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Entity-Centric Storage Policies

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In the hybrid multicloud world, applications need more agility to run anywhere and to efficiently move their application data and storage configuration. Nutanix is committed to continuously innovate to support this journey. A new feature called “Storage Policy” introduces storage configuration at a per VM level.

On Nutanix storage, configuration features such as data redundancy, encryption (for security), data compression, deduplication, and erasure coding (storage space optimization) are defined at a container level. A container is a logical segmentation of the physical storage space and contains a group of VMs or files (vDisks). However, managing containers across clusters in a hybrid cloud environment introduces a lot of complexity. Storage Policies simplifies this experience by bringing the storage configuration closer to the application where users have the ability to configure attributes at a per VM (VM group) level across clusters.

Policy-based multi-cluster storage configuration enables workload/application mobility across clusters without worrying about underlying storage container configuration. Customers can set and manage storage policy templates by departments, applications, and business Criticality (for example, policies for database VMs) from Prism Central.

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Nutanix AOS 5.20.2 & AHV 20201105.2229 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind

Yesterday, 2021-10-13, a maintenance release to the latest long term support (LTS) version of AOS, 5.20, was released meaning the latest LTS release is now 5.20.2. As with 5.20 the 5.20.2 release includes from AOS STS (Short Term Support) 5.19, 5.19.1 and 5.19.2 plus additional improvements. Read more about difference between LTS & STS here.…

Nutanix AOS 5.20.2 & AHV 20201105.2229 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
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Nutanix Prism Central 2021.9 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind

Just a quick blog post to let you know that Prism Central 2021.9 version was just released and can be downloaded via the Nutanix Portal. The focus with 2021.8 which i wrote about here was to make license management easier. The 2021.9 release brings a few new feature, some enhancements and some bug fixes including…

Nutanix Prism Central 2021.9 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
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Nutanix AHV strengthen enterprise readiness with new Prism Central updates.


In case anyone had missed last week Nutanix and Redhat had announced alliance to strengthen enterprise offering by certifying RHEL and Openshift on Nutanix AHV.

Nutanix Blog here

RedHat Blog Here

Today Nutanix had announce new release of Prism Central version 2021.7 with some of much anticipated features and enhancements.

AHV Metro Availability with Witness – With Metro Availability now supported, enterprises can have a full automatic site availability for clusters running Nutanix AHV.

More X-Play Actions Added for Playbook – As Prism Central actions based on categories, assigning categories was a big job until now. With new x-play action, that process can be automated to assign / unassign categories to VM, Host, Clusters, etc.

Now X-Play can aswell trigger Ansible workflows and jobs for more guest based automation or management.

Prism Central 1-Click Disaster Recovery – With the new enhancement now Prism Central can be protected from site or cluster failure by native backup / replication upto three clusters. The recovery process is as usual 1-click experience and supports AHV as well as Vmware ESXi.

Flow Microsegmentation – Flow version 1.0 – Now Flow will be independent release and be unlocked from AOS / Prism Central release train. This will allow Flow to be enhance must faster.

Powershell cmdlets v2.0

This release of Prism Central now supports PowerCLI cmdlets version 2.0. PowerCLI cmdlets 2.0 introduces a new set of detailed cmdlets. 

These are only few of the enhancements, more new features can be found on release notes here (Nutanix Portal require Login)