Discussions about Multi-Hypervisors Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, and Nutanix AHV.
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Physical Windows Server to Virtual conversion (P2V for AHV) Depending on the number of physical servers in your environment, you might want to convert them tovirtual servers and migrate over to Nutanix AHV. Nutanix Image Service supports VHD, VMDK, vDISK, IMG, qcow formats for disk images. Summary:1) Prepare the Physical Windows Server - Install Virtio Drivers from: Nutanix Portal > Downloads > Tools & Firmware > Virtio2) Download Disk2VHD from Microsoft site:(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd)3) Convert the Disk or Disks (Make sure to select "bootable" for the appropriate disk)4) Upload the Converted Disk to Nutanix Cluster via Image service Uploading VHD to the Cluster via Image Service:1) You can upload via the browser or2) Image service also allows for uploading files via http source (existing or new web-server required) Once the converted VHD is uploaded to the Image Service, we can now create a new VMCreate a New VM:Create the new
We migrated many guests from vmware esx to Nutanix sans cd-rom. They are all in production now. But we find that many of them need NGT for better backups. The bus type is SCSI. To add NGT you need CD-ROM but we have none. The NGT install looks to be unique per guest with special certificates injected into the CD-ROM. We dont want the extra CD-ROM hardware always lingering so we remove it after NGT install.Consider this a plea for help, a gripe and a feature request.To add NGT, we must shutdown the guest. Add CD-ROM (because it wont let us hot-add). Boot, install NGT. Shutdown, remove CD-ROM and boot.Why no hot-add capability?Can someone offer a simpler workflow that only involves one reboot?Why not make the ISO available to the guest in additional ways like a SMB share or Web\SSL download link.Why not add a feature to the NGT install that allows any guest to negotiate the needed certificates with the cluster on the fly?If any of these problems have a solution, please update the kb’s an
It’s unclear to me whether or not it is supported to mount datastores, whether NFS or iSCSI, from external sources onto VMware hosts running on Nutanix for VMDK storage for VMs. I apologize if this has been answered before or clearly stated in docs somewhere.
Can someone chime in on how Licensing woudl work when using AHV? For example, we currently have Windows 2012R2 Datacentre edition on each host and we have the ability to have unlimited licensed Windows Servers virtualised. I know that AHV doesn't require a license but does that mean that a license for each Widnows Virtual Server will need to be purchased hence invalidating our Datacentre license???
Hello,We are buying a Nutanix Cluster of 3 nodes nx-3170-g8, but the management, also intending to buy vSphere 7 licenses thinking to replace the Hypervisor in the Nutanix boxes.I would like to know, if this can be done? and if yes, what documents or procedures must be followed?Thank you in advance,
Hi TogetherIs there a way automatically provisioning Linux Server on Nutanix Platform with RedHat Satellite? It doen’t seem there is a nutanix provider for satellite.And this link covers only Redhat subscription management: Simplified Subscription Management for AHV with Red Hat Satellite ServerSomeone tried “Libvirt” Provider in satellite with Nutanix?Kind RegardSteve
Hello everyone,Someone before me in my current job created a couple of VMs in AHV with IDE bus type for their disks instead of SCSI. Just a quick glance of the documentation I found this:AHV does not leverage a traditional storage stack like ESXi or Hyper-V. All disk(s) are passed to the VM(s) as raw SCSI block devices. So my question is, why would someone decide to create IDE disks? Am I missing something? I know it’s common practice for CD-ROM drives, but not storage disks. No wonder I noticed a really bad performance on those servers recently.
Ok, yesterday one of our many Nutanix clusters was upgraded to 5.15 LTS and I started to create a new Windows Server 2016 template using UEFI-configuration. Now I am stuck at display resolution of 1280x1024 and change is not possible, because it is grayed out. Nutanix Guest Tools from 5.15 LTS and VirtIO 1.1.5 are installed. Is this bug known and does there exist a work-around? What about 5.16 STS? Is it fixed there? Thanks for any reply. Regards, Didi7
Hello! I’m new to the Nutanix community. Loving the tech so far, but... Has anyone used Packer to deploy Windows from within AHV? I’ve seen plenty of how-to’s on how to create a VM image that can be uploaded to AHV. I want to do the entire process within the cluster. Packer has a QEMU builder but not sure how I can tell it to build it on another VM within the cluster. I’m trying to replace my MDT image deployment process with something that can do Windows and Linux and is more RCS/git friendly. I’m not married to Packer so I’ll take suggestions on other possibilities. And if more detail is needed on what I’m doing currently or desired outcome let me know. Thanks in advance!
