Category: Nutanix

New Veeam v8 Nutanix Guides Available

Last year I blogged about the creation of Veeam v7 best practice guides for Nutanix plus VMware and Hyper-V. Those guides have been very popular, and helped a number of our customers and SEs. One of the number one compliments of Veeam that I hear from the field is now...

The New High Bar: Nutanix NPX Certification

Today Nutanix is proud to announce their Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) certification. You can read the official press release here. The goal of this certification is to become the most rigorous technical computing qualification in the IT industry. That's saying a lot, given other live performance based certifications that people are going...

Nutanix NOS 1-Click Upgrade

One of the never ending tasks in IT is keeping up with software builds and firmware updates. These are usually a somewhat painful process, may require downtime, and can often get pushed to the back burner of IT life. At Nutanix we recognized that pain point, and starting in NOS...

PEX 2015 VCDX Mock Defense Room

For the past several VMware VCDX defenses Nutanix has been excited to sponsor a mock defense hotel room for the candidates to practice their art. I know when I was going through the defense program having the Nutanix sponsored room in San Francisco at PEX 2014 was a truly invaluable experience...

Nutanix Releases NOS 4.1.1

I am very pleased to announce the latest release of the Nutanix Operating System, NOS 4.1.1, is generally available today. Download your copy today! This release offers rich enterprise capabilities to meet the needs of the most demanding applications and critical infrastructure requirements in the datacenter. Here’s a summary of...

Nutanix coming to VMware PEX 2015

This year I'm pleased to announce that Nutanix is a Gold Sponsor of VMware PEX 2015, in San Francisco. Put on your seat belts, as VMware is going to make a big announcement on Feb 2nd about a new version of their hypervisor portfolio. Lots of great new features, and...

Nutanix Announces All Flash Array

In very exciting news Nutanix announced the industry's first hyperconverged all flash appliance, the NX-9240.  What makes this puppy special? Well it's a 2U appliance which contains two compute nodes, each with 6 SSDs. The SSDs can be either 800GB or the 1.6TB models. This means up to 19.2TB of RAW...

Running IOmeter on Nutanix

Sometimes Nutanix customers or prospective customers will want to perform IOmeter testing to ensure the block is performing up to par. Or maybe they are upgrading to a new NOS release or doing a POC and want to ballpark performance. Performing benchmarks on a Hypeconvered platform like Nutanix is a bit different than the...

Nutanix and Veeam HyperV Best Practices

Earlier this year I had the distinct pleasure of working with Luca Dell'oca (@Dellock6) from Veeam on a Nutanix + Veeam Backup and Replication + VMware vSphere whitepaper. You can check out that post and whitepaper here. Now, just a few months later, we've collaborated on a Nutanix + Veeam + Hyper-V...

Citrix Validated Solution for Nutanix on Hyper-V

Hot off the Citrix presses is a very thorough solution design document, called Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. Whew, that's a quite a mouthful. What is it? It's a document, nearly 100 pages long, detailing how to deploy both Citrix VDI...

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