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I have a customer currently deploying Nutanix Files and they are looking to use File Analytics in place of their current audit tool, Lepide.They are happy with the file-level audit trails in FA, but have asked if the same audit trails are available for Shares - e.g. Is there a log anywhere of who created a specific Share, who last modified it, or who deleted it? I can’t find an answer to this in the documentation, and if I create a share in the Files Demo all I get is an “Event” in the Files console which doesn’t tell me who did it.
Hello, We are trying to find out the level or bandwidth of the iSCSI traffic that Analytics requires. This is because we have allocated Analytics in a different network than the CVMs (Data Service IP) so the traffic will be managed by the firewall. We don’t want to overload the firewall with this kind of traffic that could affect to the rest. Any experience with it?. I haven’t been able to find this kind of detail in the documentation. Thank you!
In a traditional three-tier architecture, application and database administrators often work with storage administrators to create a custom storage design to suit their environment, which includes designating the RAID level and block size for different types of files, such as database tablespaces or log files. This process can become cumbersome to manage, especially if there are multiple databases. Nutanix eliminates the problems associated with choosing the optimal RAID and block size. Once you create a VG with the required number of vDisks for your database or application, you’re ready to deploy. The following table outlines the recommended minimum disk layout for a database such as Oracle. For other workloads please refer to the specific application’s best practices guide.There are two ways to create vDisks on Nutanix for your VMs: Nutanix native vDisks. Nutanix volume groups. Nutanix Native vDisksThe Nutanix native vDisk option simplifies VM administration because it doesn’t requ
Nutanix Mine is the product name for joint solutions between Nutanix and select data protection software vendors. Nutanix Mine is a dedicated backup solution, where only backup component VMs run on the Mine cluster and the cluster storage is used to store backup workloads.This version of Mine is a fully integrated data protection appliance that combines the Nutanix AOS and Objects software with the HYCU Data Protection for Enterprise Clouds solution. Mine can provide data protection for applications running in a Nutanix cluster and also for other virtualized workloads running in your datacenter.Mine includes the following features: Enterprise-grade data protection to any workload in your datacenter. Integrated installation and configuration experience. Integrated management experience. Seamless scale-out, self-healing, and break-fix functionality. Note: The Mine cluster is not a disaster recovery solution, thus restoring primary or production workloads to the Mine cluster is not
Renaming a top level directory (TLD) on a distributed file share might fail with error “invalid device”
A distributed share spreads the workload by distributing the hosting of top-level directories across FSVMs. The issue is due to the fact that Nutanix Files uses DFS namespace to provide shares to the Windows clients, meaning that the client will be connecting to the generic DFS namespace and not, in particular, the FSVM which serves the share that is which holds the VG for the share. So if the client connects to an FSVM where it just holds the re-parse point within the DFS namespace the rename operation will fail with an error of "Invalid device". The workaround is to make sure that you connect to the FSVM serving the top level domain (TLD). Please refer to the following KB article for the detailed process to connect to the FSVM serving the TLD. Once connected to the serving FSVM the rename operation can be performed successfully. https://portal.nutanix.com/kb/000004187
Hi,If we look at Files instance → Performance → IO Breakdown → IOPS, do these numbers factor in RF for Writes (i.e. actually are the underlying HCI storage IOPS)? or are they the IOPS purely from the Files point of view?E.g., if we have 10% of Writes to an SMB share, but set RF3 for the underlying Files container, will we see 10% or 30% here in this graph?Thank you.
Hi, I need to open port 135 (Port mapper for RPC communication), because I have this error: In the files server the port is closed: PORT STATE SERVICE80/tcp open http111/tcp open rpcbind135/tcp closed msrpc445/tcp open microsoft-ds2049/tcp open nfs5989/tcp closed wbem-https8000/tcp closed http-alt And, also I need to remove NFS option, but I can’t. Thanks!!
Is it possible to add more than one NIC as network client in a single deployment of Nutanix Files?I am performing tests in which Nutanix Files would serve 03 different networks and during Files' deployment it is only possible to add 01 network client. However, this test will serve 02 other networks besides the one already configured.
I read the Supports and Insights page.“A distributed share or export is the repository for the personal files of a user, and a standard share is the repository shared by a group. A distributed share or export is distributed at the top-level directories while standard shares are on a single file server VM (FSVM).”Does that mean if I create a standard share called “Shared” for 100 users, all 100 users would be hitting a single FSVM for access?Why wouldn’t I want to create “Share” as distributed in order to spread the load?Our first Files setup has D$ as the only top level share as distributed. Other shares are below it and set as standard. Any issues with that? Not sure why we did this, or if we fully understood. At least the D$ with shares underneath mimic a Windows file server.
Hi,Has anyone deployed FSLogix using a share on Nutanix Files?Can you please share your observations on the storage usage patterns:Read/Write patterns (PRISM → File Server → Shares -> <share -name>→ Performance → IO Breakdown → IOPS graph) ? SSD tier usage by FSVMs (PRISM → VM → Table → <filter by FSVM names> → select each VM → IO Metrics → Read Source) SSD/HDD usage in the File Server container (PRISM → Storage → Table → <File Server container with FSLogix share> → Tier-waise Usage graph)Thank you, I appreciate your help in advance.Victor
I changed AHV and CVM ips. But Nutanix File Analytics is still pointing to the old cluster ip. Does anyone has a guide howto change this so File Analytics is using the new cluster ip? Deleting the file analytics and redeploy it is not working. As you first need to disable file analytics. But this is not possible as it gives the error that it cannot access prism (pointing to the old ip).
I am trying to deploy a new File Analytics VM and it keeps failing with the following error“One or more services are not running, please check logs for more details”I have been looking all over the system for the correct log. Can you please point me in the right direction to find the log that might tell me why this deployment keeps failing?Thank you
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