Category Archives: Migration

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 »

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 »

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 »