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Windows Storage Spaces with Nutanix — Derek Seaman’s Blog


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.

via Windows Storage Spaces with Nutanix — Derek Seaman’s Blog

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Nutanix DR Runbooks – Part 1 – vmwaremine.com

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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Nutanix Xtract 2.0.3 Released – Features and Updates -cpjon.es

This post is authored by Chris Jones and all credit goes to him only.


Nutanix Xtract launched in October 2017 as a tool to provide Nutanix customers with a simple and granular method to onboard existing workloads to on-premises Nutanix clusters running AHV. Xtract delivers ease and speed in which migrations are completed, and reduces the time taken to onboard workloads. This has resulted in great customer adoption with Xtract being used by hundreds of organisations to migrate in excess of 12,000 VMs, based on a variety of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

Today, Nutanix is proud to announce the release of Xtract 2.0.3 which not only adds Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a source for VM migrations from the public cloud to an on-premises Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, but also some great performance improvements to speed up migrations.

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Unveiling Cloud Cost Anomaly Detection from Xi Beam — Blog – Nutanix

Cloud cost anomaly detection is a vital tool in keeping your cloud costs under control. To put it in perspective, balancing your own budget isn’t always easy – even if you’re the most frugal person you know. Every now and then you may treat yourself to a new shirt or a nice meal from somewhere…

via Unveiling Cloud Cost Anomaly Detection from Xi Beam — Blog – Nutanix