With the release of full support of XenServer for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform the performance and solutions engineering group has worked hard to create a reference architecture on this topic and I figured to write a blogpost on what Nutanix/Citrix did to make this work. It’s not just a QA thing, it’s been a thighly coupled engineering effort from both sides.
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Another week, another idea comes up to check if I could make it happen with Powershell. I wanted to write a script that checks my current machine catalog and puts VMs that are not in a Nutanix Protection Domain in a PD to make sure that we can protect those VMs using the policies Nutanix offers. Read more
If you’re a more regular reader of my blog you probably have read about Nutanix AHV, the native hypervisor that Nutanix ships. Nutanix AHV is built from the ground up for hyper convergence and that makes it a great hypervisor for desktop virtualisation. This is where the relationship with Citrix and the Citrix Provisioning SDK comes into play.
Last week Magnus Andersson posted a Nutanix AHV VM Reporting script which leverages the internal commandline options to export some basic VM configuration to an excel file. In the same week our team got a question about how to do this based on powershell.
If you read my previous blog post AOS 5.0 released, XenServer TP in full effect! you know that we released AOS 5.0 and with that comes a new version of Nutanix AHV. This new release brings a couple of performance improvements specifically useful for the desktop virtualization use case so this blog will highlight a few of those improvements.
With the release of AOS 5.0 one of the many features we added was the unattended (silent) installation of the Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT). This might seem like something small but for most of us out there automation is king so I took the time to have a quick go to see how easy the install is.