Webscale Virtualization for the Enterprise
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Hi guys, I'm still digging to give corrects answer to my manager who is puting pros and cons for nutanix on the table. As I need to make a design without knowing exactly where he want to go, I'm making assomption on it. I understood that they wanted to put NSX on it VRA and vCloud SP. I've found a couple of recommandations / tips on NSX over NUTANIX but nothing that can be used on design part (more on implementation which is quite cool !) Do someone have integrated it on a 4.5 cluster ? do Nutanix plan to give us a technical note / any other cool stuff on NSX ? sheers,
Hi all, My present client is making me working on a design implying to deploy a XAAS plateform with a lot of security inside (NSX is on the cook list). In our team, i was declared as the nutanix man. My mission is to determine the best way to isolate storage from diffrent workload : [list] [*]we'll have an integration zone, a developpement and a production zone as PAAS. [*]Some node will executed heavy VDI (K2 graphic cards will achieve this), [*]Then we'll have a IAAS with vcloud SP for the sandbox zone).[/list]So we can imagine some sort of multicluster with 3 cluster dedicated to 3 zones : 3D VDI zone / SANDBOX IAAS zone / and PAAS zone. It implies at least 9 nodes which is a bit too much for starting plateform. [b]My question is[/b], can I make a 6 node cluster for nutanix / storage point, with 3 volumes pools on all 6 node ? and more than that what will it implies in terms of storage performance, data protection, data seggregation (security team will challenge me heavily on
In case you hadn't seen the release notes for the Nutanix Acropolis Base Software 4.5 (previously NOS), Windows Failover Cluster is now GA and can be configured for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances and other use cases with In-Guest iSCSI and MPIO support. Please check out the release notes and upgrade to 4.5 if you wish to use this feature. [url=https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Release_Notes-Acr_v4_5:rel_Release_Notes-Acr_v4_5.html]https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Release_Notes-Acr_v4_5:rel_Release_Notes-Acr_v4_5.html[/url]
Hi, i'm doing a testing on Nutanix with AHV. there is a warning of "10G Compliance"-CVM is running in lower speed. any additional configuration that i need to to on nutanix? any guide? below is the snapshot [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/677iD2264B53EBD63CCA.png[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/678iDC5EF686EFC646B0.png[/img]
Hi Community, I would like to deploy Prism central to manage 2 clusters. Until now, nothing complex. The issue is : Prism Central is provided as an OVA to be deployed with ESX but I'm using KVM/Acropolis. Is there a way to import it ? Can you please provide me with some guidance ? Thanks a lot.
Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that using traditional SQL failover clusters and SQL FCI, or any MSCS / Microsoft failover cluster is available in tech preview as of NOS 4.1.5. This is because we have introduced SCSI 3 Persistent Reservations to the iSCSI stack. To implement a cluster you need to use the MS iSCSI Initator and the Nutanix Volume Groups contract and iSCSI target for in-Guest iSCSI access. This will become a full GA feature in an upcoming release of NOS. Please experiment with it and let us know your thoughts.
Hi All, I thought this might be of interest to people that want to use SQL Server with Acropolis Hypervisor. Which is fully supported by Microsoft under the SVVP program. So here is a way you can rapidly provision as many SQL Server DB's as you like. [url=http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/08/07/rapid-provisioning-of-sql-server-test-environments-with-nutanix/]http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/08/07/rapid-provisioning-of-sql-server-test-environments-with-nutanix/[/url]
I have 3 x 3000 series node each with 256GBs of RAM, and 1 cluster. - 7.2TB Total SSD Flash (2.4TBx3 nodes)- 12TB Usable HDD (before de-duplication/compression)- 2.6GHz/20 Cores, 6 Physical CPUs: 60 Total cores- 768GB Total memory We are running pure Acropolis. The monster VM workload is a Progress database that is 7TB in size and has 200GB RAM allocated to it. We are setting this up as a PoC to migrate off a standalone ESXi host with a Violin all flash array. Previously, the VM on VMware was only pushing 12,000 IOPs. What should we be doing to optimize the performance for this VM? Multiple virtual scsi adapters? Also, is there a way to see if the working set is exceeding the node cache capability?
Also see this post: [url=https://next.nutanix.com/t5/Installation/Accepted-hypervisor-ISOs-for-install-through-foundation/m-p/2092/highlight/true#M192]Accepted-hypervisor-ISOs-for-install-through-foundation[/url] Should help you if you are trying to use a recent ESXi 5.5 U2 update.
