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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 »

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 »