Nutanix Files offers SMB shares and NFS exports for file serving use-cases in enterprise environments. Not all environments are equal and every solution has some recommendations to cater for high traffic environments, where hundreds or thousands of users might be accessing a single storage endpoint or a file share concurrently.
Nutanix AOS and Files offers the flexibility to scale as your requirements grow without down-time or disruption to existing operations.
Connection count to existing file shares can increase, where a Nutanix Files environment is being used by more users or applications than initially anticipated at the time of deployment.
An increase in users or usage of the Nutanix Files cluster can trigger a high connection count alert as follows:
The "Maximum Connection limit" alert is generated when the Files cluster has one or more FSVM nodes under extensive load. This alert recommends running *’Performance optimisation'. This also indicates that there is a high connection count on FSVMs.
If this alert is triggered, following Nutanix KBs, specifies the steps which should be followed to triage the connection load on File Server VM’s which can be above the recommended system limits.
Nutanix KB : FileServerVmMaxConnectionsNotification