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Nutanix Product Ports & Protocols — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind

Not sure if you have already seen this already but recently Nutanix made a change to its overall documentation available via portal.nutanix.com. The change includes where product Ports and Protocols information is displayed and instead of keeping it in each and every products documentation it will be available via one place which makes it way…

Nutanix Product Ports & Protocols — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
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Exchange DAG backup Tips | Veeam — Cloud Whales

General Tips for VMware and Hyper-V: Use Veeam ONE!! Veeam ONE tracks the underlying backup change rates that generate “suspicious incremental backup size” alerts.pCPU to vCPU ratio 2:1, recommended 1:1Size the Exchange VM in a way, that it can run within a single NUMA node.Use thick provisioning for the disks for better performanceDo not enable…

Exchange DAG backup Tips | Veeam — Cloud Whales
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Nutanix Security Central: Reduce Risk and Complexity — Cloud Whales

It should be news to no one that the number of cyber attacks and data breaches continues to rise. More than three-quarters of organizations have been victims of one or more successful cyber attacks. What about your business? How well are you protecting it against the onslaught of threats? As applications and infrastructure have evolved…

Nutanix Security Central: Reduce Risk and Complexity — Cloud Whales
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Nutanix Files 4.0 – New Milestone

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Today Nutanix marked another milestone with its enterprise-grade files services with Nutanix Files v 4. This version along with normal fixes and security updates introduces new features to lure enterprises towards moving file services on Nutanix HCI.

  1. Files Console – The Files web console provides a new standalone interface for administering and configuring a file server from the Files control plane rather than from the Prism Element UI. The Files Console works independently of the Prism Element (PE) control plane and is dedicated for administering Files. 
  2. Smart Tiering with Data Lens – Nutanix Data Lens centralizes data from all of your file servers across various data center locations from around the globe. Smart Tiering allows to migrate cold data from your file server to an object store using tiering policies, and tiering thresholds.
  3. Anonymization of File Server Logs – Log anonymization protects the privacy of data during troubleshooting, by masking sensitive information such as IP addresses, usernames, passwords, and file and directory names. 
  4. Files v4 REST APIs  – The Files v4 APIs are independent from Prism Element (PE) and Prism Central (PC) APIs. You can access the REST APIs through the Files Console.
  5. Ransomware Protection Enhancements – Expansion to up to 10,0000 blocked ransomware patterns per file server and Separate management of ransomware patterns and file blocking patterns. Manage ransomware patterns from File Analytics or Data Lens, and manage file blocking patterns from the Files Console.

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Nutanix AHV : Running Windows 11 beta — Let’s Talk About Tech!

Background This is not a big secret, the next famous OS from Microsoft leaked over the Internet few days ago. Windows 11 beta. I’m not a Windows fan, but I’m curious about anything technology related (as you already notice since you are here). I was wondering how it looks and what is the experience. The…

Nutanix AHV : Running Windows 11 beta — Let’s Talk About Tech!
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Scaling Storage Capacity – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN – CloudXC

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In the first post in this series I compared the actual Usable Capacity between Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN on the same hardware.

We saw approximately 30-40% more usable capacity delivered by Nutanix.

Next we compared Deduplication & Compression technologies where we learned Nutanix has outright capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency and performance advantages over vSAN.

Then we looked at Erasure Coding where we learned the Nutanix implementation (called EC-X) is both dynamic & flexible by balancing performance and capacity efficiencies in real time.

vSAN on the other hand has a rudimentary “All or nothing” approach which can lead to higher front end impact and does not dynamically apply Erasure Coding to the most suitable data.

Via Scaling Storage Capacity – Nutanix vs VMware vSAN

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Erasure Coding Comparison – Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN – CloudXC

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In a recent post I compared the actual Usable Capacity between Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN on the same hardware. We saw approximately 30-40% more usable capacity delivered by Nutanix.

Next up we compared Deduplication & Compression technologies where we learned Nutanix has outright capacity efficiency, flexibility, resiliency and performance advantages over vSAN.

Now we’ll look into Erasure Coding which is another valuable and proven technology that can drive further capacity and potentially performance efficiencies, complimentary to Deduplication and Compression.

via Erasure Coding Comparison – Nutanix ADSF vs VMware vSAN

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Nutanix File 3.6 another major release…!

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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