January 2015 archive

How I configured my Nutanix Cluster for Synchronous Replication

Now that NOS 4.1.1 is generally available I decided to make some time to upgrade my two production clusters to the latest release and enable metro cluster availability (synchronous replication). Given that I was already at the job I started ScreenFlow for Mac and recorded the configuration steps for the setup. I have never seen synchronous replication that simple …

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NOS 4.1.1 is Now Available to All Nutanix Customers…

Today Nutanix is releasing the most waited NOS release thus far, and it is available for download and install by all Nutanix customer via the One-Click NOS Upgrade. This release is focused on enhancements for the areas of resiliency, security, disaster recovery, analytics, supportability and management. This is the power of software-defined architectures, running on standard x86 hardware, …

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Nutanix SQL Server Provisioning Using VAAI Clones

Michael Webster (@vcdxnz001) published this video demonstrating how Metadata based cloning via VAAI is now table stakes for any VMware environment. In this demonstration Nutanix provisions and customize SQL Server Database VM’s from Template in minutes. This is very useful for dev, test and cloud environments where you need to provision multiple copies of a standard template. …

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