Is there a way to implement FT at the VM level (i.e. similar to how it’s done on ESXi) on AHV. I’ve seen a couple of different posts that point to preferred technologies like software HA and AGG (not that I know what/how to do this) but we currently have the requirement for a legacy type VM to be always available and the only method we can do that at the moment \is having ESX as the hypervisor. This is for a future project, so am not locked into current versions. Cheers. Paul
Hi fellas,Does anyone have a clear answer of what is the real cost of AHV? I’m told that AHV is free but is this referring to only Nutanix Community Edition? What about AOS? when purchasing a Nutanix node/block/cluster, these come pre-installed but the cluster essentially has no ‘smarts’ without the CVM which is AOS.Referencing this Licensing Quick Reference Guide, it looks like AHV is included with AOS but AOS’ licensing metric is charged per node. Am I reading this correctly?Is it possible to run AHV without AOS? Thanks,JS
My current Nutanix cluster version is 5.18, vCenter and ESXi is 7.0u1. I would like to upgrade the vCenter and ESXi to 7.0.u2. What version Nutanix cluster version support both vCenter and ESXi? And also the Prism version is:-Version pc.2020.9.0.1NCC Version: 184.108.40.206LCM Version: 220.127.116.11 is it above Prism and other component need t upgrade as well.
Hi there community, I’m hoping that someone can give me some guidance. We recently acquired a facility with some Nutanix clusters deployed, and this is my first time working with Nutanix. I have access to the vSphere hosts but no idea on the Nutanix side of things. Trying to activate the support portal with any and all serial numbers I can find just gives me an invalid serial number message….which means I can’t open a support ticket to ask about the serial numbers. I see each of the host machines running a Nutanix Controller VM, but I’m guessing there is a central management console tied to the hardware (NX?), and a spreadsheet from the seller lists some hardware/enclosure serial numbers, but under serial number just mentions refer to PRISM. I’m trying to hunt down someone at the seller to provide more details and make sure things get transferred, but is there anything I can do or look at in the meantime to figure this thing out?
What is the status of Credential Guard on Nutanix VMs? We are running AOA 5.20.I have created a new VM with UEFI, Secure boot and Credential Guard enabled, but I can’t get it to work. Credential Guard is enabled with GPO, but still will not run. When I look at device security, it says “Standard hardware security not supported” and there is no compatible TPM shown in tpm.msc.The OS I’m testing it on is Microsoft Server 2019.
We have a UTM with 6 interfaces that go to separate subnets. Each subnet has a ToR Switch. The UTM handles the routing. We are installing a new Nutanix 4 node Block and virtualization physical servers. Assuming that we have 6 physical servers and each server is on a separate subnet, what would our network diagram look like if we included the Nutanix Block? Would we need another switch that has the 6 subnets vlanned, ie: 1 connection from the block and then based on the traffic destination send the traffic out through the vlan port to the ToR switch in the destination subnet?
Hello, when I use the OpenStack integration and try to use vnc via OpenStack, I got some problem on my noVNC like this belows. Command line for enable vnc on OpenStack : /usr/bin/prism_vnc_proxy --bind_address=0.0.0.0 --bind_port=6080 --prism_hostname=[My-IP] --prism_username=[My-Username] --prism_password=[My-Password] --docroot=/usr/share/nutanix_openstack/vnc/static &_________________________________________________________________________/var/log/prism_vnc_proxy.outINFO:nutanix_openstack.vnc.wsgi_prism_websocket_proxy:Authenticating with Prism at [My_Cluster_IP]WARNING:py.warnings:/var/lib/kolla/venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/urllib3/connectionpool.py:858: InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: https://urllib3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/advanced-usage.html#ssl-warnings InsecureRequestWarning)WARNING:py.warnings:/var/lib/kolla/venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/urllib3/connectionpool.py:858: Insecu
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