are there VMTurbo experience with Nutanix?
Yes, we have several customers running VMTurbo on a Nutanix based virtual infrastructure and it is working great.
I actually had a couple of conversations with Nutanix developers and engineers and we have a couple of ideas on how we can better control the virtual infrastructure and the Nutanix infrastructure building on the functionality that Nutanix already provides and the APIs they expose.
Would you be able available for a conversation to discuss further?
I don't know if I can give input in a discussion because he just had a presentation on nutanix.
For me it's interessting how VMTurbo will manage/recognize the nutanix environment (spezial the NFS Part to see where the VM slices are if a Monster VM is bigger than the local Host-Diskspace).
We just had a presentation on Nutanix yesterday and would be very interested in what you find out. These hybrid systems are quite compelling.
We also had this week a presentation on nutanix. Maybe we go into a PoC soon ;-)
I have a Nutanix Environment and VMTurbo too.If you need any help or need I post some pics from the things you need. Please write me.
Hi sdelgado, hi endre.sara
Before we go into a PoC with Nutanix I have some questions.
- What vSphere Version is running?
- Are vSwitch or Distributed vSwitch/Cisco N1k used?
- Do we need a special VMTurbo Config (Policy->Analysis ...Storage Settings)?
- What can we see in the Supply Chain?
- What is currently our automation level for the nutanix environment (only vMotion or more)?
- Is the Network Control Module usefull?
- How can the Appliance help troubleshooting is this "special" Nutanix world (NFS, etc.)
What is the biggest benefit to use the VMTurbo Appliance with Nutanix (exept the performance recommendations).
Some of your questions are probably more officially answered by Nutanix, but my understanding is that Nutanix is supported with every version of vSphere/ESX (6.0, 5.5 for all Nutanix platforms and 5.1 for NX 3000 in addition).
My understanding is that you can use a VDS (VMware or Cisco Nexus 1000v) in a Nutanix environment, you only need to keep the standard switch for the NFS traffic.
There are no special VMTurbo configuration you need to apply. Since the controller VMs are running on local storage, they wont move and rest of the VMs are going to run the single shared NFS datastore, you should not need any other settings. This is as far as our current joint customers are using it. As far as future functionality, we can discuss offline.
Our current joint customers automate vmotions in a nutanix environment.
The network control module's value is independent of the compute/storage or hyperconverged hardware. It would work on Nutanix (with VDS or Nexus or other software/hardware switch configuration). You are welcome to try it with or prior to Nutanix.
Regarding troubleshooting the Nutanix world, lets discuss more specifically what you mean. Troubleshooting assumes you already have a problem. Our aim (as always) is to prevent problems, which is what we are going to with Nutanix as well.
In fact, I think our biggest benefit with Nutanix is to prevent problems (not just performance recommendations).
Hi Rene and Endre,
About vSphere versions are supported 5.0; 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0.I have deployed Nutanix Clustera from vSphere 5.0 version, however you have to keep in mind that the last version supported from 5.0 is 5.0 update 3 and it varies but the NOS version you are running. it could be different version from Vmware suported. Below appears from the last NOS version 4.1
About newtworking I share with you a doc, where appears the best practices for vSphere Networking. You can configure it with standard Switches and distributed switches. Here in Spain, our biggest cluster is 8-node cluster and it is configured with standard switches and works properly. The main point in networking in Nutanix is the need to use ultra low latency switches because each write is copied to other node but this data aren't so big but need that ACK are very fast. we usually deploy Arista Switches.
The link are available for 14 days
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Hope this helps.
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