Nutanix: The Big Picture

Nutanix is a leading vendor in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) space. This course will provide you with an overview of its architecture, features, and additional capabilities beyond HCI.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 31, 2018
Duration
2h 12m
Table of contents
Challenges with Traditional Architectures
Exploring Nutanix’s Core Components
Capabilities of the Distributed Storage Fabric
Managing a Nutanix Platform
Expanding Beyond HCI
Choosing the Correct Hardware, Licensing, and Support Model
Course Overview
Evaluating the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 31, 2018
Duration
2h 12m
Description

Over the last few years, Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions have gone from being a niche concept to a focus area for many infrastructure vendors. Nutanix is a pioneering vendor in this space, but how does it work, what is different about its architecture, and why should you care? In this course, Nutanix: The Big Picture, you’ll learn the challenges that Nutanix was created to solve before. First, you'll delve into how Nutanix implements its version of HCI. Next, you’ll explore how easy it is to operate and how Nutanix is much more than an HCI platform. Finally, you’ll discover the Nutanix AHV hypervisor and understand what the potential benefits are, as well as some things you need to consider. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll not only understand how Nutanix works and what’s unique about it, you'll also know if it’s the right choice for you or your organization.

About the author
About the author

Peter is a technology enthusiast and has been immersed in IT ever since his days of programming 'Basic' on the Commodore 64. He has 20 years of professional experience supporting or architecting large and complex infrastructure environments for companies including Microsoft and various investment banks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Peter Grant, and welcome to my course, Nutanix: The Big Picture. Over the last several years, I've worked with multiple hyperconverged solutions, and I'm currently a systems engineer at Nutanix. Nutanix is one of the pioneers of hyperconverged infrastructure and got the top spot this year in Gartner's first hyperconverged Magic Quadrant. This course will introduce you to the Nutanix platform and its core capabilities. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the problems Nutanix was designed to solve, the core components and architecture, an overview of the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, as well as some of the other non-HCI features, some of which might surprise you. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of the Nutanix platform and will have a solid foundation when deciding if Nutanix is a technology that's right for you. Before you start though, you should be familiar with general virtualization concepts. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Nutanix, by watching this Pluralsight course, Nutanix: The Big Picture.