Nutanix Unified Storage
Unified Multicloud Data Management
Command line access to Nutanix File Server VM (FSVM) via SSH - Nutanix Files
An administrator may wish to log in to FSVM, for example, to perform network troubleshooting tasks.This can be achieved by establishing command line access to one of the CVMs on the cluster first and then logging in to FSVM. Please see step-by-step example below.Log in to CVM. Optionally, verify IP address configured on FSVM:$ ssh email@example.comNutanix Controller VMnutanix@10.123.124.125's password: Last login: Mon Oct 14 23:20:52 2019 from 10.245.246.237nutanix@NTNX-14SM71070032-A-CVM:10.123.124.125:~$ ncli fs ls Uuid : db890ac6-abcd-12ef-34ab-c6240654b029 Name : EXAMPLE-FS Version : 3.5.2 Container ID : 0005922b-abcd-12ef-34ab-002590c84bb8::81306 Container Uuid : 714c4d88-abcd-12ef-34ab-508b29c4a6d8 Virtual IP address : 10.124.245.125 [...]From CVM log in to FSVM:nutanix@NTNX-14SM71070032-A-CVM:10.123.124.125:~$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.orgFIPS mode initializedNutanix
Nutanix Files: Notify users of approaching quota limits
Automatic notifications can be set up to be sent out to users whenever a configured quota limit is reached on a Nutanix Files share. There are two quota levels: User: Sets a specific amount of storage for a single user. For example, if an administrator allots only 1 GB, then you cannot take more than 1 GB. Group: Sets the amount of space that is available to each user in that group. For example, a group with a policy of 10 GB and 10 users can potentially use 100 GB of data (10 x 10 = 100 GB) under that quota policy. How do notifications work? When the quota reaches 90 percent consumption, Files sends warning emails to the recipients. When the quota reaches 100 percent consumption, Files sends alert emails to the recipients. If the quota has a soft limit and you continue to consume over 100 percent of the storage, then Files sends an email notification to the recipients every 24 hours. The quota set up can be achieved by either using Web GUI or nCLI. To configure quota in Prism foll
Nutanix Files not recovering free space
I have deleted several shares on the Nutanix File Server we have running in VMware and the free space does not seem to be recovering even after a week. Is there a command i can run in ACLI or NCLI to force the clean up to take place? Or is there a better way to remove the shares other the through the Prism UI?
Nutanix Files :- Storage Overview
This content is taken from Nutanix File Solution doc available on the portal. I am just reposting this content here. :) Happy Learning [b]Please refer the solution doc for more details[/b] [url=https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=TN-2041-Nutanix-Files:TN-2041-Nutanix-Files]https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=TN-2041-Nutanix-Files:TN-2041-Nutanix-Files[/url] As shown in the following figure, each FSVM uses three separate vDisks: a 12 GiB boot disk that contains the boot image, a 45 GiB disk (/home/nutanix) that contains logs and software state, and a 45 GiB disk for Cassandra data. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/0d26bc56-9abc-4e0a-ae3a-7e61f9e937f7.png[/img] A Nutanix Files cluster is a single namespace that includes a collection of file systems used to support the SMB and NFS shares. These file systems use Nutanix volume groups as storage. Volume groups enable both high availability and scale-out fo
Nutanix Files Network and Port Requirements
Nutanix Files is a software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that provides a repository for unstructured data, such as home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, application logs, backups, and archives. Flexible and responsive to workload requirements, Files is a fully integrated, core component of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. It leverages the underlying existing infrastructure of Nutanix Core components and acts as a service on a running and proven HCI solution. [h2][b]There are two sorts of communication which happens;[/b][/h2]Since files relies on Nutanix HCI cluster for core infra requirements and thus we have a requirement for an internal network to achieve this, this network is used by fsvm to communicate with CVM for [b]Internal communication[/b]. For example storage traffic, rest api calls. The other network which is needed to ensure [b]external communication[/b] can take place like share\export access by clients, AD, DNS and NTP. Ideally these two net
Nutanix Files EOL and EOM discussion.
Nutanix Files is a software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that provides a repository for unstructured data, such as home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, application logs, backups, and archives. Flexible and responsive to workload requirements, Files is a fully integrated, core component of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Nutanix Files release cycle is independent of AOS releases. Since it’s functionality is independent of AOS. However, AOS acts as Storage and UI provider etc. . There are still a lot of components on which Files is dependent on. That’s the reason there is always a supported AOS base. Hopefully, in the near future Nutanix Files may completely decouple from AOS. This leads to an interesting point that what version customer should be on? Before we discuss this point let’s understand about Nutanix Files release history. [quote][list] [*]Nutanix Files (formerly known as AFS) 2.x became GA with AOS 5.0.x [*]Nutanix Files (formerly known
Nutanix Files : How to plan your upgrade?
Nutanix Files (formerly known as AFS) does not follow the Long Term Support Release (LTS) and Short Term Support Release (STS) tracks. AOS needs to be upgraded to a compatible version before you deploy Nutanix Files or upgrade Nutanix Files.One of the standard policies that Nutanix follows is to disable 1-click downloads for Product versions which are EOL. Nutanix Files follows a similar approach and you will no longer see any other 2.2.x version other than 2.2.4. 2.2.4 is maintained for customers who are in the AOS 5.5.x branch. Since Nutanix files have evolved a lot in the 3.x branch, other customers are recommended to adopt the latest 3.x version.Try to understand this concept from the following screenshot taken from the Upgrade Path page.In this example, I have assumed that AOS is already upgraded to 5.10.x (LTS) from 5.5.x( 5.5.x). Now we want to upgrade the existing Files cluster to 2.2.3. How to plan?Always refer to Nutanix Files x.x.x.x Release Notes before a new deployment or
Nutanix Files and AOS version Compatibility explained !!
There are usually confusions around the Nutanix Files version compatibility with the installed Acropolis Operating System. Usually the confusion persists because of the issues seen in the past/ However those days are over. [b]These are the points which needs to be considered before Nutanix Files new deployment or Upgrade :-[/b] [quote]Nutanix Files 2.0 became GA along with AOS 5.0 release. have come a long way and the latest available version in this branch in 2.2.4. Nutanix Files release is decoupled from AOS release cycle which means Nutanix Files releases are not synchronous with Nutanix AOS release cycle. However, there are a few dependencies there especially UI and Storage.[/quote] [list] [*][b]Nutanix Files 2.2.x[/b] version is supported on all AOS versions released post 5.0. [*][b]Nutanix 3.x[/b] version became GA in early Jan 2018 and is supported on AOS 5.6 and later. [*]We have 3.2.x and 3.5.x branch maintained. [/list] [b]Note :[/b] * Nutanix files product t
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