Category: storage

Nutanix Hypervisor Cluster Upgrade in 1 Minute

I am currently in Italy as part of an EMEA tour to visit customers, partners and attend Dell FRS in Copenhagen. This is the 3rd night and the jet lag is not yet easing on me – it’s now approximately 4am and I cannot sleep anymore. What to do? – Well, why not upgrade my US-based …

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How to Recover Linked Clone Desktops in a DR Site

Disaster Recovery for Horizon View has always been a hot topic. To this date VMware still doesn’t provide an official methodology to protect virtual desktops. Equally, VMware Site Recovery Manager does not support Linked Clone desktops created by Horizon View Composer. Conversely, Full Clone desktops can be protected using native storage replication or vSphere host-based …

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Linked Clones with Shadow Cloning VS. Full Clones w/ Native VAAI Cloning?

A recent discussion with one of the engineers prompted me to write this article. It’s no secret that one of the most important Nutanix features for VDI deployments is Shadow Clones. Shadow Clones drastically improves VDI performance and end-user experience. I discussed Shadow Clones in the past. However, before explaining how Shadow Clones work let’s recap how …

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