One Click Upgrade with NSX (GI) on Nutanix

What’s One Click Upgrade? One of the most pain-point in any infrastructure is the periodic firmware updates to the underlying infrastructure. In addition to being a painful process, this is a very time consuming activity. One of the Coolest feature of Nutanix systems has been 1 Click Upgrade where the entire update process for NOS, NCC, Hypervisor and firmware can be automated. 1 Click update is a non-disruptive process where there is no downtime required and is a completely seamless automatic rolling update process. It also runs set of pre-checks and post-checks to ensure the health status of the cluster and that’s Cool! Note: One Click upgrade for firmware doesn’t work across all hardware OEMs and in some cases is work in progress. What’s NSX Guest Introspection Guest introspection is a service that is deployed from NSX Manager to offload security functions to a dedicated security appliance on each hypervisor host in a VMware environment thereby removing the need for an AV agent within the guest operating system. Using the Guest Introspection driver baked into VMware Tools and a third-party service virtual machine, such as McAfee MOVE, all virtual machines are protected by real-time inspection as soon as they are […]

Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) 2017

2016 has been the Year of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure with so much choices and capabilities from different players towards the customers. Still reminded of the VMworld at San Francisco visiting Simplivty when they were just coming out of stealth and even wondering if this was realistically possible and here i am writing post on Hyper-Convergence as a Nutanix Technology Champion ! What is NTC ? This program recognizes Nutanix and Enterprise Cloud experts for their ongoing and consistent contributions to the community and industry. It also provides them with unique opportunities to further expand their knowledge, amplify their brand, help shape the future of the Enterprise Cloud. Benefits Early access briefings about Nutanix products and announcements Access to private betas and insight into ongoing product development Participation in exclusive meetings with engineering teams Access to discussions on the Nutanix NTC slack channel with internal teams Support of individuals in pursuit of Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) Certification Mentorship for those seeking Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) career development Exclusive guest blogging and speaking opportunities For at least couple of years, I have been following – Simplivty , Nutanix & VSAN on the Hyper-Convergence space along with the advancements that has been happening on each […]