Hi, On a new install (nx6020) ; during a Storage vMotion, the ESXi CPU increases up to +80% of the total physical CPU ...The Storage vMotion is very long ... A vMotion is ok, no problem, very fast. Any idea ? Info : - Cluster version v184.108.40.206 - RAM CVMs : 32GB I think that there is not enough RAM on CVMs ?... 32GB its a best practices. thks guys ! Sig'
I have running vms in a consistency group within an asynch DR Protection domain. The snapshots are replicating locally and to a remote sign fine. When I manually migrate the Protection Domain to the remote site the vms are coming online fine at the target site, but they are not automatically powering on? I have to right click on them and manually power them on. Is this normal or should the migrate feature power them on, assuming they were online at the original location? Regards, Erik
Next Community,Nutanix has developed a Reference Architecture for designing and deploying Avaya Aura on Nutanix. Aura is a complex Unified Communications and Customer Experience set of applications and a lot of work went into determining the right resources to size Aura on Nutanix. Please use this as a forum to ask any Nutanix and Avaya Aura questions you may have. You can find all of this material here in the Nutanix Aura Reference Architecture: [url=http://go.nutanix.com/virtualizing-avaya-aura-reference-architecture.html]http://go.nutanix.com/virtualizing-avaya-aura-reference-architecture.html[/url]I also wrote some blog posts about it here: [url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/02/nutanix-and-the-2015-avaya-technology-forum/]http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/02/nutanix-and-the-2015-avaya-technology-forum/[/url] [url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/03/avaya-aura-on-nutanix-in-progress/]http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/03/avaya-aura-on-nutanix-in-progress/[/url] [url=http://bbbburns.com/bl
Next Community, I wanted to share the Nutanix Best Practices Guide for deploying Microsoft Lync on Nutanix. Many thanks to and Jason Sloan[b]@Jason_D_Sloan[/b] for authoring this document. Best Practices Guide with example deployments here: [url=http://go.nutanix.com/bpg-microsoft-lync.html]http://go.nutanix.com/bpg-microsoft-lync.html[/url] You can also view Derek's personal blog on the subject: [url=http://www.derekseaman.com/2015/01/sizing-microsoft-lync-server-2013-nutanix.html]http://www.derekseaman.com/2015/01/sizing-microsoft-lync-server-2013-nutanix.html[/url] Please feel free to use this community space to ask questions about virtualizing Microsoft Lync on Nutanix.
Its well known that Nutanix is Hypervisor agnostic supporting ESXi, Hyper-V and KVM, but what most people either don’t know, or haven’t considered, is the fact the Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version is not dependant on the hypervisor version. What does this mean? You can run the latest and greatest NOS 4.1.x releases on ESXi 5.0 , ESXi 6.0 or anything in between. In fact, you could run older versions of NOS such as 3.x with vSphere 6.0 as well (although I see no reason you would do this.) [b]Read more [url=https://tr.im/cHiGI]here[/url][/b] [i][b]This is a repost from the blog [url=http://www.joshodgers.com/]CloudXC[/url] by Josh Odgers[/b][/i]
I saw a tweet today (shown below) that reminded me of 27th August, 2012. This was the day that VMware published this article, which demonstrates how VMware vSphere (5.1 at that point) could achieve 1 million IOPS in a single VM. Things have undoubtedly gotten better in vSphere 5.5, and even more so with vSphere 6.0, which was recently released. Even though the test setup at the time (3 years ago) required two dedicated all flash arrays for this one VM, it demonstrated clearly that the hypervisor is not a bottleneck to storage. It also clearly demonstrated that even using VMFS and going through multiple layers to the storage and back, isn’t a bottleneck to high performance. vSphere itself adds so little overhead that it’s a great platform for running any workload. This is important, because 3 years on from this test we have all sorts of things running on top of vSphere in the ever increasing capabilities of the platform. Even high performance storage controllers and not just the varie
Next Community, Nutanix has developed Best Practices for designing and deploying Cisco Unified Communications on Nutanix. I wanted to share those resources with you here in the community and use this space to talk about the subject. Best Practices Guide with example deployments:[url=http://go.nutanix.com/bpg-cisco-unified-communications.html]http://go.nutanix.com/bpg-cisco-unified-communications.html[/url] Personal blog posts:[url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2014/12/nutanix-and-uc-part-1-introduction-and-overview/]http://bbbburns.com/blog/2014/12/nutanix-and-uc-part-1-introduction-and-overview/[/url][url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/01/nutanix-and-uc-part-2-cisco-virtualization-requirements/]http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/01/nutanix-and-uc-part-2-cisco-virtualization-requirements/[/url][url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/01/nutanix-and-uc-part-3-cisco-uc-on-nutanix/]http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/01/nutanix-and-uc-part-3-cisco-uc-on-nutanix/[/url][url=http://bbbburns.com/blog/2015/02/
In addition to the video I recorded regarding SQL Server Provisioning with VAAI I've written an article tonight including the scripts I used to clone the VM's, tune the network, and the RunOnce script that ties it all together. I hope this is helpful. [url=http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/01/27/nutanix-sql-server-db-vaai-clone-performance/]http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/01/27/nutanix-sql-server-db-vaai-clone-performance/[/url]
I'e just published a video demonstrating provisioning multiple SQL VM's in just minutes using VAAI Clones on the Nutanix platform. The SQL DB VM's are 435GB in size, but due to VAAI the new clones don't use any additional stroage capacity initially.Nutanix Provisioning SQL Server VM's with VAAI Clones
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