Category Archive: Design

Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture v3

The third version of Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture, formerly known as Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture has been released. The major addition compared to previous versions is the inclusion of the following Nutanix components: Era Karbon Files Objects Mine Flow Clusters This document follows the same structure as the previous versions meaning it’s describing …

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Nutanix Multi Site Private Cloud Architecture

As a follow up to the Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture version release in March 2020 the Multi-Site Private Cloud Architecture document has been released. This document follows the same structure as the previous version meaning it’s describing what approach (methodology) to use, ย what to consider/ take into account and what decisions to include when …

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Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture

Updated 2020-10-15: Nutanix Multi-Site Private Cloud Architecture document has been released. ——————————————————————————————————————- Happy to announce that the long awaited Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture has been released. This is a document describing what approach (methodology) to use, ย what to consider/ take into account and what decisions to include when designing a private cloud solution based …

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VMware stretched cluster and VM swap file placement

A few days ago i came across a VMware vSphere, version 5.5, stretched clusterย implementation that caught my attention. Background My customer uses the following setup: 8 ESXi version 5.5 hosts. 4 placed in Datacenter01 and 4 placed in Datacenter02 2 Storage systems. 1 storage node placed in Datacenter01 and 1 storage node placed in Datacenter02 …

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ESXi host HBA priority

A few days back i had an interesting chat with one of my customers. I’ll provide some background information before going in to the actual problem statement. Background information. The vSphere setup includes: Rack servers 2 x 8 core CPUs per ESXi host. 192 GB RAM per ESXi host. 2 x 1 port Fibre Channel …

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vSphere HA design consideration

I want to highlight a risk in one of my previous designs and also explain what you can do to avoid it, if you get approval from the customer. The VMware vSphere versions referenced in the blog post are VMware vCenter Serverย 5.1.0b 947939 and VMware ESXi server 5.1. Background Below i have listed a few …

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