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You are here. The art of HCI performance testing — n0derunner

At some point potential Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) users want to know – “How fast does this thing go?”. The real question is “how do we measure that?”. The simplest test is to run a single VM, with a single disk and issue a single IO at a time. We see often see this sort of…

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What if Data Locality was not a design choice in Nutanix AOS? — The Cloud Bacteria

What if data locality was not considered in Nutanix AOS architecture like a few other HCI architectures available in the market? Would AOS suffer the same as other architectures for high throughput workloads such as DSS? 358 more words

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The 7 Essential Steps for IT Transformation — Blog – Nutanix

IT strategy has shifted to prepare for and kickstart digital transformation as a business-critical initiative—but there’s still a datacenter to run. Leading IT strategist and Dartmouth College Professor Vijay Govindarajan puts it eloquently when he says, “Strategy is really about how you create your future while managing the present.” In the recent IDC report Digital…

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5 Architectural Principles to Consider before Choosing Your Infrastructure — Blog – Nutanix

When it comes to application and desktop virtualization projects, choosing the right infrastructure for your business is among the most important decisions you’ll need to make. Second only to selecting a strategy and software vendor for delivering End User Computing (EUC) services and applications, infrastructure is the bread and butter from which you’ll build your…

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How to monitor VM snapshot usage on Nutanix Acropolis — VMwaremine – Artur Krzywdzinski | Nutanix

Virtual Machine snapshot is an excellent feature which helps quickly rollback changes if something goes wrong. However, many users or Admins are using snapshots as “backups”. Basically, they create a snapshot and forget to… The post How to monitor VM snapshot usage on Nutanix Acropolis appeared first on VMwaremine – Artur Krzywdzinski | Nutanix.

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Nutanix releases AOS 5.9 with another leap of new features

Nutanix releases its new AOS 5.9 software update with new features to help customers build more resilience, secure enterprise cloud.

Here is a list of some of the new feature;

  1. Support for VMware vSphere 6.7 which was much anticipated is now supported with foundation 4.2
  2. Support for NVIDIA Tesla V100 16GB GPU with AHV version 20170830.171 and later.
  3. RDMA support for NX G6 models with two RDMA-supported NICs. RDMA allows low latency data transfer to improve network latency and lower CPU utilization.
  4. Prism Central can be used to manage Nutanix Guest Tools allowing bulk operations.
  5. RHEL in-guest clustering support using Nutanix Volumes (ABS).
  6. Software encryption now becomes on-the-fly, enable on cluster or container with or without existing data.
  7. Switch between native or external KMS for encryption is now supported.
  8. Now you can build Metro Hyper-V 2016 clusters for active-active data center and site high-availibility.
  9. Best of all now cluster can be configured as rack aware to provide resiliency for full rack or TOR switch failure.
  10. Can have asynchronous and near-synchronous schedule in same protection domain.
  11. Now near-synchronous is application-consistent and supports third-party backup solution which depends on protection domains.
  12. One time snapshot support for near-sync, which will help you reduce re-sync times.
  13. The setting view has been changed now, on clicking on settings wheel will have all the options available on left of console.

In this release Nutanix also release Karbon as tech preview to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters using Linux containers using simple web console.

As Prism Central is now independent to AOS release Nutanix also release Prism Central 5.9 with new features.

  1. Supporting bulk operations like install, manage and upgrade of NGT on multiple VMs.
  2. The setting view has been changed now, on clicking on settings wheel will have all the options available on left of console.
  3. What-if scenarios now can analyse removal of any part and impact on running workload.
  4. Nutanix Calm now supports Microsoft Azure along with AWS, GCP and VMware.
  5. Can use PowerShell for Windows VMs automation directly removing any need for separate VM as Powershell Gateway.
  6. Calm users can now save tasks (custom scripts) in task library to be used in other blueprints.

More to be found on Nutanix Portal and Happy Prism 1-Click.

NOTE: AOS 5.9 is Short Term Support release and be aware of support terms of STS and LTS and always read release notes before upgrading any software releases.