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The justification is that scheduling and conducting upgrades on 5 clusters multiple times over the year is costly. We also will gain capacity due to less resources committed for redundancy .
One of the surprises was that its recommended using RF3 if for clusters greater than 24 nodes. This fact has me considering keeping some key production workloads on a separate cluster but as time passes we probably end up with a cluster with more than 24 nodes anyway.
Tonight is a big night, we are consolidating 2 production clusters which will free up 2 blocks and 8 nodes... finally enough headroom that we can start rolling through clusters. There are some big challenges coming up as we have multiple storage nodes in 2 clusters so the capacity required to swing the remaining workloads of those clusters will be a little interesting... no there now.
Sorry for the long post, but thought I'd share. If anyone has experience or wants to hear about this journey let me know and maybe there will be a more fitting forum for an on-going discussion on the topic of migrations.
At this time, Nutanix is recommending that everyone hold off on upgrading to 6.5. I would definitely reference their AOS to ESXi compatability matrix and look for updates for when they plan to have an AOS version compatible.
We'll be migrating our datacenter to a colo using Nutanix later this year. As I'm brand new to Nutanix the first step for me will be quickly learning as much as possible. After perusing some of the other discussions it looks like jjdurrant had some excellent recommendations to get started:
- Nutanix Bible
- nu.School YouTube Channel
- Self Paced Study (Once I get access)
- NEXT community, of course!
The goal is to hit the ground running. I look forward to learning from you, and one day returning the favor!
We've now dropped UniDesk from this project & instead using Full Clone VM's, on a NTNX Metro Cluster for Active/Active support across our 2 primary sites. Today is day 1 of the staff pilot & looking good so far, though we only have a limited number of users.
Sounds like you folks are all super busy - be sure to check out the forums and community blogs [go] when you have time, we are always looking for members to help contribute. If you are a podcast listener - check out the Nutanix community podcast iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud.