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How to get the most out of the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

  • 28 October 2015
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Nutanix is happy to announce the availability of the Acropolis Hypervisor Best Practices Guide The Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) provides enterprise-class virtualization features and is based on the Linux KVM hypervisor. AHV is tightly integrated with existing Nutanix technology like the Distributed Storage Fabric and App Mobility Fabric to provide a resilient, easy-to-manage, platform for virtualizing applications. Armed with the Best Practices Guide, you can start leveraging these AHV features in your data center, such as High Availability, Live Migration, Snapshots, network load balancing, and more.

The Solutions team here at Nutanix assembled a team of experts from Performance Engineering, Technical Marketing, and the Education team to create this Best Practice Guide. We tested Open vSwitch load balancing methods in the lab to come up with an optimal network configuration, and also covered common network options that will be encountered in the field. In addition - we worked with the engineering team to review new AHV features to give recommendations like High Availability reservation configurations to ensure mission-critical VMs are restarted in the event of hardware failure. The lessons we learned from our collective effort have been condensed into this Best Practice Guide.

We encourage you to provide feedback in the forums and you can always give Acropolis a test drive using our community edition.

This post was authored by Jason Burns, Solutions & Performance Engineer at Nutanix

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