I'm wondering if there is anyone out there using Nutanix with KVM as a hypervisor, and if so,
what kind of management do you use for daily VM related admin jobs?
- virsh/virt-manager ?
- RHEV/virto ?
- OpenStack on top?
- other "cloud solution"?
- custom tools/scripts ?
Please share :)
I'm quite curious about official / eventual cross-vendor support and/or "show-stoppers" you might have experienced or enlightenments you might have had..
P.S..: *psssst*...rumours have it, that Nutanix themselves are developing some "management tool" for KVM..anyone knows more?
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KVM performance looks correct, But ESX performance is unexpected. Can you check your network setting etc? If you still see poor performance let us know.
For example, make sure that you have removed the 1G interfaces from the vSwitch and only use 10G (This is the default on KVM).
Actually our largest deployment is running with KVM and leveraging some of our custom scripts for VM CRUD. Not 100% sure what they're using for management as I know a lot of this is built into their application.
We do have support for OpenStack and some of the storage interfaces, however I'm not sure what all is being used there.
Also, the recent shift from Redhat for supporting KVM is another key thing that now comes into play on the support side. But as you do know, with Nutanix, we're a single point of support and take care of the solution.
And, yes, as you mentioned there is something revolutionary in the works :)
Only concern I have today is with daily operation of Virtual machines. For example, anyone has come up with an elegant way to export VMs created in one Nutanix cluster, to import on another Nutanix cluster?
I've tried the usual virt-XYZ and virsh utilities, as well as qemu-img conversions to only find that once you import a VM into a nutanix cluster, its declared as not managed by acropolis :(
I'm also interested to see what others are doing with KVM on nutanix.
I just received my Nutanix toy with KVM and Acropolis and ... to be honnest, I'm not sure I will use other tools than tha one provided with the Nutanix Prism software. This is a real charm compared to virt-manager and even virsh !
Let build a great community 🙂
It would be great if you can drive me thru the process. I really need to shut down my last ESX once for all.
How can I migrate from ESX to Nutanix KVM ?
Would love to learn more about your experience and also identify areas where we can improve.
What process can be used to do that?
What I have scoped out so far is this:
Am I on the right track? or is there a better way?