Nutanix Hardware Discovery Software Editions

Nutanix Hardware Discovery Software Editions

Chris Farmer Nutanix

Nutanix Hardware Discovery Software Editions

As I said in an earlier post, once I had the list of what is included in a Nutanix Hardware Discovery Software Editions I would post it. So here they are:

Starter Pro Ultimate
Enterprise Storage Cluster Size (Max 12 nodes)

vSphere or Hyper-V

Heterogeneous Clusters

VM-Centre Snapshots & Clones

Data Tiering

Inline Compression

Inline Performance Duplication

Cluster Size (No limit)

vSphere or Hyper-V

Heterogeneous Clusters

VM-Centre Snapshots & Clones

Data Tiering

Inline Compression

Inline Performance Duplication

MapReduce Compression

MapReduce Deduplication

KVM Support

Cluster Size (No limit)

vSphere or Hyper-V

Heterogeneous Clusters

VM-Centre Snapshots & Clones

Data Tiering

Inline Compression

Inline Performance Duplication

MapReduce Compression

MapReduce Deduplication

KVM Support

Infrastructure Resilience Data Path Redundancy

Tunable Redundancy Factor (2)

Data Path Redundancy

Tunable Redundancy
Factor (2 or 3)

Availability Domains

Data Path Redundancy

Tunable Redundancy
Factor ( 2 or 3)

Availability Domains

Data Protection 1-1 Replication &
Disaster recovery

Bi-directional Replication and DR

Online Cluster Grow/Shrink

1-1 Replication &
Disaster recovery

Bi-directional Replication
and DR

Online Cluster Grow/Shrink

VSS Integration

Time Stream

Cloud Connect

1-1 Replication &
Disaster recovery

Bi-directional Replication
and DR

Online Cluster Grow/Shrink

VSS Integration

Time Stream

Cloud Connect

Multiple Site DR

Metro Availability

Security Cluster Shield Cluster Shield
Management & Analytics Prism Element

Pulse

Cluster Health

One-Click Upgrades
(Nutanix OS & Hypervisor)

Prism Element

Pulse

Cluster Health

One-Click Upgrades
(Nutanix OS & Hypervisor)

Prism Central

Rest APIs

Prism Element

Pulse

Cluster Health

One-Click Upgrades
(Nutanix OS & Hypervisor)

Prism Central

Rest APIs

Remainder of the Hardware in the Nutanix Discovery Kit

The Nutanix Discovery Hardware uses two of the lowest specifications of hardware available, but they are more than capable in their own right.

Below is a list of hardware that each Nutanix NX-1020 and NX-1050 contain

NX-1020 NX-1050
Server Compute Single Intel Ivy Bridge
E5-2620V2, 6 Cores / 2.1Ghz
Dual Intel Sandy Bridge
E5-2620, 12 Cores / 2.0Ghz
Storage Capacity 200GB SSD
2 x 1TB HDD
400GB SSD
4 x 1TB HDD
Memory Configurable
32GB or 64GB
Configurable
64GB or 128GB
Network Connections 2 x 1GbE
Optional NIC (add 2 x 1GbE)
1 x 10100 Base-T RJ45
2 x 10GbE
2 x 1GbE
1 x 10100 Base-T RJ45

What software edition would I go for?

Without a doubt, I’d go for the Pro software edition.

Why?

Mainly, it has KVM Hypervisor machine management, this will save $$$s if you don’t already have spare VMware or Hyper-V licensing lingering about.

It does miss the Mulitsite DR features, that allows 1 site to be replicated to many other sites, or many sites to 1 site, but I’m not sure how many people, when dipping their toes into this technology would worry about this feature.

But with the Nutanix Discovery Hardware, the bundles allow you to purchase 2 sets of the NX-1320 or NX-1350 allowing a nice option in compute performance and memory capacity and thus provides an increase in your VM performance, but also DR right off the bat.

What about storage capacity?

Admittedly they are a little low, but to get extra storage capacity, Nutanix a releasing Storage Nodes, that are about 30TB in size, so you can use that protected storage to host extra large volumes.

If you want more information, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

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