AHV Best Practices

Best Practices for AHV

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.

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.

Best Practices for AHV


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