Deploying and Configuring Prism Central On AHV

Continuing our journey with testing out Nutanix AHV functionality for one of our partners, one of things we wanted to get deployed was Prism Central.    Prism Central is very similar to VMware’s vCenter, defining Prism Central as  “ software provides centralized infrastrcuture management, one-click simplicity and intelligence for everyday operations.…

Acropolis Data Protection Configuration

Welcome back to my series on our journey of testing Nutanix and Mellanox. Part 1 & 2 of the series focused on Nutanix AHV networking and integrating with Mellanox, so we’re going to shift in Part 3 and look at the AHV configuration for getting Data Protection going and performing…

Deploying Nutanix and Mellanox - Part 2

Welcome back to my short series on our journey of testing Nutanix and Mellanox.  Following up on Part 1 of the Nutanix and Mellanox Series, I’m going to dive deeper into the Nutanix network configuration for use with the Mellanox SX1012. Nutanix Network Configuration Following the Nutanix AHV Best…

Deploying Nutanix and Mellanox - Part 1

As I wrote about in the last post that started our journey with Nutanix and Mellanox, we will be testing AHV DR replication for one of our partners while evaluating the use of the Mellanox SX switch platform for a lower cost 10/40Gbe switch. The NX-1050 Block was pre-configured…

Nutanix and Mellanox - A Journey

I’ve been given the opportunity to do some testing with 2 Nutanix blocks and a Mellanox SX1012 switch for one of our customers, who is looking to do some disruptive changes to the platform they deploy their software onto. Background Currently, we partner with this customer to do your…

Cisco UCS VIC 1227 bug with Nexus 9Ks

I ran into an issue recently during an installation at 2 locations, where both locations were using Cisco C220 Servers with the VIC 1227 installed, connecting to Nexus 9372PX switches. Each C220 is configured with 2 2-Port 10Gbe adapter, one being a VIC 1227 and the other being an Intel…

EMC Unity Install

I was fortunate to do my first EMC Unity install today (Unity 300 specifically), and Unity follows the path of the VNXe installation sequence, pretty easy. This blog post is about as short as the Unity install is 🙂 Initializing the Unity array uses the ‘same’Connection Utility that the VNXe…

Week Wrap-up, vExpert and Home Again…

What a week we’ve had, and really I mean Yesterday! Finally home after a 3rd straight week in NY doing some fun installs for one of our partners. Being home in SC in the summer always feels good. Like being in an oven good. We started off the morning…