Category: storage

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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How to enable Nutanix De-duplication per VMDK/VHD/RAW

The Nutanix performance tier de-duplication allows the sharing of VM data on premium storage tiers (RAM and SSD). Performance of guest VMs suffers when active data can no longer fit in these premium tiers. Nutanix also provides de-duplication for the capacity tier (HDD) for greater VM density. Nutanix de-duplication is 100% software defined, with no controllers …

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