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Hi, I upgraded BMC Firmware from 03.24 to -> 03.40 via IPMI UI today since that i can check the version of BMC on IPMI UI page that its 03.40 upgraded among 3nodes which i upgraded but its not the same on PRISM even its accomplished. i can only see that BMC Firmware 03.40 isnt upgraded on PRISM among 3nodes i use AOS 220.127.116.11 with AHV Nutanix 20160601.44 [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/2107iA6B3D2779D7382C9.png[/img] additionally, i have this fail message via conducting ncc health check funtion All 4nodes have intel CPU in them. The messages showing like this Detailed information for bmc_bios_version_check:Node 192.168.x.204FAIL: No Intel CPU is found on the node.Node 192.168.x.205FAIL: No Intel CPU is found on the node.Node 192.168.x.206FAIL: No Intel CPU is found on the node.Node 192.168.x.207FAIL: No Intel CPU is found on the node.Refer to KB 3565 ([url=http://portal.nutanix.com/kb/3565]http://portal.nutanix.com/kb/3565[/url]) for de
So the hosts themselves have been changed accordingly for the timezone the customer wants, but was wondering, for Prism to show the correct timestamps on stuff being done, would this come from the CVM time zone or where is the setting for the switching PRISM to use the customer specified timezone for timestamps?
In the process of installing the nx-8235-g7 equipment, the foundation cannot perform IPMI MAC ADDRESS DISCOVERY.When the installation was powered on, it was booted into Phoenix.iso and the IPMI IP setting was possible, so the installation was possible with the foundation. Is there any change in IPMI MAC DISCOVERY method from G7 equipment? And when the equipment is received and powered on, it boots into Phoenix.iso. Can you know what this is?And starting from g7, is the IPMI DEFAULT PASSWORD indicated by a sticker on the back of the device where the ipmi ID/PASSWORD is not ADMIN/ADMIN?
One of the mistakes I made recently was not understanding my daily snapshots, retention and expiration well enough when I created protection domain to keep local snapshots. First, I took a shortcut to creating daily snapshots by selecting Repeat Weekly with every day selected. The docs are a bit light on details so I assumed this would be treated like a daily snapshot. This can casue a problem with many snapshots to keep. I selected 7 so I would have a running weeks worth. Actually, it keeps 7 weeks worth of weekly/daily snapshots. When my free space decrease to a warning state then critical state, I started looking at VM usage but found it increased only a couple TB which meant I was missing about 40TB! While it wasn't clear the snapshots were consuming massive storage, it was clear it was not what I planned. So, I deleted a bunch of snapshots after changing to daily snapshots and keeping the last 14. This helped free a lot of space but there was still some space miss
Hi, I am new here and this is my firts experience with Nutanix. I need to deploy 3 nodes, and I’ m going to use the native Hypervisor from Nutanix (AHV). I saw a video explainning that, to do it, it’s necessary to download and use the Foundation Tools to configure the cluster and than, gathering access to PRISM. Unfortunally, I can’t download Foundation, due to the Nutanix blocks were registered by our customer (message: ...The email XXXXXXX is not authorized for the account associated with the serial number YYYYYYY) and we don’t know who did it. We are trying to identify who registered the blocks but, meanwhile, Is there another way to deploy it without the Foundation tool, or is there a way to unregister the blocks and register again but to different user account? Thanks in advance,
Hello, We would like to validate some design aspects. Our environment is based on DELL XC630 & XC730, Nutanix 4.6.4 ( in the future 4.7) and EXi 6.0 u2. As for administration perspective, we need to affect an administration subnet IP to the IPMI interface. The CVM needs to be in a production subnet. There is no routing from production to administration subnet. Is it possible to deploy 2 network cards on the CVM for the CVM to communicate with IPMI interfaces ? Is that a validated and supported design by Nutanix. Thanks in advance for your answers.
Hi all, finally, after a long POC i'm a new Nutanix customer :D I'm waiting N°2 NX-1365S with 6 nodes and the idea is to create a new vsphere cluster version 6 and migrate the existing VM's from the old vsphere 5.5u2. I've just check the Nutanix support page and i see the latest supported version is 6.0u1a build 3.073.146. This version seems to be affected to CBT issue, is it possible to install the correction patch ([url=http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854)]http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854)[/url] after the the installation? Or install directly the 6.0u1b? Thanks in advance, and have a good w.end!
I recently upgraded my CVMs from 16GB to 32GB. Normally I do this from the CLI but yesterday was curious to see if the command Configure CVM in Prism could handle it. The process ran forever and eventually the progress reached 83%. I came back from lunch (forgetting that I had started that process) and started on resolution of some other NCC check failures. At some point I stopped and started the cluster and it was at that moment that I thought about the CVM memory upgrade task. Prism showed it still at %83 in both Task List and Configure CVM progress bar but the VM view showed all three CVMs at 32GB. So my theory is that I jacked up the running Task List somehow??? Is there a way to "reset" the Task List to get rid of that hung task?
