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Nutanix on AMD Processors

Working in IT can have it's challenges, especially when it comes to hardware compatibility and different operating systems or hypervisors. I ran into an instance recently that I wanted to test out Nutanix on my commodity hardware that runs on the Ryzen platform. My current system is configured as below: Ryzen 7 1800x 32GB of 3200Mhz RAM 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVME AMD Radeon Vega 64 MSI Gaming X 1080ti Good enough specs to run just about any task and do it well enough, especially for home labbing. Right? Well, yes, mostly... Enter hardware compatibility issues... Nutanix has been around for a few years now and is a great solution for HCI . It provides some great tools to really help leverage your own private cloud, while giving you the ability to easily migrate to full cloud solutions like Azure, AWS or Google Cloud. Because AMD only really became serious about computing again recently with their Epyc, Threadripper and Ryzen line of processors, Nutanix really has

About the new site...

This is my first site since an old forum I used to run based on phpBB . This was about 9 years ago. I'd like to start posting articles based around IT and technology once again. I will be firing up my old server to try and retrieve various articles that I had written up on that old forum some time ago. I work heavily with VMware, Citrix - XenServer, Netscaler and XenDesktop. My articles will be based around Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows Server 2008 R2, 2016 Datacenter, Exchange and various other technologies, both free software and closed source solutions that need to be purchased. I get my hands dirty with G Suite, Google Cloud, Office 365 and Azure. I script in PoSH, BASH, Python, Perl and whatever else I can get my hands on. I like configuration management systems like Ansible, well, mostly Ansible and Tower. I specialize in various hardware vendors, from Netgate, Meraki, iXSystems, Tegile, Dell, HP, Ubiquiti and many other vendors and technology providers. I look forward