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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 »

Remove Metro Availability

Remove Metro Availability Before you remove Metro Availability: Make sure to migrate all VMs off metro storage Make sure there are no local snapshot on the metro storage Remove Metro Login to the primary site and disable metro availability by clicking Disable. WARNING BOX: Disable Metro Availability on * ? Please update the DRS rules to… Read More »

Cross Hypervisor DR

Cross Hypervisor DR Cross hypervisor disaster recovery provides an ability to migrate the VMs from one hypervisor to another (ESXi to AHV or AHV to ESXi) by using the protection domains. To perform these operations, you need to install and configure NGT on all the VMs. Notes: This can only be done on Nutanix Hardware… Read More »

New Series – Migrations

Migrations I am going to start a new series on Migrations. I know Artur Krzywdzinski at vmwaremine.com has written about migrations for a couple of years.  Artur is a good friend. I am going to write my own migration processes without coping his original blog posts. It is about time that I start writing about the migration I… Read More »

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers Nutanix and Lenovo have teamed up and are giving away hyperconverged software and gear! For a limited time, New SMB customers can enter the Ultimate Hyperconverged Contest for a chance to win a Nutanix Xpress platform that’s fully loaded with 1 year of support and software license. But wait, there’s… Read More »

Nutanix File Services

Nutanix File Services Setup When this post was written, the File Services feature was in tech preview A couple weeks ago I helped a client setup file services on a POC (Proof of Concept) cluster.  Below is the walkthrough. For this post PRISM has already been completely configured and domain authentication has been setup and… Read More »

VMware and the cloud

VMworld 2016 Day 1 To answer my first question, What did we learn… Not much. It was a hugely anti-climatic Keynote speak.  First we were enlightened, then we were told “On-Premise” and “Cloud” are the future. What, no year of VDI??? I have worked in the healthcare and credit card industry fields for many year. Cloud… Read More »