October 2014 archive

Nutanix 4.1 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 3

Couple weeks ago I published the first and second parts of a multi-month announcement for NOS 4.1; this is the third part of the announcement. If you missed the first two parts you can read it at Nutanix 4.1 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 1 and Nutanix 4.1 Features Overview (Beyond Marketing) – Part 2. …

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How to Fingerprint existing VMDK/VHD/RAW for De-duplication on Nutanix

In my article How to enable Nutanix De-duplication per VMDK/VHD/RAW I explained how to enable or disable de-duplication and fingerprinting-on-write for individual VMDK/VHD or RAW vdisks via nCLI. Once de-duplication and fingerprinting-on-write are both enabled for a given vdisk NOS will process every new write with the US Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA1) using native SHA1 optimizations …

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