Hello- I had a question on remote site best practices. When we create a remote site for PD replication do you think we should create a new container at the remote site for the replicated vms to reside in or just use our existing container that is running that active vms at the remote site? In the second scenario the active vms at the remote site would be on the same container as the snapshots replicating from the PD active site. Just wonder what other people are doing? Thanks, Erik
Hi, Is it possible to assign additional IP to nutanix cluster? Scenario is as follows: 1. Having network class A with 10.x.x.x which is used for CVM, hypervisor communication during configuration. 2. Cluster virtual IP is also from 10.x.x.x range. 3. Added additional IP range of 172.x.x.x to CVM, Hypervisor. 4. Is it possible to add additional IP range IP of range 172.x.x.x to cluster virtual IP? Thanks
Hello's I have an existing VMware install using a storage array. I have a three node Nutanix cluster that i'll be migrating to. I've read through some of the solutions offered and i have an additional question. When i migrate my VM's using vmotion from the legacy platform, do i have to make a decision to which host on the Nutanix side the VM will reside and if so, do i have to think about balancing out my VM's across the three hosts? Thanks all for your time, Sky.
I'm running NOS 4.7.1 with vSphere 6.0 and loving the seemless vm migration to the remote site using Metro (for a planned outage). Is there a way to perform a failback just as seemlessly - no downtime? After reading through Mike McGhee's v2.0 Best Practices document I wasn't able to find if this is possible or not.
While trying to add a new node to my cluster where I need to re-image before adding to the cluster, the iso_whitelist.json in the foundations downloads page appears to be broke, just redirect back to the support portal. appologies if this is the wrong place to rais the issue Regards, Stephen
Hey all! Just got my 3 node monster Nutanix box up and running and LOVE it! Quick theoretical question though: I blew through my budget on this box, and would LOVE to have a DR setup somewhere else in the building (to combat fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) Could I take some spare hardware lying around, and as long as it meets the specs needed, install the CE version, and make that the DR for my existing paid for version of Nutanix? I've gotten mixed answers from various people is why I ask. Thanks in advance!
Hi, I apologize in advance for the long post !!!! From the information I've reviewed, the Xpress Models (I'm looking at Lenovo's offering) will support a maximum of 4 nodes. In addition there is no Protection Domain. Let's pretend that I'm a cloud provider for multiple customers, and I host their (Domain/File/Print/Email/Sql) servers in my 4 node domain. I want to use an (Acronis/Storagecraft) in VM backup software. These products store their backup images to a NAS/Share. If I setup a second 3 node Xpress Model that is storage "heavy" running Acropolis File Services, as a NAS/Share destination for my backup images, is there any restriction that you can think of that would prevent/limit me from doing this ? Right now we use StorageCraft and save to a Windows Storage NAS that has RAID 10 and I'm concerned that writing to will not be able to handle the I/O? I'm guessing that the 3 node Xpress AFS will easily handle intensive I/O writes. On weekends, the Full backup runs a
[url=https://next.nutanix.com/t5/Installation-Configuration/basic-capacity-calculate-and-RF-question/m-p/10728/highlight/true#M1314]https://next.nutanix.com/t5/Installation-Configuration/basic-capacity-calculate-and-RF-question/m-p/10728/highlight/true#M1314[/url] Hi All, referring to the above thread - where Jon is mentioning [url=http://designbrewz.com/]http://designbrewz.com/[/url] for capacity calculation. does this calculator takes into account Replication factors and the "Extent Store HDD" is what the user will see when configuring storage pool > container ? thank you in advance kind regards
I was wondering is it possible for the next version of PRISM central to have the look and feel of 4.5.x but with the capacity monitoring features of PRISM Pro in 4.7.x? Personally I feel that it is a hassle to click "PRISM element" everytime in order to drill down into a particular cluster for 4.7 whereas in 4.5 I can just click the left sidebar and go into it from the main page.
