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Simple and Powerful Automation with Prism Pro X-Play – Nutanix Blog


This post was authored by Sarah Hernandez Member of Technical Staff – Prism UI

It is no secret that automation has become a necessary part of IT Operations to ensure the success of your business. With automation comes with the benefits of reducing manual, repetitive tasks, minimizing human errors, and enabling IT teams to scale operations without needing to increase headcount. However, automation also introduces a new level of complexity with larger unknowns and risks.

When you start letting the machine take actions without the proper intelligence, things can quickly spiral out of control. Teams are often reluctant to start automating tasks, due to the risk that they could spend more time debugging issues in the automation, than if they just did the tasks manually in the first place. Today there are many tools that offer ways to automate operations in the data center, but none of them are able to remove the complexity that can help alleviate the fears and risks of automating tasks that admins face daily.

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Supercharging your Nutanix AHV Clusters with Compute Only Nodes – Nutanix Blog



This post was authored by Tanuja Ingale, Sr. Product Manager for AHV

Over the last few years, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS platform has evolved by leaps and bounds in terms of platform robustness, simplicity in management and continuous innovation from storage and infrastructure level all the way up to multi-cloud multi-application management framework.

Key features such as data resiliency, performance, scalability, and product maturity make Nutanix HCI a truly compelling and complete platform for running a wide-range of workloads. It simplifies deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized or cloud-computing environments.

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The Journey to AHV Metro-Availability – Nutanix Blog


This blog was authored by Tuhina Goel Product Marketing Manager Nutanix

This first blog in the three-part series on Metro Availability for AHV focuses on how to achieve zero data loss with Protection Policies in Prism Central at VM granularity.

For mission-critical applications in various industry sectors like banking, capital markets, insurance, healthcare, and emergency life support services, 24x7x365 uptime is key for the business to function unhindered. In such cases, applications need to have transparent visibility into underlying IT infrastructure failures, including hardware components (disk, network cards, power supply), racks, clusters, or sites. A 2014 Gartner study puts the cost of downtime at $5,600 per minute and can go as high as $540,000 per hour for mission-critical applications.

One of our core principles at Nutanix is to ensure the continuous availability of data for all applications running on the platform. To achieve seamless business continuity, we have built High Availability and Data Protection right into our AOS platform with the assumption that the hardware components are prone to failure. While this prevents customers from experiencing component failures in a cluster, what happens when entire clusters go down? The answer is Metro Availability. Metro Availability will extend the realm of continuous availability to another cluster. Customers can configure their deployments to seamlessly keeping mission-critical applications online even in the case of entire site failures.

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Rouge FUD: RedHat Support in Nutanix Virtualized Environments — Long White Virtual Clouds

RedHat is one of the pioneers of the Open Source community with their distribution of Linux called RedHat Enterprise Linux. While the OS software packages and the Linux kernel are completely Open Source, and anyone is free to download, use, and distribute them (some disclosures required), if you want commercial support you have to pay…

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Recovering a Protection Domain snapshot to a VM — My Virtual Vision

Yesterday one of our SEs mentioned he was talking to a customer and this customer is using MCS between two separate clusters. They were looking for a way to only keep one image updated and they are then looking to use our Protection Domain to replicate it over to the other cluster. Now, they are

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