I'm looking for information on support differences of running VMware on Nutanix (SuperMicro) vs VMware on Nutanix (Dell/EMC)? How does the single button update work in both cases? How much time does it take to accomplish the same update that includes all components (BIOS, Firmware, etc)
Best answer by cameron
One-click mechanisms for software (eg upgrades to AOS, hypervisor, NCC, Foundation etc) are the same for NX and XC. For the hardware side, it will be likely that NX will have h/w support for one-click upgrades a little faster than the OEM h/w, but the lag should be minimal.
For example, in LCM 1.1 (due this month), it will support updating SATADOM and HBA on NX, but only SATADOM on XC. In LCM 1.2 (approx 4-8 weeks after 1.1), it is expected that both NX and XC will be on parity on the h/w side for updates. Note that you don't need to upgrade AOS to get the latest LCM to 'unlock' newer updating features/mechanisms.
The intention of LCM is that you should be able to drive all updates to your Nutanix cluster (hardware and software) from the one place in Prism - no need for external tool sets.