Hi everyone, I imaged a nutanix cluster these days, and found strange phenomena. I found many error key words in foundation node log, but imaging showed successful finally. I clicked "retry imaging failed nodes with last config" many times, after some node failed, and it succeed. I`d like to know why it failed and succeed after just retry. also the foundation process tab showed 3 node failed at 78%, and the node log showed it`s finished ! and after retry, it`s 100%. I`m very worried about if it`s truly successful and there`s potential risks. p.s my environment: Foundation 3.1.1, AOS 4.6.1, ESXI5.5U3D，NX-1065-G4 [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/1437iFB4C37F4160B7ACC.png[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/1439iD2B0077C9E4C1B09.png[/img] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/1441i15C9718ECFC6FC6C.png[/img][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/1443i821C11FF15
Hello Folks, NX-1065 has only two 10G port, and two 1G port. and I have only one pair of 10G switch, and one pair of 1G switch. In my opinion, I`d like to make ESXI port(mgmt, vmotion,nfs vmkernel), and CVM port(prism mgmt, cluster mirror ) run on 10G switch, and configure 10g switch uplink to other network which I can connect to ESXI MGMT and prism. make vm data port connect to separate 1g vswitch. but network guy told me the 10g switch can`t uplink to externel network, so I`d like to know Can I move the ESXI port (mgmt) and CVM mgmt(VIP) to 1G vswtich， and create addtional vmotion,nfs kernel port connected to 10G vswtich, also leave CVM cluster mirror interface connected to 10G vswtich. networking design is the key things.
Hi guys， two basic questions: 1)can cvm cluster and ESXI data use the same 10g switch with no performance penelty ? (I have only one pair of 10g switch, and NX1065 one dual port card. As we know, cvm cluster must use 10g network, but I`d like also to use 10g for ESXI data network. ) 2) generally ESXI mgmt(usually,vmkernel port for NFS access) is on the same 10g link with cvm cluster(also CVM prism mgmt), If the user`d like to have a separate uplink or subnet for ESXI MGMT, is it ok ? I`m worried about the performance problem. thanks in advance !
Hello friends, 1）Have somebody upgraded hypervisor(ESXI specially) using prism successfully ? can share some key steps or caution about it ? Because I have no test equipment on hand to verify this. 2）if using prism, and encounter ESXI update failure, Will Nutanix support for ESXI problem ? 3) can upgrade be done via VUM/ESX-CLI（traditional method）only without PRISM ? thanks.
Hi Folks, For Nutanix product, Is it a best practice to have the latest software version (e.g AOS,NCC) installed, No matter first-time installation, or upgrade. Some venders may advise just install the slightly lower version then the newest. My real user case: we installed NX 2 months ago, and plan to put it into produciton these days, but two new AOS version has been available on Portal.nutanix.com, So Can I update AOS to the newest one ?
Hi, We have setup in pri production stage. Cluster is having 2 x 800 GB disk & 2 x 6 TB disk on each node. Cluster is having 3 nodes. We removed single disk from one host & after 10 min. we reinserted disk in same slot. Now cluster is showing 11 disk & not allowing us to format disk which is reinserted. How to add this disk to current cluster? Thanks in advance. Vivek
Hi Team, I executed the NCC health checks run_all on two clusters and got the following message (at the end of the run_all script): Detailed information for sar_stats_threshold_check:ERR : Execution terminated by exception IndexError('list index out of range',):Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/hudsonb/workspace/workspace/ncc-2.0.2-stable_release/builds/build-ncc-2.0.2-stable-release/ncc-python-tree/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/ncc/ncc_utils/plugin_utils.py", line 128, in handle_exceptions result = fn() File "/home/hudsonb/workspace/workspace/ncc-2.0.2-stable_release/builds/build-ncc-2.0.2-stable-release/ncc-python-tree/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/ncc/plugins/base_plugin.py", line 740, in result = putils.handle_exceptions(lambda : check(*check_args), cls.canvas) File "/home/hudsonb/workspace/workspace/ncc-2.0.2-stable_release/builds/build-ncc-2.0.2-stable-release/ncc-python-tree/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/ncc/plugins/health_checks/sar_checks.py", line 358, in check_threshol
