Nutanix CE Refresh with Internal SSD

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten any fresh content on this blog, hopefully I’ll get some content ideas to keep a regular cadence of updates going. While I was updating the cabling on the garage lab, I realized it had been a while…

Nutanix Frame Deployment: Part 1 - The Setup

Updated 5.22.19 Coming back from the Nutanix .Next conference two weeks ago, the biggest announcement that really got me excited as the ability for Nutanix Frame to run in AHV environments.   AHV comes as an additional environment to AWS where Frame started, Azure and Google Cloud, currently in…

Accelerate the migration to Nutanix AHV with Move

If you haven’t taken a close look at the hypervisor from Nutanix, AHV, well you might be missing out on something very valuable – that you already have access to as a Nutanix customer. AHV addresses the majority of the use cases people require with virtualization, and it does…

Rebuild Time: Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 Released!

I love the fact that Nutanix provides a Community Edition for those of us with home labs, I can bring the Enterprise Cloud I so enjoy deploying for customers close to home.    Sure, would I love to have a small NX-1365 in the rack at home, who wouldn’t?…

Nutanix Files for All!

News Flash:   Always wanted to try Nutanix Files (Formerly Acropolis File Services or AFS) but didn’t have the license to do so?  Well now you can!  With 1TB of Files for every AOS Cluster! Nutanix continues to release amazing features and products on their journey of the Enterprise…

Installing Nutanix CE Version 2018.05.01 (5.6) with .iso installer

Nutanix CE Version 5.6 is out, and it’s hot!!! With the release of Nutanix Community Edition version 5.6, Nutanix has also provided a new installation mechanism as an alternative to the previous dd imaging method, now allowing for a .iso installer. Previous CE Installs With previous Nutanix…

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…

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…