Nutanix X-Small Prism Central

Nutanix has released AOS 6.8 (Link) and Prism Central 2024.1(Link). With this new release there is a new option to deploy a “X-Small” Prism Central instance. This small deployment is for the following environments: As you can see in the screenshot the resources required are way less the small deployment,…

Nutanix Prism Central Storage Policies

Prism Central allows configuring storage policies for virtual machines, covering settings like Replication Factor, Encryption, Compression, and I/O Performance. These policies can override container settings and are assigned to categories linked with virtual machines. The blog demonstrates limiting IOPS in a test VM to illustrate the impact of such policies,…

Nutanix Cluster Expansion on ESX

I needed to expand a cluster running Nutanix on ESX. There is a cluster expansion guide available from Nutanix which can be found here: But I want to show the steps involved doing this. 😉 After racking and stacking the new nodes make sure they are connected to switch…

Single Sign On Nutanix Prism Central

This post provides a guide on setting up Prism Central (2023.4) to integrate with Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) for Single Sign-On (SSO) using SAML. It outlines the steps to configure SAML authentication by downloading metadata from Prism Central, creating a custom application in Microsoft Entra, assigning users or groups,…

Repurpose old Nutanix hardware

Revive old Nutanix clusters by installing Nutanix Community Edition. Document all node IP addresses and ensure proper switch connection. Use a bootable USB with MBR scheme or mount the CE installer ISO via IPMI. Select the correct disks matching the CE requirements and input the proper IP configurations during installation.

Nutanix Erasure Coding Example

Erasure Coding in a 4-node Nutanix cluster provided a 25% data reduction in the author’s lab by efficiently shrinking ‘write-cold’ data using storage optimization. Testing with virtual machines.

Single Node Cluster with Replication Factor 2

The post describes setting up Replication Factor 2 on a single-node cluster running Community Edition. After installing CE on a VM with specific disk configurations, a new cluster is created with the desired redundancy factor. The post concludes with a positive impression of the results in Prism Element.

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top