October 2014 archive

Nutanix SCOM Management Pack Demo Video

I previously provided an overview of the new Microsoft System Center integration with Nutanix via SCOM and SCVMM (here). Nutanix 4.1 offers a single pane of glass management for Microsoft datacenter environments with full support for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). The integration into the Microsoft stack is deep and the first piece I want to talk about is …

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All Nutanix 4.1 Features Overview in One Page (Beyond Marketing)

Nutanix announced recently NOS 4.1. This release is mostly focused on enhancements for the areas of resiliency, security, disaster recovery, analytics, supportability and management. However, even being a ‘dot’ release, NOS 4.1 delivers very important features, and in my option this version has enough meat to actually even be considered a major release. It’s been only …

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How to Size Nutanix Capacity… the Unofficial Calculator!

A frequent question I get is related to Nutanix capacity sizing. Sizing Nutanix is not complicated and Steven Poitras did an excellent job explaining the process at The Nutanix Bible (here). However, as the Nutanix cluster grows overtime and different HDD/SSD capacities are introduced, the calculation starts to get a little bit trickier; specially when …

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