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Manual AWS to AHV migration

This is going to be the first of two blogs. This first blog will be the manual migration from AWS to AHV.  The second will use a product called Sureline. Prerequisites Make sure that you have an Amazon EC2 Windows instance that has a volume that is large enough to accommodate the size of the machine… Read More »

Storage vMotion of an Oracle RAC Cluster with minimal downtime

Over the last couple of weeks, I was asked to migrate an Oracle RAC environment from ESX to ESX on Nutanix. This procedure is for Development, QA, and Pre-Production RAC clusters which are not constrained by the 100% uptime business SLA’s. Administrators can choose to go another route of storage vMotioning Oracle RAC with minimal downtime in a… Read More »

Add an image from the disk of a specific VM – PRISM Central 5.5

AHV Image services behavior has changed in AOS / Prism Central 5.5. The image service behavior depends on whether a cluster (also known as Prism Element) is registered to Prism Central. If the Prism Element (PE) cluster is newly created and has never been registered with a Prism Central instance all image operations will be… Read More »

NPX take 1

Over the past couple of months, I have been lacking in my blogs.  At first, I was writing an NPX design with a colleague, then I decided that I needed to write my NPX on a design that I had completed without any outside help.  So now, it is time to start writing again. Let’s start with… Read More »

How to delete Nutanix AFS

I have been asked a couple times this week about how would you remove AFS from a cluster.  To be honest it is really easy. To delete a file server: Caution: Deleting a File Server VM (FSVM) can result in data loss. Be sure that you archive or back up data stored on a FSVM before you… Read More »

Install NGT on a Linux machine

Mount NGT on the Linux VM. The graphical Linux deployments auto-discover the CD-ROM and mount the CD-ROM appropriately. For non-graphical Linux deployments, use the following procedure. Prerequisites Python 2.6 or 2.7 has been installed python-setuptools has been installed Install Process Log into the Linux VM. Create a temporary folder and mount the content of the CD… Read More »

Load Nutanix VirtIO on Linux

Linux VirtIO drivers for Linux Modern Linux Kernels have VirtIO drivers installed but they might not be registered if VM was originally created on ESXi. Login as root (or a sudo user) Run “dracut –add-drivers “virtio_pci virtio_blk virtio_scsi virtio_net” -f -v ” command Make sure the output does not show any errors. This applies to CentOS,… Read More »

Is there an easier way to migrate a workload into AHV?

DoubleTake, Sureline, VMware Converter, Disk2vhd Over the last couple month I have been working on migration strategies for P2V and V2V into AHV (Nutanix Acropolis). During this time I found the following products: Double Take VMware Converter Disk2vhd(Hyper-V) Sureline So here is the current break down. Disk2vhd (Hyper-V) This software works great for Physical to… Read More »