutanix.dev
Replace Nutanix SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt certificate — Tielen Consultancy
Here’s a powershell script to generate a Let’s Encrypt certificate and upload that certificate to your Nutanix cluster and/or Prism Central. I want my clusters to be available via: cluster-a.tielenconsultancy.nl cluster-b.tielenconsultancy.nl cluster-c.tielenconsultancy.nl tielanix.tielenconsultancy.nl (This is Prism Central) The tielenconsultancy.nl domain is avaiable on the internet and internal. The clusters aren’t available via the internet offcourse…Replace Nutanix SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt certificate — Tielen Consultancy
Documenting all GPOs with PowerShell — SID-500.COM
Active Directory Group Policies (GPO) enables you to control user and computer settings. It is important to document them. In this blog post I am going to show you two PowerShell commands which create a GPO HTML Report. Let’s dive in. To store all GPO Settings from all GPOs in one file run this command. […]Documenting all GPOs with PowerShell — SID-500.COM
Cloud Operating Model: Part 4 Art of the Possible — unknowntech.io
Over the last few weeks we went over the Cloud Operating Model as it pertains to Self-Service. We broke this section out into four parts because there are many things and areas where Self-Service provides tremedous advantage but we had to start with the Foundation, the Platform. In this last article i’m going to provide […]Cloud Operating Model: Part 4 Art of the Possible — unknowntech.io
Nutanix Objects Version 4.0 — Cloudpros
In Nutanix Objects 4.0, there are numerous updates that improve its functionality as an enterprise object storage solution. Let’s explore each new feature and highlight its benefits: 1. Federation Namespace One of the standout features of Nutanix Objects 4.0 is the Federation Namespace. Federation provides a way to create a single namespace across multiple individual…Nutanix Objects Version 4.0 — Cloudpros
The New Nutanix Prism Central Experience — Cloudpros
Nutanix has unveiled a range of new features in the Prism Central (PC) 2023.1.01 release, including an entirely fresh way to work and engage with Prism Central. 576 more wordsThe New Nutanix Prism Central Experience — Cloudpros
Life Cycle Manager’s new milestone
Nutanix Life Cycle Manager (LCM) manages the software and firmware of the Nutanix cluster. It tracks, inventories, and updates software and firmware entities of the Nutanix cluster, with the release of version 2.6 announcing LCM had achieved a new milestone.
Following are some key new features released as part of version 2.6
Faster inventory – addresses a set of bottlenecks in the inventory process, specifically around the staging modules from the catalog service to different environments, reducing the inventory time
LCM Auto-update visibility – On every LCM inventory, LCM checks for a new version of the LCM framework. By default, if a new version is available, LCM automatically updates itself. LCM 2.6 adds a tracker for this update to the UI, to let you see the progress of the framework auto-update
Custom precheck for AOS, Prism Central, and ESXi – Before LCM 2.6, a majority of update failures were due to prechecks. LCM 2.6 lets you run prechecks without actually performing an update, which lets you isolate update failures from precheck failures. For details, see the Life Cycle Manager Guide: AOS Custom Precheck.
Support for ESXi updates on NX platforms – LCM 2.6 adds support for native ESXi hypervisor updates on Nutanix NX platforms. For details, see the Life Cycle Manager Guide: Fetching the ESX Bundle with Direct Upload.
Parallel update support for Foundation – LCM 2.6 adds parallel update support for Foundation. Parallel update means that the time needed for Foundation update does not depend on the size of the cluster.
SPR-based Nutanix G9 platforms support – LCM 2.6 adds support for the forthcoming SPR-based Nutanix G9 platforms.
Better error reporting – LCM 2.6 adds custom exception handlers for better error reporting for asynchronous module failures.
AHV/GPU update behaving incorrectly on mixed clusters – Fixed an issue where LCM AHV/GPU update did not behave correctly on mixed clusters, that is, clusters that include both nodes that contain GPU cards and nodes that do not.
The detailed release notes are available on the support portal at (Link)