Nutanix Fan
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 09, 2020

Nutanix Fan

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • Nutanix Prism

Overall Satisfaction with Nutanix AOS

We are using Nutanix AOS as our current HCI. We have recently been phasing out older HP/Dell hardware to be replaced with Nutanix Nodes. On these nodes, we are running virtual servers and virtual desktops to support the mission and users/students of the Naval War College. This gives us the flexibility to expand with increasing demand and provide end-users with remote capability.
  • Cluster management
  • One-click upgrades
  • Single pane of glass
  • Third party driver support for one-click upgrades (example: NVIDIA GRID Drivers).
  • Specific metrics available from within Prism (Example: total IOPS capable not just what has been used).
  • New games (2048 is getting old).
  • Flexibility.
  • Setup a great road map for future use and expansion.
Nutanix support has gone out of its way to make trips to us on-site to provide extra training as per our request for day to day troubleshooting and identifying new better ways to learn the environment.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Nutanix was easy from day one. It was easy to set up, easy to learn. We received the initial setup from support. Since the initial setup, any additional hardware/services we have set up on our own in multiple environments. This was fun and easy and very rewarding.
No noticeable change, other than getting us back to the use of shared storage to take advantage of VMotion capability.
I have never used any other HCI like products
Nutanix has been excellent in every way replacing existing hardware and infrastructure use cases.

Using Nutanix AOS

  • VDI Host Management
  • HCI
  • Storage
  • Consolidation
  • Maintenance
  • File Server
  • Hypervisor Replacement
  • Storage expansion
Ease of use and compatability

Evaluating Nutanix AOS and Competitors

Yes - HP Bladesystem
I wouldn't change anything. Moving to Nutanix was a great choice.

Nutanix AOS Implementation

IPv6 is needed for link local discovery. We do not have IPv6 configured on our network so the easiest way to get our nodes configured and discovered by foundation was to configure the IPv4 addressing within the node prior to trying to discover with foundation.
  • Implemented in-house
  • Third-party professional services
I don't remember
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • Device discovery and switch configuration
  • IPv6 Support

Nutanix AOS Training

  • Online training
  • in-person training
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
The online training was sufficient to get up and running.

Configuring Nutanix AOS

Just right for this type of product
no specific recommendations
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

Nutanix AOS Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Nutanix support went above and beyond to satisfy our request for additional in depth level 2 training in house. Our team loves to dig in deep in troubleshooting.

Using Nutanix AOS

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • One Click Upgrades
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Third party driver Updates - NVIDIA GRID
  • 2048
Everything that Nutanix AOS provides is straight forward and understandable

Nutanix AOS Reliability

We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
We have not had any Nutanix availability issues over the years.

Integrating Nutanix AOS

We have not done any integrations
  • No plans or I cannot think of any
We have not done any integration

Relationship with Nutanix

I was not part of any sales process
I was not part of any sales process
I was not part of any sales process.
I was not part of any sales process.

Upgrading Nutanix AOS