Nutanix CE? What are you running?

Discussion in 'Virtualized Computing' started by Outlaw85, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Gawd

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    While searching for the next "opportunity". I've been wanting to get Nutanix CE running in a lab to tinker around and keep learning.

    I know the min physical specs:
    4 cores
    16gb memory
    Intel NIC
    2 drives minimum (1ssd, 1hdd) (max 4 drives)
    +200gb for hot tier
    satadom/8gb usb minimum for os/boot

    I'm wondering if anybody here is running it and what they are using.




    Ideally, I to spec out at least 3 of the same machines/builds. ITX (or even m-ATX) would be cool to build into a single server box but probably cost-prohibitive.

    CPU- L5638 I'm hoping would work. They are older but the price is right and have a couple of extra cores with lower power consumption.
    MEM- Depends on new board. The board I have (S5500bc) now only supports 32gb and 2x L5638. May still work though. Looking at the prices... dang
    NIC- Shouldn't be an issue, I have intel cards and if it's an intel board, I'm hopeful they sourced their own nic's.
    DISKS- Looks like 240gb SSDs are pretty cheap now, this should meet the hot tier requirement. I have a few 1tb hdd's for cold tier.
    OS/BOOT- Like the hot tier, the drives/USB are pretty cheap. not really an issue.

    I had a few vms running in my ESXi lab including plex
     
  2. relapse808

    relapse808 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have not tried CE. I am currently migrating to Nutanix/Ahv from VMware at work and I don't know why anyone would pick Acropolis over VMware.
     
  3. Shockey

    Shockey [H]ard|Gawd

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    $$$$
     
  4. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Gawd

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    ^^^ This

    At my last job, the licensing of VMware was in the millions. AHVs cost is included with the hardware purchase. I haven't gotten to dig into CE or AHV so I can't comment on pros/cons but the cost alone is what makes a company switch, not the supportability by the engineers.
     
  5. relapse808

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    Yeah it was a $ thing. Acropolia has a lot of catching up to do.