Nutanix Disaster Recovery
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Hello All,I have a concern about Failover test while using Async replication with On-premise Leap.For test purposes, Nutanix recommend to use a Test virtual Network that must be isolated from the Production Network. Is it a good option to create a virtual Network without any NIC bound for the test network ? Thanks.
I am aware that in snapshot entity details there is a column that tells you if the recovery status is “Recoverable”, but is this enough to be sure it will work if we use it? Also, what exactly happens if App Consistency is set as False?About recovery time, is it the same for every VM no matter the size of it? Or does it actually depend of how big/small the VM is? If the latter, is it possible to have an estimate recovery time?
Hi EveryoneSince I upgraded My Nutanix Cluster to AOS 22.214.171.124, the Commvault Backups turns too slow, its takes much more time to finish and sometimes its failed.Someboby has an similar issue? If it yes, what to do to resolve it? Thank you so much.IVAN C. RICCI
Hi, We are looking for a solution to restore the VMs running on Nutanix AHV to a vSphere (SAN based) environment. I've heard that HYCU can do backups on ESXi non-nutanix, however is not clear if I can restore VMs running on AHV to ESXi non-Nutanix and vice-versa. If HYCU is not the answer, is there any other vendor that can achieve this goal? Nutanix AHV backup/DR to ESXi non-Nutanix. We need to run the VMs on ESXi non-Nutanix in case of Nutanix/Primary DC failure.
I need someone to light my bulb regarding data protection scenario I have in my mind. Currently we're migrating from NetApp/UCS ESX to Nutanix ESX and we uses Commvault as data protection. In addition to Commvault, we uses volume snapshot in NetApp for DR and fast recovery. This does not replicate to remote site however. In Nutanix, I have configured container for Prod and Dev/QA datastores. Prod datastore protected by Commvault intellisnap and keep two day worth of snapshots. DEV/QA datastore does not protected by Commvault due to licensing issue, we would like to use Nutanix data protection to have similar data protection like Prod datastore (2 day snapshots) . My question is, writing script to adding VMs automatically to data protection domain is the only way to go? Or any other suggestion?
I have a problem about Recover VM in Rubric. I have made several attempts to recover the vm.As additional info:1. The VM is in Nutanix, previously the SATA storage bus and has been converted to a SCSI storage bus2. Nutanix has been upgraded AOS version 126.96.36.199 LTS NCC version 188.8.131.52 Foundation version 5.0.4-ed564a883. RUBRIK has been upgraded to version 5.3.3-19316
I want to backup the Nutanix AHV VMs, ，but I dont’t kown how to get the list of changed data blocks.In this article (Nutanix 5.0 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 2), I see the following:Nutanix CBT utilizes the new REST 3.0 API that can be used to query for the changed meta-data regions given any two snapshots of a virtual disk or virtual machine. The approach is valuable for taking incremental and differential backups; and even useful while taking full backups because the API identifies regions that are spare (zeroed), therefore saving on read operations. I read the api documentations (PRISM v2.0 and PRISM v3) carefully, But I don’t see find a useful api.Does anyone tell me which API to use how to use it?Thank you.
Hi, I just deployed my 2 clusters on separated Data Center. Right now i have no Link between them besides Internet (No VPN). Can i use NAT Destination of IP Public of each Data Center for the target of Remote Sites Configuration?Example:Data Center A : 184.108.40.206:2020 > NAT Destination to > 250.250.123.123:2020Data Center B : 220.127.116.11:2020 > NAT Destination to > 18.104.22.168:2020Can we configure like that in order to Remote Sites Configuration to work?
We are running our data center on AHV and would like to store backups in the cloud. (preferably archive tier). What options do we have? From my understanding, we can leverage the use of VTL’s in the form of AWS storage gateway or Starwind VTL to push our backups to the cloud, but since my knowledge of VTLs and cloud are minimal, I’m struggling to find how to accomplish this. Can someone point me towards articles that will guide me through this? Specifically, I’m not sure how to make that connection from Nutanix to a VTL or storage gateway. Would iSCSI be involved? Any help would be much appreciated!
Hi, we are a IP Telephony company and we are looking for an option to have a better backup system on our servers.We currently have 2 servers running ESXi. One live server with all our VM for our clients and one backup server. Nutanix seems like a good option for us to be able to have a backup system always live and not having to boot up any VM manually.If I wanted to start using Nutanix what would you recommend as best practice for a switch from ESXi to Nutanix?I just started looking into Nutanix and it seems like a great option with all the redundancy and self healing feature. I was wondering where I can find prices for the OS or access to the technical support. I can’t find any option list of subscription or price range for their OS.
I have question about remote site's snapshot.When we restore the VM by snapshot from origal siteI have question about remote site's snapshot.When we restore the VM by snapshot from origal siteWhen we restore VM, it will probably be a clone of the original site's VM, so I can understand NIC MAC Address can be changed.However, I hope to know does IP addresses also be change or not.
