Nutanix AHV Training Resources

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Nutanix AHV Training Resources
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Want to know more about Nutanix AHV virtualization? Have you been thinking about getting training and/or a certification but don’t know where to start? Look no further! Here is your one stop shop to all things AHV. 


With AHV, virtualization is no longer a complex layer of the IT Nutanix offers a secure, enterprise-grade virtualization solution that streamlines operations. Want to learn how? Take advantage of these great resources so that you’re using AHV to its fullest potential!


Take our Training Courses!


Getting Started | AHV

In this free online course, we will give you an introduction into the foundations of HCI and AHV that will give you the jump start you need to succeed!


Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals 

This course (available as instructor-led or online) introduces you to the products, capabilities, and technologies that serve as the foundation of Nutanix’s Hybrid Cloud solution.  Begin by exploring the history of this technology space, including different types of clouds, and how on-prem and public infrastructures came together to create hybrid operating models. Then, delve deeper into essential Nutanix products – AOS, AHV, and Prism – while discussing how these products were designed to solve business challenges. And conclude by discussing certain fundamental aspects involved in operating the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud, such as cluster updates, managing virtual machines, reporting and performance metrics, and more. Once you’ve completed the training, test your knowledge and apply what you’ve learned by getting NCA certified


Enterprise Cloud Administration (ECA)

Our best-selling course! This course enables administrators (system, network, and storage) to successfully configure and manage Nutanix in the datacenter. It covers many of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform through the use of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and command line interfaces (CLIs). It also provides insight into a Nutanix cluster’s failover and self-healing capabilities, offers tips for solving common problems, and provides guidelines for collecting information when interacting with Nutanix Support. Once you’ve completed the training, test your knowledge and apply what you’ve learned by getting NCP-MCI certified


Watch demos on our Youtube Channel! 


Nutanix AHV: Virtualization

Here you can find a playlist of all our demos on AHV Virtualization  to see AHV in action.


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AHV Configuration Guides


Shutting Down an AHV Cluster for Maintenance or Relocation

You might need to shut down an AHV cluster to perform maintenance or tasks such as relocating hardware. To shut down all hosts in an AHV cluster, perform the following steps in this guide.


Hardening AHV

You can use Nutanix Command Line Interface (nCLI) in order to customize the various configuration settings related to AHV using this guide.


AHV Networking

The default networking we describe in the AHV best practices guide covers a wide range of scenarios Nutanix administrators encounter. However, for those situations with unique VM and host networking requirements not covered elsewhere, use this advanced networking guide.


AHV Administration Guides


AHV Administration Guide

Nutanix nodes with AHV include a distributed VM management service responsible for storing VM configuration, making scheduling decisions, and exposing a management interface. Learn more about these features with this guide.


Affinity Machine Management

Each node in a cluster includes local storage (flash and hard disk), a Controller VM, a hypervisor, and any number of host VMs running on that hypervisor. Learn how to control your virtual machine management with this guide.


Affinity Policies for AHV

As an administrator in an Acropolis managed cluster, you can specify scheduling policies for virtual machines on an AHV cluster. By defining these policies, you can control placement of the virtual machines on the hosts within a cluster. Learn how to define two types of affinity policies with this guide.


Read our E-Books! 


Nutanix AHV: Security at the Virtualization Layer

Learn more about how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform natively converges compute, storage, virtualization, systems management, and operations management into a turnkey appliance that can be deployed in minutes to run any application out of the box.


AHV: The Acropolis Hypervisor

AHV represents an integrated, cloud model approach to virtualization that offers substantial benefits to enterprise IT administrators by simplifying every step of the infrastructure life cycle, from buying and deploying, to managing, scaling, and supporting. Natively integrated with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, AHV is built on proven virtualization technology and is ready for the most demanding enterprise workloads.Download this tech note to learn more about:

  •  Nutanix enterprise cloud software

  •  The industry’s most popular hyperconverged solution

  •  Configuration maximums and scalability

  •  Integrated virtualization and management capabilities

  •  Applying one-click simplicity to the IT infrastructure life cycle

More Resources

Find even more important resources on AHV.


Nutanix Bible

A detailed narrative of the Nutanix architecture, how the software and features work and how to leverage it for maximum performance.


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This article was written by Bellisa Bui, Nutanix Marketing Specialist

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