Relating Storage Capacity between Nutanix Prism and vCenter Server and Tying to Storage Capacity Management

I have been asked recently, why the numbers for total Storage capacity seen in vCenter Server not match reality? Specifically the numbers for Free and Capacity are much more than there really is. Allow me to attempt to help explain this. The short answer to this is because vCenter Server and ESXi, natively do not… Read More »

Virtualisation Hypervisor Network Load Balancing Options

This is a common scenario that comes up when discussing resilient network design and implementation between servers and switches. For this we need to have the system and network folks together in the room. More often than not, especially in large organisations, these folks are experts within their domain, but little cross domain knowledge. I’m… Read More »

Relating Intel CPU Generations and Various Models across different Nutanix Platforms

In case you are in the same situation as me, trying to match across an expanding list of hardware qualified to run Nutanix and which CPU generations they contain, here’s a table I put together. It’s not a complete list, but it’s a start with the most common models I have personally encountered. Happy to… Read More »

Tune PCoIP for LAN like picture quality over WAN

This is a question that was posed to me recently, it’s an unusual but valid scenario which I feel is worthy of sharing. This is a Horizon View virtual desktop use case where the virtual desktop is hosted in Singapore, and the users are located overseas. In this situation they were in China and Korea,… Read More »

Horizon View – Session Timeout Changes in 6.x

Here’s something that changed in Horizon View 6.x that we have noticed recently. This particularly affects Zero Client users more, or more specifically clients that are not able to report client activity (if the keyboard and mouse are in use). This came about because of how the clients have changed since 3.0. To a View 5.x… Read More »

Private VLANs with Distributed vSwitch & Extreme Networks Switches

I came across this just this week working with on a virtual desktop deployment. One of the requirements is to disallow virtual desktops in the same subnet to talk to each other. The most efficient way to do this was to make use of Private VLANs and put the desktops in an Isolated PVLAN. It… Read More »