An open platform for virtualization and application mobility
Nutanix Acropolis hyperconverged infrastructure supports customer choice in virtualization solutions including VMware vSphere (ESXi), Microsoft HyperV, Citrix XenServer, and Nutanix AHV. Nutanix AHV is a license-free virtualization solution included with Acropolis that delivers enterprise virtualization ready for a multi-cloud world. With Acropolis and AHV, virtualization is tightly integrated into the Enterprise Cloud OS rather than being layered on as a standalone product that needs to be licensed, deployed and managed separately.
Common tasks such as deploying, cloning and protecting VMs are managed centrally through Nutanix Prism, rather than utilizing disparate products and policies in a piecemeal strategy.
AHV: A VIRTUALIZATION SOLUTION FOR THE ENTERPRISE CLOUD
Hypervisor software licensing can be a significant portion of the IT infrastructure spend. Are you getting value from that spend? Nutanix AHV is an enterprise-class virtualization solution included with the Acropolis Enterprise Cloud OS with no additional software components to license, install or manage.
Nutanix AHV is an enterprise-class virtualization solution included with the Acropolis Enterprise Cloud OS, with no additional software components to license, install or manage.
AHV starts with proven open-source technology and combines an enhanced data path for optimal performance, security hardening, Flow network virtualization, and complete management features to deliver a powerful, leaner virtualization stack with no software bloat, no costly shelfware, and lower virtualization costs.
Create, delete, update, power, pause/resume, snapshot, clone VMs, access via remote console
Convert and upload disk / ISO images to a Nutanix cluster
Determine initial placement of virtual machines based on CPU and memory availability
Migrate VMs across hosts in a Nutanix cluster with zero downtime
Migrate VMs between virtual environments running different hypervisors easily
Automated High Availability
Automatically restart VMs on healthy nodes in case of a node failure
Converged Backup and Disaster Recovery
Create on-cluster local snapshots and/or replicate to remote cluster for backup and DR
Monitor and report key metrics for both VMs and the infrastructure (hypervisor, physical nodes)
Data Path Optimization
Enhanced IO data path providing superior network and storage performance that is ready for next generation hardware
Native distributed virtual networking with IP address management, comprehensive visibility from VMs to the Top of Rack, and application-centric security from Flow microsegmentation
Non-disruptively upgrade AOS, virtualization, and firmware
The Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric (ADSF) contains technology that allows applications and data to move freely between runtime environments, giving IT professionals the freedom to choose the best environment to run enterprise applications. This includes a broad range of capabilities for migrating between different environments, including from non-Nutanix infrastructure to Nutanix systems, between Nutanix systems supporting different hypervisors, and between Nutanix and public clouds.
Non-Nutanix to Nutanix
Select the right Nutanix system and deployment configuration to meet the needs of each workload.
Automatically install the hypervisor of your choice on a Nutanix cluster.
Easily migrate virtual machines and databases from legacy virtualization to AHV.
Between Nutanix systems
Cross-Hypervisor Disaster Recovery
Rapidly recover from a site failure by failing over VMs from one site to another location running a completely different hypervisor.
Perform automatic backups of VM-level data from one Nutanix system to another running a different hypervisor.
One-Click Hypervisor Conversion
Switch the hypervisor running on a Nutanix system from VMware vSphere to AHV in minutes with minimal disruption and risk.
Nutanix AHV is extensively tested by Nutanix and our technology partners to ensure that applications and guest operating systems run on the AHV Hypervisor with no change to VMs or impact to performance.
Applications & Technology
Guest Operating Systems
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