Category Archive: Acropolis

Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases

One thing that i usually discuss with organisations that are either implementing, evaluating or already running Nutanix Era is how they can do reporting. This is a pretty wide topic and can include multiple aspects and the type of report required varies based on what the report purpose is e.g: Capacity Management Chargeback Showback Based …

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Nutanix Clone & Snapshot – How it works

Just realised that this blog post was never released for an unknown reason. Was supposed to be published back in June 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I’m getting question around how Nutanix clones and snapshots actually works and based on that i decided to create an official Nutanix document around these two techniques. The Nutanix Acropolis Distributed …

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Nutanix CVM Maintenance Mode

Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) maintenance mode is the topic i’ll cover in this quick blog post. Reason being i have been asked about this a few times recently. First – Yes – CVM and hypervisor maintenance mode are two different things. Hypervisor maintenance mode means no virtual machines (VMs) will run on the hypervisor …

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Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine High Availability

Approximately four years ago a wrote a two blog post series about Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine High Availability (VMHA) which are obsolete so do not refer to the below once for AHV HA functionality: Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability โ€“ Part I Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability โ€“ Part II Over the years I have …

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Understanding Nutanix Node Physical Memory Configuration

I wouldn’t say on a weekly basis, but I receive questions about physical memory configurations, physical memory speed, balanced vs un-balanced memory configurations from time to time. Based on that I have put together a document which you can access via the Nutanix Portal. Things like maximum memory frequency or speed and the number of …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.4

Based on some feedback of people actually using the reporting script I have added two more fields in the report for the 2.4 release. The additional reporting metrics are: Categories VM uuid Script still uses either Prism Element (the actual NutanixCluster) as source or both Prism Element and Prism Central. When using Prism Central you’ll …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.3

Another release of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. This release includes fixes to runtime output and to VM annotation/description filed including a comma sign. Example of script runtime output. Script still uses either Prism Element (the actual NutanixCluster) as source or both Prism Element and Prism Central. When using Prism Central …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.2

Another release of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. Two new columns are included in this version: VM Description vNUMA Configuration The VM Description information is available via Prism Element (Nutanix Cluster) but the vNUMA Configuration information is only available via Prism Central (PC) so you need to decide if you want …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.1

A new release, version 2.1, of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. I have been asked a few times about how to add information about when a VM was created and it is included in this version. However, the information is available via Prism Central (PC) so you need to decide if …

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Nutanix AHV Certified for Production SAP HANA

I trust you have already seen this but i just need to do an extremely short blog post about a major achievement by Nutanix. A few days back the Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) together with the Nutanix hypervisor AHV, yes that’s correct, were certified to run production SAP HANA workloads. A while back Nutanix gained …

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Nutanix AHV – Change Virtual Network For Multiple VMs

About 1.5 years ago I wrote a blog post about how toย Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Network Placement. This blog post is similar but the major difference is that you can virtual network for multiple VMs same time. This his is not a UI feature, it’s a script me and my colleague Art Perkinsย created a …

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Migrate Hyper-V 2012R2 VMs To Nutanix AHV

The following blog post will cover the steps taken when I migrated a Hyper-V 2012 R2 VM running Windows Server 2008, called VM01 below, to Nutanix AHV version 20170830.115 and Nutanix AOS version 5.6. Yeah I know that Windows 2008 R2 is not the most modern OS but that was the constraint in this case …

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AHV Best Practices Guide Version 4.1 Released

As you might know there are a few new AOS and AHV versions released since the last AHV Best Practices Guide (BPG) were released. Newest AOS releases are 5.6 and 5.5.2 depending on what release track you have chosen. The Updated AHV BPG still covers the following areas: Nutanix Acropolis Architecture AHV Networking Overview Networking …

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Data Protection for Nutanix AHV Based VMs Version 1.4 Released

The story continues, now Storware ย with its product vProtect is added to the list of backup & restore solutions with built-in AHV support. Great news for everyone since it give each customer even more freedom of choice. ยจThis means the following third-party vendors now support backing up AHV based VMs: Cohesity Commvault Comtrade Software HYCU …

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Quick Tip – Adjust/Change Prism UI Contrast

A while back I wrote a blog post about how to Change Nutanix Prism UI Login Screenย and this quick tip will be about hos to adjust/change the Prism UI Contrast. This applies to both Prism Element (PE) and Prism Central (PC). Follow the procedure below to manage the Prism UI contrast. Log in to PE …

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List Nutanix AHV Physical Memory Configuration

A question I have received quite a few times when Nutanix customers wants to add memory to their AHV hosts is ย how they can see the following: DIMM Size in use DIMM Locator in use DIMMs Bank Locator in use You can get some of this information from the out of band management interface (IPMI, …

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