The Nutanix platform has and will continue to evolve to meet/exceed the ever increasing customer and application requirements while working within constraints such as licensing. Two of the most common workloads which I work frequently with customers to design solutions around real or perceived licensing constraints … Continue reading →
With the release of Nutanix Compute Only (CO) nodes to target niche workloads such as Oracle and SQL workloads which are constrained by physical CPU licensing, it’s important to understand the minimum requirements and the justification for these requirements. The best … Continue reading →
So what can One Click do for you in the datacenter? It provides simplicity in a single pane of glass for all of your necessary tools. Let’s review some of its feature and capabilities: Dashboard – a cluster management user interface that includes a menu bar with a host of tiles that provide information about […]
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.