Category: storage

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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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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