Hello Folks, I`m busy installing a 6 node cluster, some errors or doubt comes out along. my environment : 3 block, 6 nodes (2 nodes/block) AOS 4.6.2 一. When I create a new container, make the Enable Erasure coding button checked, error pops up"enable EC-X will break the current block awareness !" seems mean ECX will disable block level awareness ? 二. As many of us know, if need locate the physical slot location of a disk, you can simply led on that drive. but there is possibility led on function inaccurate or disabled, in this scenario, you must locate the disk by disk id rule, e.g shelf id.slot/bay ID, but the DISK ID in prism hardware section seems ramdom/ruleless number, I can`t locate physical location for a disk. 三. When I do the test about removing a node from nutanix cluster, A doubt appears: Do I need or is it the best practice to execute storage vmotion(other then only vmotion vm`s ) before removing the node ? I think the diffecrence of two methods is who is the data mov
Good day, Quick question regarding Exchange on Hyper-V, I havn't been able to iron out all the questions regarding the support for Exchange on Hyper-V where the .VHDX files resides on the backed SMB3 part. From a Microsoft stand-point they support .VHDX files on SMB3 as long as it's backed by block storage, but I havn't been able to verify that Nutanix actually goes under the "Block-Storage" part, on my own mind it should. There are a few documents where Exchange on Hyper-V is mentioned, and in those SMB3 and iSCSI are both mentioned but no on what part (SMB3 for OS, iSCSI for Databases or in fact VHDX on SMB3 for databases also). VMWare is rather straight forward, Volume Groups to be fully supported by Microsoft, period. But what is the stand-point regarding Exchange on Hyper-V where databases are .VHDX on SMB3 from a Microsoft and Nutanix perspective? Kind Regards
Hello, I`m not new to nutanix, but have a long time not focusing on nutanix installation step. while I installed nutanix with foundation+Phonex(NOS location selection)+Hypervisor image one year ago, I think Phonix is just exactly NOS at that time. I find it seems to have new method to image node: Foundation+AOS(NOS location selection)+Hypervisor image, or even having an JAVA applete+Foundation+AOS(NOS location selection)+Hypervisor image I`d like to confirm detailed difference between NOS , AOS, and Phoenix. I have asked guys, no one can explain this clearly to me. also what make me confused is there are varous statement about it in different guide(it is self-contradictory) , also Which phonex package should I use ? shows you need manually make/generate phonix ISO with AOS , but sees you shoud use the Phonix ISO downloaded from nutanix portal site ! look at these slices : "Phoenix is a tool used to install the Nutanix Controller VM and provision a hypervisor on a new or rep
Hello everyone, my environment: 6 * 3060-G4 NODE per node : 2*ssd 480G， 4* HDD（how to find out if it`s sas or sata drive ?）1TB RF=2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- how to calculate? I see prism report 22.18TiB MaxCapacity(Physical)。but I think physical should be 1T*4*6+480G*2*6=24T+5760G if RF2 need two complete copy(like RAID1) ?, the usable capacity is just half of 24T+5760G, and if after one node failure, for N+1 , I should also reserve another extra node capacity(4T+480G*2) ? also I have a basic question and guess, if I have three NODE in all(assume not 6 node ), and one node failed, lost data will be replicate to another any node of remaining two, because of RF. so I have two copy again. but if the second node also fails later(now I have only one node), will the cluster be down ? data lost ? I think data shouldn`t be lost because one of the two copy exists(3 node ,2copy-> 2 node 2copy-> 1node 1copy)
Dears, I found I can`t find ESXI 6.0U2 and AOS126.96.36.199 release in Nutanix compatibility online tool. but I can find ESXI6.0U2 in the iso whitelist json. So It make me confused Which release exactly can be supported by nutanix ？ Finally, I install ESXI6.0U2 and AOS4.6.1. I·m not sure if Compatibility tool is just a best practise or not up to date timely. Can I simply always install newest ESXI version and NOS ?
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