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

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Nutanix Scalability – Part 5 – Scaling Storage Performance for Physical Machines

Nutanix Scalability – Part 5 – Scaling Storage Performance for Physical Machines
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Runecast: Your Way To A More Trouble Free Virtualization Environment — Long White Virtual Clouds

When you have a crisis in your VMware environment do you like manually finding a needle in a hay stack of needles to identify the root cause? Do you love spending endless hours with your fingers walking through knowledge base articles, google searches, and scratching your head while your users suffer? Do you have so…

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[WS2016]INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING IIS ON WINDOWS SERVER 2016 NANO -PART02 — All about Cloud Ecosystem based on VMware & Nutanix

In the previous post, we covered basic implementation of Nano Server along with IIS Package. As the goal of our blog is to configure Website to host vSphere Update Manager repository in the Airgapped zone, we need to start focusing in that direction. Now we have to start doing some initial work. If you refer…

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Getting Started with Alexa Skill for Nutanix —

I have been working on an Alexa integration with Nutanix clusters, and I am happy to make the first release publicly available. Natural language processing (NLP) is becoming ubiquitous in many fields of science, and data center infrastructure is no different. However, tentatives to make NLP useful in a transactional world have largely failed because…

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