Nutanix, Nutanix Files, Uncategorized

Nutanix File 3.6 another major release…!


As Nutanix Files is generating major traction in enterprise space, Nutanix Files team keeps adding more enterprise class features. As of today we have new release of Nutanix Files now version 3.6 with few key new features.

File Blocking
Block specific file types from the file server or share by specifying the extension. File types blocked on the share level override blocked extensions specified on the file server level.  This feature was I believe most asked by customers
NearSync Disaster Recovery (DR)
NearSync support for Nutanix Files, now have a 1 minute or greater recovery point objective (RPO), meaning you can configure NearSync to take snapshots of a file server in 1-minute intervals. 
SMB Message Encryption
SMB message encryption secures messages between the file server and client. Turn on SMB message encryption when creating or modifying a share.
Multi-byte Support For Share Root (NFS)
Multibyte support is extended to NFS. Files supports multibyte and Unicode character names for NFS exports and for multiprotocol shares.
Support Durable SMB File Handles
Durable handles let SMB clients survive a temporary client-side connection loss after opening a file, allowing transparent client re-connection within a timeout. 
Enable Compression
Files compression reduces the input/output (I/O) load and iSCSI traffic. 
Great Improvement in System Limits 
Overall the system limits are increases as distributed share reached 3PB and 1.8 for standard share with compression.
Support for Windows Server 2019
Supports for Active Directory (AD) 2019 server as a client for SMB share access and for join-domain operations. Improvements also include reduced permission requirements for join-domain delegated users.
Enable Scale-Up Recommendation
Scale-up performance optimization recommendation for SMB connection limits. Update the number of vCPUs and memory for the file server using the amount suggested by the scale-up recommendation.


More can be found on Release Notes

External, Nutanix AHV, Nutanix Files, Nutanix Objects

The Journey to AHV Metro-Availability – Nutanix Blog


This blog was authored by Tuhina Goel Product Marketing Manager Nutanix

This first blog in the three-part series on Metro Availability for AHV focuses on how to achieve zero data loss with Protection Policies in Prism Central at VM granularity.

For mission-critical applications in various industry sectors like banking, capital markets, insurance, healthcare, and emergency life support services, 24x7x365 uptime is key for the business to function unhindered. In such cases, applications need to have transparent visibility into underlying IT infrastructure failures, including hardware components (disk, network cards, power supply), racks, clusters, or sites. A 2014 Gartner study puts the cost of downtime at $5,600 per minute and can go as high as $540,000 per hour for mission-critical applications.

One of our core principles at Nutanix is to ensure the continuous availability of data for all applications running on the platform. To achieve seamless business continuity, we have built High Availability and Data Protection right into our AOS platform with the assumption that the hardware components are prone to failure. While this prevents customers from experiencing component failures in a cluster, what happens when entire clusters go down? The answer is Metro Availability. Metro Availability will extend the realm of continuous availability to another cluster. Customers can configure their deployments to seamlessly keeping mission-critical applications online even in the case of entire site failures.

Read more at (here)

External, Nutanix Files

Nutanix Files 3.5 is now GA – Derek Seaman’s IT Blog

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.

Read more at Derek Seaman’s IT Blog