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Create file server failed error creating: Invalid CVM subnet Configuration
Hi All, I’ve testing old Nutanix NX box demo with no MA support. The AOS version install is 5.10.6 I tried to create file server using wizard in prism element. In the last step of wizard when I prompt create the error message showing Error creating: Invalid CVM subnet configuration, possibly due to incomplete CVM re-ip workflow I’ve run ncc check and didn’t found subnet mismatch issue. Please kindly advice how to fix this.
How to delete a file on Nutanix AFS share?
Good evening, Following problem:I do have a single folder sitting on one of my shares, and I tried literally everything to get it deleted.When trying to delete, or move to a different share, I only get the error “An unexpected network error occured”, so, not very helpful on that front.I was able to change said folders owner (logged into CVM via ssh → logged into FSVM) via afs share.get_authorization_info <share> <folder>However, this didn't help.To make a long story short: Is there a way to delete a folder within a share on a FSVM directly?Thanks in advance!
Nutanix Files Deployment Error: DGW Ip Unreachable
I’m attempting to deploy Files on my cluster and it fails stating the Default Gateway IP is not reachable however I can ping between systems on the desired networks. The only thing I can think of is that the DFW does not respond to ping, is that required?
deploying Nutanix Files on Community edition 2020.09.16
Hello everyone,I have downloaded the Nutanix Community edition(2020.09.16) from Download Community Edition | Nutanix Community and installed on my system and now I want to deploy Nutanix Files on it . Can anyone here guide me for that . Please tell me if there is need of downloading any software or something.I can access prism on my network.Please guide me for deploying Nutanix Files.Thank you
Nutanix Files design - running alongside other types of workloads
Hi,Can you please help me with any recommendation and/or point me to any documentation around running Nutanix Files alongside other types of workloads (on ESXi)? I.e. server virtualisation, VDI, other Files instances, sustainability for resource contention, resource reservation, etc.While I do understand that in an extreme case of a dedicated HCI cluster where only FSVM-s are spread across the nodes, Files would surely perform well, I’m after more real-world scenarios, where Files still deliver.Thank you, Victor.
Moving Win DFS Namespace to Nutanix Files
I’m standing-up a Nutanix File cluster and want to move an existing WIndows DFS Namespace to the cluster. The namespace needs to remain the same as it is used by web apps. I thought I could simply add the AFS cluster as a Namespace server, replicate the files, and then remove the old namespace servers. However, when I go to add the new namespace server, it wants a local folder location which isn’t available. I was sure I saw that Nutanix Files is compatible with Windows DFS but I don’t know what I’m missing. Suggestions?
Networking for Files failover
Hi,Can you please point me to a document with _detailed_ description of networking requirements for Files for PD recovery to work, as well as _detailed _ description of how the networking is being handled during the failover?The reason I’m asking is that I’m planning PD for Files, and I need to understand the networking side of that, i.e. how Storage and Client networking are being handled during the failover to the other cluster, where the networking is different (different datacentre). Do I pre-configure portgroups to connect to in advance, as well as the IP-s to assign?, and AOS/Files handle this automatically during the failover? Or is this a “wizard”-driven workflow where I specify portgroups and IPs? Or is there a requirement for stretched VLAN-s for both Client and Storage networks? I wasn’t able to find and deatiled information on that, so am askign for your help.Thank you, Victor
Backing up Nutanix files in a Windows world.
I am hoping to migrate files from our Windows server to Nutanix files. For backup purposes, Azure is our off-site location. I’ve hit some stumbling block in trying to accomplish this. This is what I’ve tried so far.Configure CloudConnect - Unfortunately, we subscribe to Azure through a CSP, so I’m unable to get the required certificate to set this up. -Failed Next idea was to sync Nutanix Files with a Windows File server through DFS-R and perform my Azure backups from the Windows mirror. Nutanix doesn’t support DFS-R -Failed Use our current backup solution “Microsoft Data Protection Manager” to backup Nutanix files. But, can’t install the DPM agent on Nutanix. -FailedIf anyone has a suggestion, I’m running out of ideas. Ideally, I’d like to not have to invest into a new backup solution. Thanks all!
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
Safer way to upgrade Nutanix Files 3.6 to 3.7.3
Can you explain the safest way to upgrade Nutanix files product please. 3 nodes cluster, with 2 files servers. Current version 3.6 on Esxi 6.5 and AOS 5.15.4 LTS. I can have if needed a little down time to snapshot in vmware the Nutanix files VM maybe before the upgrade process?I got some commvault backup but it a long process to restore 7TB of files… so i want a quick and easy way to back off it the upgrade process fail.
Nutanix Files - FSVM Max Connections Notification
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: FileServerVmMaxConnectionsNotification (A160039) 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'. Thi
Nutanix Files :- Exports and Shares Basics
There are two types of SMB shares and NFS exports.SMB shares:Distributed (previously called home). Standard (previously called general).NFS exports:Distributed (previously called sharded). Standard (previously called nonsharded).A standard share is an SMB share or NFS export hosted by a single FSVM. A distributed share spreads the workload by distributing the hosting of top-level directories across FSVMs, which also simplifies administration.Distributed shares and exports don’t allow files in the root. Unlike distributed shares and exports, standard shares and exports can store files in the root of the directory. Source :- https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=TN-2041-Nutanix-Files:top_exports_and_shares.html
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 network extra IP
Hi all, I’ve just recently deployed a couple of Nutanix files servers for a client without any serious problem. During the process I have read all the great official documentation that nutanix maintains (really, really useful) but it seems that i can’t find an answer for the following question: What is the purpose of that extra IP address that every file server requires on the storage network side? I’ve noticed that the address is held by one of the FSVM but I can’t figure out what is it used for. Curiosity is killing me.
Change Files block size
Hello Team, I read that starting from Nutanix Files 3.7 is possible to adjust block size of the share. How can this can be done? Not sure is actually possible in Prism (running aos 5.18.1) What block size would you recommended for small files (under 10 Mb the average size) like Excel, pdf, Word and so on? Thank you!
Unable to enable FA so unable to disable FA
Hello, I deployed File Analytics (FA). I certainly made a mistake in choosing the network. When I want to Enable File Analytics, I have this message : “Cannot connect to File Server: files.domain.lab. Please try again later.” Is it possible to change the network configuration ? Is it possible to disable FA form FS manually ? I test ping from FA-VM to FS domain name = KO Thanks
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