William Beckett

Nutanix Software Only

Nutanix has been speaking openly about a ‘Software Only’ offering for a while now however no one has been able to divulge any information on what the offering will be, how it’ll work with support/maintenance or what hardware could be used with the software only solution. That is, ...
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Prism Central VM has no IP address

Prism Central v5.5.0.2 was recently released so I grabbed the metadata file and the binary to upgrade my existing Prism Central (which was version 5.5). Following the usual steps I take, I downloaded what I needed and uploaded the binary and the metadata file to the ...
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Nutanix Technology Champion

Every year Nutanix opens registrations to their Nutanix Technology Chamption (NTC) program. This program recognizes Nutanix enterprise cloud experts for their ongoing and consistent contributions to the community and industry. Nutanix Technology Champions are Nutanix advocates and technology ambassadors who influence change with practical advice, and bold ideas. It’s ...
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Moving Nutanix to a New Data Center

I recently went through the process of moving our Nutanix cluster to a new Data Center. Usually this sort of activity is what people dread given that traditional 3-tier infrastructure is so large and complex, however seeing as that this is a Nutanix cluster I’m talking about, it was ...
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Curator Scan Status Failing in Prism

I recently moved our Nutanix Cluster to a new Data Center. After I completed the move and brought the Nutanix cluster back online Prism was generating a Critical alert basically telling me that the Curator Scan hadn’t run in the last 24 hours. Here’s the exact alert: I ...
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Moving a Nutanix Block

We recently went through an exercise to move our Nutanix blocks to a new Data center. I wanted to document this process for myself as it is very different to shutting down your regular pizza box server and moving the kit. There is a little more to think about and ...
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Restarting a CVM

In the world of Nutanix, Controller VMs (CVMs) are king. They are key to the whole solution. So when the comes in which you need to restart a node or a CVM you should probably take a little care and don’t properly. You don’t want to have it ...
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Stopping a Nutanix Cluster

Shutdown all guest VMs Logon to a Controller VM via SSH stop the cluster with cluster stop wait for the CVM to report something similar to the below CVM: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Up, ZeusLeader Zeus UP [3167, 3180, 3181, 3182, 3191, 3201] Scavenger UP [3334, 3351, 3352, 3353] ConnectionSplicer ...
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