William Beckett

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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Why I started this blog

Just wanted to preface this with a general statement - I am not employed by Nutanix now, nor have I ever been. I realze that most of the posts in this blog will be about the Nutanix platform however this is only because I work with the Nutanix platform on ...
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