Category: Nutanix

  • Nutanix AHV, don’t mess with the virtual switch!

    In the first releases of AHV, the virtual switch was present on the AHV host, but not integrated within the Prism UI. By then, it was quite obscure what the settings on the host were. Nowadays it is really important to maintain identical settings on your host for the bridge br0 en de bond br0-up.…

  • Nutanix Prism: Enter Maintenance mode

    Customers always asked me, why it is not possible to enter maintenance mode for a host using the GUI, instead of the CLI. Well, now we can… Starting with AOS6.5 (LTS) an administrator is able to enter maintenance mode of a host using the Prism web interface. (Not sure, this was introduced in a STS…

  • Nutanix User Group Nederland komt bijeen (Dutch)

    Eindelijk mag het weer. We kunnen en mogen weer een ‘normale’ user group meeting organiseren. En dan gaan we dat ook doen. Donderdag 17 november is de datum We komen bijeen in het hoofdkantoor van Nutanix in Hoofddorp. Eind van de middag wordt gestart en na de avondspits sluiten we af. Meer informatie is te…

  • Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure is available

    Nutanix Cloud clusters (NC2) was already available on the public cloud of Amazon AWS, and (finally) now it is available in Azure. Of course it is first available in the States, but hopefully it will arrive in Europe (and the rest of the world) pretty soon. Why NC2? Why should you consider extending your on…

  • Nutanix Technology Champion 2023 applications

    Nutanix Technology Champion 2023 Applications are Open! 👏🏻 If you enjoy sharing your expertise, connecting with peers and being the first to know when new products are released, then this program might just be for you. “Limited spots are open each year” See here for more information: https://next.nutanix.com/community-blog-154/nutanix-technology-champion-2023-applications-are-open-41242 If you enjoy the Nutanix portfolio, consider…

  • Nutanix User Group Netherlands (Dutch)

    Covid-19 houdt ons nog steeds stevig in de greep. Dit weerhoudt ons er echter niet van om ook in 2022 een sessie te organiseren met de Dutch Nutanix User Group. De huidige maatregelen zorgen ervoor dat dit nog steeds een virtuele meeting wordt. We hopen dat we een volgende meeting gewoon weer in persona kunnen…

  • Save LCM with ipmitool

    Sometimes, it can be very useful to manage your IPMI settings from the command line… Managing a Nutanix environment, daily administration jobs will not cost you a lot of time. However, even the automation you are counting on, is not always a guarantee of success. Lately I performed an update for the BIOS and BMC,…

  • Expansion of a Nutanix cluster; different license_class

    Everybody knows that the expansion of a Nutanix cluster does not require many technical skills. It is mainly about a few things: Rack and stack for the node(s) Configure the network Power on the new node(s) From there the cluster expansion is fully orchestrated in Prism Element. The nodes to be added are discovered by…

  • Using LACP with Nutanix AHV

    As Nutanix describes in their Nutanix Networking guide, Nutanix is recommending “Active-backup” as bond mode for ease of use. For available bandwidth and increased availability, I always recommend the use of the bond mode “balance-tcp” in combination with LACP. For a the use of LACP, you need to configure that as well on the network…

  • Storage migration with AHV

    One of the features my customers are missing in Nutanix and AHV is the possibility to migrate running virtual machines to another container. Well, the wait is over. Recently, Nutanix released AOS 5.19 and among the many features in this Short Term Support release version, there is the live migration of the storage of a…