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Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Few weeks ago Nutanix announced beta tests for Nutanix Community Edition. Since .NEXT announcement Nutanix Community Edition is available for everyone and it is free. If you would like to get started I have several invitation codes which you can use it during registration process and get access to Nutanix Community Edition immediately. If you are interested to get code: post comment below and write why would you like to give test drive for...

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Nutanix terminology updates

Nutanix terminology updates

Since version 4.5.X Nutanix changed terminology for some of the products. Below – you can find list with new (on left) and former (on right) terminology. Acropolis Base Software – Nutanix Operating System, NOS Acropolis Hypervisor, AHV – Nutanix KVM hypervisor Acropolis API – Nutanix API and Aropolis API Acropolis App Mobility fabric –  Acropolis virtualization management and administration Acropolis...

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Install Windows XP SP 2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

Install Windows XP SP 2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

Install Windows XP SP2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – one can ask why would you do that ? Well, there are many reasons why would you still keep you Windows XP desktops in Production, even though Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft.  One of the most “popular” is legacy application which is either not supported on newer OS version or upgrade costs “millions $” and takes ages to migrate. Below is a quick...

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Nutanix basics – which NOS version my cluster is running on

Nutanix basics – which NOS version my cluster is running on

As I work for Nutanix for quite some time,  June 2014  I’d started my exciting  journey. As you probably noticed, mostly I’m blogging out about Nutanix platform, how-to’s, architecture, best practices and many many more. Nutanix basics – how to check NOS version your cluster is running on ? First things first – what is NOS – Nutanix Operating System ? There are few ways you can check Nutanix cluster...

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How to verify and correct drifting time on Nutanix platform

How to verify and  correct drifting time on Nutanix platform

Time, accurate time – to be more precise is very important in modern IT systems. There is no difference in Nutanix AOS. Heaving reliable time source in your network is a key to avoid unpleasant surprises such as data inconsistency. In addition, heaving consistent time across the board helps in analysis and troubleshooting. First, configure NTP server using Prism UI Log in to one of the CVMs and run Shell allssh ssh root@192.168.5.1...

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Nutanix Acropolis Best Practice Guide – Available

Nutanix Acropolis Best Practice Guide – Available

Nutanix Acropolis Best Practice Guide is available for download !!!! In 42 pages you can read about: Acropolis – what is Acropolis AHV networking concept how to set it up correctly (including LCAP or Jumbo Frames) how to manage it Virtual Machine deployment – Best Practices Virtual Machine data protection – Best Practices Virtual machine High Availability (VMHA) Live Migration Best Practices Virtual machine sizing...

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Prepare for the worst and oh, no need to hope for the best… (part 1/3)

Prepare for the worst and oh, no need to hope for the best… (part 1/3)

If you’ve been working long enough in IT, you know that disasters do happen. It may not be a tornado or thunder blowing up your datacenter, but something will happen sooner or later which will require you to execute on that DR plan which has been gathering dust on your desk. Whether Disaster Recovery (DR) plans are executed planned or unplanned, there are always things that go wrong, no matter how prepared you think you are. There...

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Migrate Windows 2008 R2 from vSphere to Nutanix Acropolis

Migrate Windows 2008 R2 from vSphere to Nutanix Acropolis

Today, next part of my migration series – Migrate Windows 2008 R2 from vSphere to Nutanix Acropolis. So far you could read and watch: Migrate Windows 2012R2 from Citrix XenServer to Nutanix AHV Migrate RHEL 6.5 from ESXi to Nutanix AHV Migrate Suse Linux from VMware ESXi to Nutanix AHV in minutes Migrate Windows 2012R2 server from ESXi to AHV in 5 minutes Migrate Linux RHEL 6.5 from XenServer to Nutanix AHV Pre-requisites: Nutanix...

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Nutanix Acropolis – create RHEL 7.0 VM from qcow2 image

Nutanix Acropolis – create RHEL 7.0 VM from qcow2 image

Nutanix Acropolis supports many different operating systems from both Windows and Linux world. The easiest way to deploy either Windows or Linux box on Nutanix Acropolis is to use image (template). Nutanix Acropolis has build in image service which supports different type of disks formats such as vmdk, vdi, vhd, iso, qcow2. Im this blog post I will show how to deploy Red Had 7 form qcow2 image. Download qcow2 RHEL 7.0 image from Red Hat...

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Create Hyper-V failover cluster on Nutanix

Create Hyper-V failover cluster on Nutanix

Hyper-V is one, out of three (VMware ESXi and Nutanix Acropolis aka. AHV are on the support list too) hypervisors supported by Nutanix. There are two ways you can create create Hyper-V failover cluster on Nutanix. You can do it either manually or use scripts provided by Nutanix. In this blog post I will show to create Hyper-V failover cluster on Nutanix using scripts (provided by Nutanix), for Hyper-V clusters without SCVMM and with SCVMM....

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Migrate Linux RHEL 6.5 from XenServer to Nutanix AHV

Migrate Linux RHEL 6.5 from XenServer to Nutanix AHV

Next part of my migration blog series, this time how to migrate Linux RHEL 6.5 from XenServer to Nutanix AHV. So far you could read: Migrate Windows 2012R2 from Citrix XenServer to Nutanix AHV Migrate RHEL 6.5 from ESXi to Nutanix AHV Migrate Suse Linux from VMware ESXi to Nutanix AHV in minutes Migrate Windows 2012R2 server from ESXi to AHV in 5 minutes Let’s get started check what Linux kernel is used  if you can see xen somwhere...

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