We are using Apache Cloudstack 4.8.0 with Vmware 5.5 to to provide IAAS services . We want to use Nutanix as underlying infrastructure Is this implementation supported ? Is there any recommendations, best practices for deployment or a reference architecture? We also plan to have HA for a class of our vm whereas others should not be replicated. What kind of mapping between Cloudstack and Vmware organisation units, and Nutnaix Protections domains strategies should we have to achieve this goal. If none of the above is supported is Apache Cloudstack in Nutanix roadmap on Vmware or AHV ? Thank you in advance
Nutanix Objects OverviewNutanix Objects™ (Objects) is a software-defined Object Store Service. This service is designed with an Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) compatible REST API interface capable of handling petabytes of unstructured and machine-generated data. Objects addresses storage-related use cases for backup, and long-term retention and data storage for your cloud-native applications by using standard S3 APIs. You no longer have to introduce an external, separately managed storage solution. Objects is deployed and managed as part of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS.You can manage objects by using Prism Central or the S3-compatible REST APIs after an administrator has authorized the applications and users to access buckets accordingly.For more information on Objects architecture, refer to Nutanix Bible.Usage of ObjectsFollowing are examples of solutions you can implement by using Objects: Backup – You can integrate Objects with the backup applications such as
Hi, I am just wondering if you could answer whether Hyper-V clusters should have a quorum disk for the failover-cluster. I cannot find anything with a definitive answer on this - the documentation does not mention it in any way. If it is required or suggested, what is the best way to implement this? Many thanks
Hi, I was hoping if someone can shed a light on some queries I have re snapshots. I am running low on space to the point where I currently have no autobuild resiliency. I do get a FAIL when it comes to snapshot_chain_length when checking with NCC.The value of that is 41 and ideally should be around 10. I have 3 protection domains with a total of 127 VM. I do a daily snapshot but only retain one copy. I have been getting too many snapshot alerts even when I only had snapped 50 VM in one protection domain. -Can someone explain what that snapshot_chain_length actually is and where the 41 comes from? -How much space is actually used by the snapshots? How can I get this info (NOS 18.104.22.168) -Each protection domain has 4 expired snapshots in addition to my one active snapshot. Do these actually take up space? What is their purpose? If I am not mistaken they can not be used for restores.
Dears, i was trying to upgrade bios firmware from prism but upgrade hang at first process and when i tried to login on the remote console i saw that it's stucked at phoenix phoenix# termianl i tried to delete hanged process but system is still hang at this terminal and coudn't normal boot how can i solve this issue
When you replace the NIC cards in the Nutanix AHV cluster, it is possible that the new NIC card interfaces are recognised as additional interfaces and are numbered after the existing interfaces. So, for example, in the current AHV node you have 4 interfaces - eth0, eth1, eth2 and eth3 and you replace the NIC card and you see additional interfaces - eth0, eth1, eth2, eth3, eth4 and eth5. Also, if your host was connected earlier on the replaced NIC card, you will lose the host connectivity. We now have the script in AOS 5.10.10 and AOS 5.15 to get the NIC interfaces re-numbered correctly. If you are running older versions or unable to run the script for any reason, you can use the annual method. Please check the Nutanix portal page here and KB3261 for the exact script and the manual method steps.
Just a quick question about sizing SSD capacity to HDD capacity in a node (in a new homogenous cluster). When specifying drive space in a node, what is the percentage SSD to HDD per node at a minimum. Is there a best practice guide that someone can point me towards? I’m not asking about the number of HDDs vs the number of SSDs.The question is around capacity and not number or drives. e.g. I configure a node with 4TB of SSD (2x1.92TB) and 60TB of HDD (10 x 6TB) and Nutanix Sizer says this is fine. This is roughly 6.25% SSD But what should I have as a minimum SSD capacity of of a hybrid node is 6% Okay, or should it be more like 10% or 20% (or more)?
I just deployed Prism central scale out on my ESXi cluster and see that the two additional PC appliances have an iso mounted to their CDROM drives. Does this need to stay connected? I’d like to spread these 3 appliances across different datastores. (And ideally, I’d like to move these across sites but I understand that this is a future feature: https://next.nutanix.com/product-ideas-61/multi-cluster-scale-out-prism-central-28305)
Hi I am using foundation 3.0.1 to image a 3 node cluster of Dell R730's however it fails at 2% progress for StandardError: Mount failed: NFS path not in 'remoteimage -s' The system can access and configure the Dell iDRAC IPMI interface no problem and the virtual cd is enabled on each server. It appears to not be able to mount the required ISO according to the logs. [i]There is no ISO file in the path mentioned.[/i] Below is the relevant section of the log. Using nutanix_installer_package-danube-22.214.171.124-0771.tar and ESXi 6.0.0 iso image. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Andrew 20151118 072259: /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/racadm -r 10.50.177.73 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -c -l 10.50.177.203:/home/nutanix/foundation/tmp/phoenix_node_isos/foundation.node_1.iso -u nutanix -p nutanix/4u20151118 072302: /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/racadm -r 10.50.177.73 -u root -p calvin remoteimage -s20151118 072305: Security Alert: Certificate is invalid - self signed certificateContinuing execution.
We have a shiny new VMware NTNX environment, yeeh! Question: I'd like to be able to measure the virtual disk metrics for a specific workload (backup). Preferably without any layer in between so I can really see what the workload does. Idea is to use a virtual machine on NTNX as a backup server and see what kind of parameters I use for the backup storage. Is it possible to present a container on the CVM as an SMB share and write my backup on it? Or would it be best to use the Windows NFS client to access an export on the CVM? Background: I'd like to purchase a separate storage platform for the backups. But since I'm not really sure what kind of IO patern and throughput I need to sustain, I'd like to test and measure before we buy.
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