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X-Ray is a comprehensive testing solution enabling organizations to evaluate the architectural differences between hyperconverged infrastructures, automating the analysis of consistent performance and reliability, with scenarios that negatively affect applications, such as the impact of taking many disk snapshots, or node failures in existing mission-critical application clusters.

X-Ray is packaged as a VM and uses realistic workloads paired with real-world scenarios to simulate various workflows and events that typically occur during datacenter hyperconverged infrastructure lifecycles.

The key X-Ray 3.1 enhancements include:
  • Support for core Azure Stack components; Microsoft Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct.
  • Pre-checks v2 provide comprehensive pre-test validation covering infrastructure authentication, connectivity and VM deployment.
  • Usability enhancements includes greater test scenario detail with a graphical image to represent the test. The results page includes a tooltip highlighting the expected performance value, together with a graph line for quick visibility of how well the infrastructure performed during the test.
Documentation
X-Ray Release Notes
X-Ray Online User Guide

X-Ray 3.1 VM images
Nutanix AHV binary: QCOW2
VMware ESXi binary: OVA


Recent Nutanix Blogs
September 2018 Fast Cars - Comparing and Contrasting Your Hyperconverged Infrastructure | Nutanix Community
July 2018 Nutanix X-Ray 3.0: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Lifecycle Testing
May 2018 X-Ray Vision as Nutanix Goes Open Source
April 2018 Chaos Monkey for the Enterprise Cloud
December 2017 Holiday Bonanza: Bring Your Own Workloads!
November 2017 Who cares about infrastructure benchmarking?
October 2017 Simpler infrastructure benchmarking with the launch of X-Ray 2.1

Community Blogs
May 2018 .NEXT 2018: Xtract & X-Ray Updates by @RCantw3ll

Open Source URLs
Curie test scenario component code on GitLab
Open source MIT license
Curie documentation

(Older) X-Ray 3.0 VM images
Nutanix AHV binary: QCOW2
VMware ESXi binary: OVA

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