Tag Archive: Controller Virtual Machine

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 – Part I Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability – Part II Over the years I have …

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Nutanix AHV – Change Virtual Network For Multiple VMs

About 1.5 years ago I wrote a blog post about how to 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 Perkins created a …

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Change Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Network Placement

Updated 2018-08-17: If you want to change virtual network for multiple VMs same time, check out Nutanix AHV – Change Virtual Network For Multiple VMs This blog post will cover how to change virtual machine (VM) network adapter (NIC) to AHV network mapping. You got two options to do this: PRISM – You need to delete …

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Change AHV Based Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) RAM

A few days ago i changed Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) Memory configuration for a customer. There is a Nutanix KB about this which can be found here here but since it includes manual steps i figure i create a script which you can run from the AHV host. This blog post is divided into the following sections: …

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Nutanix Cluster Timezone configuration

One question i receive from time to time during Nutanix discussions, Nutanix implementations and via twitter is how to configure the correct timezone for the Nutanix components e.g. Nutanix Cluster and Nutanix Controller Virtual Machines (CVMs). After an installation you’ll have the PST (America/Los_Angeles) timezone configured and unless you are in that region it might be …

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Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability – Part II

Updated 2019-11-01 – This blog post is obsolete, please see Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine High Availability for most recent information. Updated 2017-11-30 – To match new functionality in Acropolis. ————————————————————————————————————————————— This is the second part of the Acropolis Virtual Machine High Availability (VMHA) blog series, you can find the first one here. This part will cover …

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Nutanix Acropolis VM Live Migration

I guess many of you are aware of that Nutanix announced Acropolis today and immediately there were a lot of questions about what it is, what features it includes and how you use it. This blog post will focus on just one of the features available in Nutanix Acropolis which is build upon the KVM hypervisor and completely …

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