Compressability What space savings should you expect when running databases with default compression in a Nutanix cluster? When we ran the TPCx-HCI benchmark on our cluster we realized about 2:1 savings from compression alone. The TPCx-HCI benchmark mimics a database consolidation setup, meaning that there are many databases per host. The uncompressed data size was…
The last few weeks I was invited to and involved with beta testing of the all new Google Cloud based Nutanix Test Drive running AOS. Previously it was hosted on Ravello and running on a version of the Community Edition. 20 more words
Do you need to integrate Red Hat Satellite Server with Nutanix AHV? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will cover the necessary steps to configure this integration, and properly license your Red Hat VMs running on Nutanix AHV. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is one of the most…
Nutanix is a great platform for running a range of workloads from small, medium, to large. As disk capacity requirements increase, it can be beneficial to back large data disks (e.g. 1TB+) with multiple smaller virtual disks (vDisks). Although not set in stone, using 4-6 virtual disks instead of one huge disk can significantly boost disk performance with these large data sets. Typically we see this most applicable to database-type workloads, where there is a large working set size and where there can be a lot of write activity. Multiple disks provides more ability to queue I/O requests, additional OPLOG space, and better distrubute high I/O within the Nutanix distributed fabric.
This post is authored by Artur Krzwdzinski and all credits goes to him.
Nutanix DR runbooks overview
Nutanix DR (Disaster Recovery) runbooks help orchestrate, automate and test failover and failback processes for applications running on top of Nutanix AOS. DR runbooks do not require deployment of additional components. It is a part of Nutanix Prism Central. If you have Prism Central deployed, you are only few click away from having fully funtionalsolution.
Nutanix DR runbooks – Architecture
Nutanix DR runbooks leverage Prism Central as management plane and to store all configuration data (categories, protection policies, recovery plans). All configuration data is automatically replicated between Prism Central instances which are part of the solution. Single availability zone can have multiple replication targets (Nutanix clusters) configured and available for replication. In Nutanix AOS 5.10 DR runbooks support 1:1 replication target and Async replication. In upcoming AOS releases expect to new functionalities and enhancements to existing features.
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In a very high percentage of enterprise environments you need to securely delegate access to various applications and infrastructure components. Unless you work in a mom and pop IT shop, you should follow the security principle of ‘least privilege’ with RBAC (Role based access controls). 42 more words
How to improve large DB read performance by 2X Nutanix AOS 5.10 ships with a feature called Autonomous Extent Store (AES). AES effectively provides Metadata Locality… 207 more words