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Infoblox vNIOS for Nutanix™ AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) is a virtual appliance designed for Nutanix AHV. Infoblox supports the deployment of vNIOS on Nutanix AHV 5.11 and Nutanix AHV 5.15. The supported NIOS, Nutanix, and AHV versions are as follows:

NIOS Version

Nutanix AOS Version

Hypervisor

8.5.05.11

AHV 20170830.270

8.5.1 and later5.15 LTS

AHV 20170830.395

The virtual appliance enables you to deploy large, robust, manageable, and cost-effective Infoblox grids. For information about Infoblox grids, refer to the NIOS 8.5 online documentation. The NIOS virtual appliance for Nutanix functions as a hardware virtual machine guest on the Linux system. It provides integrated, secure, and easy-to-manage DNS (Domain Name System), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), and IPAM (IP address management) services and also provides a framework for integrating all components of the modular Infoblox solution. Additionally, vNIOS also provides TFTP, HTTP, and FTP file transfer services.

In a Nutanix cluster, a node is a fundamental unit. Each node in the cluster runs a standard hypervisor such as AHV and contains processors, memory, and local storage (such as SSDs and hard disks). Nutanix nodes with AHV include a distributed VM management service that is responsible for storing VM configuration, making scheduling decisions, and exposing a management interface. You can control and manage the Nutanix nodes using a Nutanix web console called Prism. For detailed information about using Prism, see Prism Central Guide at https://portal.nutanix.com. The Prism Central Guide is also accessible from the help link in the Nutanix web console.

NIOS virtual appliances can be configured as an HA pair, a Grid master, a Grid master candidate, or as a Grid member.

Note

To maintain high performance on your NIOS virtual appliances and to avoid not having enough resources to service all the NIOS virtual appliances, do not oversubscribe physical resources on the virtualization host. Required memory, CPU, and disk resources must be adequately allocated for each NIOS virtual appliance that is running on the virtualization host.

The following table lists the NIOS virtual appliances that support Nutanix AHV.

vNIOS Models for Nutanix AHV


Trinzic Series Virtual Appliances

Overall Disk (GB)

Number of CPU Cores

Memory Allocation

Supported as Grid Master and Grid Master Candidate

IB-V815

250

2

16 GB

Yes

IB-V825

250

2

16 GB

Yes

IB-V1415

250

4

32 GB

Yes

IB-V1425

250

4

32 GB

Yes

IB-V2215250864 GBYes
IB-V2225250864 GBYes
IB-V5005User defined reporting storageUser definedUser definedNo

Cloud Platform Virtual Appliances

Overall Disk (GB)

Number of CPU Cores

Memory Allocation

Supported as Grid Master and Grid Master Candidate

CP-V805250216 GBNo
CP-V1405250432 GBNo
CP-V2205250864 GBNo

Network Insight Virtual Appliances

Overall Disk (GB)

Number of CPU Cores

Memory Allocation

Supported as Grid Master and Grid Master Candidate

ND-V1405500432 GBNo

Known Limitations

The known limitations of NIOS virtual appliance for Nutanix AHV are as follows:

  • vADP and vDCA are not supported by the virtual appliance.
  • Among all of Nutanix products, NIOS virtual appliance can be deployed only on Nutanix AHVs.
  • vDiscovery of Nutanix resources is currently not supported by the virtual appliance.


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