Nutanix recommends the following best practices for implementing disaster recovery using Leap. Along with these recommendations, there are specific recommendations for data protection with Synchronous replication (0 RPO).For data protection with Synchronous replication recommendations, see Recommendations for Synchronous Replication.General Recommendations Create all Leap entities (protection policies, recovery plans, and VM categories) at the primary site, where the VMs exist. Upgrade the Prism Central before upgrading the Prism Element running on the clusters registered to Prism Central. Disable Synchronous replication before unpairing the sites.If you unpair the sites while the guest VMs in the Nutanix clusters are still in synchronization, the Nutanix cluster becomes unstable. For more information about disabling Synchronous replication, see Disabling the Synchronous Replication (from 5.12 to 5.17 only). Recommendation for Virtual NetworksDo not create virtual networks that hav
Since a week, a virtual Windows Server is unreachable after a backup is created with Rubrik.In the Windows Event log, the following error is raised.(Event ID 129) Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.We are using VirtIo drivers 22.214.171.124 on this Server 2019 instance?Anyone familiar with this error message?regards,Bart
At a customer we have a single Nutanix 3-nodes Cluster running like a charm for a few years. All virtual machines are snapshoted by Prism, 3 times a day, and then replicated to a remote backup site which is Microsoft Azure. In Azure we have then a CVM and some blob storage to store backup replicas.I’m currently wondering our possibilities if a severe outage occurs on the site hosting the physical cluster leading to the loss of the hardware.I know that we could order a new physical cluster and then retrieve the snapshots externalized to Azure to rebuild the infra, but it means that the infra is down for a few weeks (supply time, etc...).Is there a possibility to restore externalized snapshots directly to Microsoft Azure VMs?
On Nutanix cluster , our Oracle workloads are protected via Oralce Data guard. We are looking for some sort or block level replication solution to cut down the Oralce license cost for DR solutions.Does Nutanix or 3rd party application that work on Nutanix cluster have any DR replication (block level) solution for Oracle and SQL server workloads with point in time recovery?I don’t think the protection domain is suitable for Database workloads. Please suggest DR replication solution available for VMs that runs Oracle/MSSQL database workloads.
I just want to know if there's a downtime on my Virtual Machines, for example my Main site have an outage then I have remote snapshots to DR site. The question is . . . is it automatically activated or powered ON my virtual machines inside on my remote snapshots or I need to manually activated or powered ON the virtual machines on my remote snapshots?
The abundance of options causes anxiety. That’s a proven fact. It is only true, however, if those options are hardly distinguishable. This is not the case with Nutanix DR options at all as each feature has a clear purpose and application. It all starts with an SLA. Understanding your disaster scenarios and the amount of data that you are ready to lose in the event of the disaster is the key to choosing a solution that is right for you. Roughly, there are several main options: Local backups (also known as Time Stream). Use these to roll back any Guest OS maintenance that went wrong. Remove a snapshot when the maintenance is over and the rollback is no longer required. Do not leave your snapshots unattended. Remote backup and DR: Asynchronous Replication: Protection from VM Corruption and Deletion as well as from a total site failure. Snapshots can be 1hr or longer apart. Near-sync Replication - leverages Lightweight Snapshots that are snapshots of the metadata. Recovery points can
I’m new to Nutanix and we are using Prism Pro to move a VM from one 6.7 Vmware farm to another and back again. That works 100% but Veeam V11 can not see the VM once it is moved. It’s like the UUID is wrong but I have checked that and it is ok (same) Support are looking into this and are saying this is a unique case… surely this must be common? If there is no solution we will end up with the same VM added to the Veeam backup job, again and again… I have tried using TAGS and direct add to veeam…
Hi All, I'm wondering what configurations people have on Async Protection Domains? [list] [*]How many VMs per PD [*]Create many PDs and group by application/department/roles eg[list] [*]All Web servers in one group, all SQL servers, all application servers [*]All HR based systems, All IT based systems, All Fiance based systems[/list] [*]Is there a limit on how many PDs you can have in a cluster [*]What's the dis/advantage to having fewer large PDs over many smaller PDs [*]What frequency and retention are the local/remote snapshots [*]What issues arrise when activating a PD [*]I believe the IP address will be removed and the MAC will change...correct??, any scripts or automation applied?[/list] Thanks for any response you can give. Regards Dave
Use a Nutanix cluster external Data Services IP address when using IntelliSnap. Install a VSA on every Nutanix compute node. Install the MediaAgent software on all the VSA proxies. Install CommServe and MediaAgent on a secondary Nutanix cluster to separate backup and production infrastructure to protect against failure. Follow Commvault sizing guidelines. Create a virtual server client proxy group for easier management. When using IntelliSnap, colocate the MediaAgent software with the VSA. With ESXi, when you add ESX hosts to vCenter, make sure that the format of the ESX host name matches the host name format in vCenter. For example: If the host name format is short name, use short name to add the host to vCenter. If the host name format is FQDN, use FQDN to add the host to vCenter. If the host name is an IP address, use the same IP address to add the host to vCenter. With ESXi, use NBD as the transport mode whenever possible. With ESXi, configure the management network interfaces t
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