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. Using VAAI Clones and Compression enables the Nutanix platform to save many TB of capacity, and thus maximizes ROI. The operations below were achieved with a mid range Nutanix 3450 appliance that takes up only 2RU of space and < 1KW of Power.




This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at

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