AHV Best Practices Guide 3.0

Best Practices Guide for AHV

AHV Best Practices Guide 3.0

Nutanix AOS 5.0 was released just before the end of 2016. With the new version, also came a new version of AHV. That is why the Best Practices Guide for AHV 3.0 is out. Nutanix Acropolis delivers enterprise-class storage, compute, and virtualization services for any application. For full flexibility, customers have the choice of using VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, or the built-in virtualization capabilities of AHV to run applications on Nutanix.

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform is compute agnostic, providing the flexibility to choose the hypervisor and cloud service combination that suits your needs today, as well as the freedom to move workloads on demand. The native hypervisor for the Nutanix solution is AHV, which lets administrators unbox a Nutanix system and immediately start loading VMs with enterprise-class virtualization capabilities at no extra cost. This document presents an overview of AHV features and offers best practices for integrating these features into a production datacenter. We address such virtualization topics as VM deployment, CPU configuration, oversubscription, high availability, data protection, and live migration. We also make recommendations for such networking topics as VLANs and segmentation, load balancing, and IP address management. Reading this document prepares administrators to architect and deploy a VM environment using AHV.

This document offers best practices for creating new VMs, utilizing clones and snapshots, performing live migration, using disaster recovery, and planning for high availability, all on the native Nutanix hypervisor, AHV. The guide also discusses Nutanix guest tools and the Acropolis dynamic scheduler.

Download the AHV best practices guide for:

  • An overview of AHV features.
  • Networking considerations and best practices.
  • Best practices for VM management on AHV.
  • Networking
  • Virtual Machine High Availability
  • Acropolis Dynamic Scheduler
  • VM Deployment
  • Nutanix Guest Tools
  • VM Data Protection
  • Hypervisor Mobility and Conversion
  • Live Migration
  • CPU Configuration
  • Memory
  • Disks
  • Resource Oversubscription
  • AHV Networking Best Practices Checklist
  • AHV Best Practices Checklist


Click here to download the AHV Best Practices Guide