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Nutanix Acropolis AOS Pros and Cons

Nutanix Acropolis AOS Pros

CTO Enterprise Cloud at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.
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Associate Engineer at Secure Meters Limited
I definitely find the reduced power consumption very valuable. Another aspect I really like, when one compares Citrix to VMware, is the interface where you talk directly to your VM from the present software.
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Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
The most valuable feature is the integration of all parts in Prism Element, the browser-based management tool.
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AB
Manager, Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
One of the most valuable features is that it can be applied at any scale.
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JB
Consulting Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Everything is core centralized on the UI.
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Systems Administrator at U.S. Naval War College
One-Click Upgrade and Foundation is the most valuable feature. One-Click Upgrade makes upgrades and LCM a breeze. Prior to Nutanix One-Click Upgrade, upgrades and LCM were overly cumbersome and time-consuming. Foundation provides an easy, yet very structured, approach to cluster modification (adding or removing nodes).
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Chief IT Engineer at a cloud provider with 10,001+ employees
We really love the Lifecycle manager and one-click upgrades.
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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is 100% stable. It's the most stable infrastructure that we have.
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AN
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd
There are a lot of features in Nutanix that are different from other hyper-converged solutions, such as site-to-site replication. VM-based site-to-site replication is bundled with the software licensing. For the DR, it has the availability groups, which is one of the key features that Nutanix provides.
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Sr. Systems Administrator at Enercare
The virtualization environment is now much easier to manage and maintain, there is only one vendor to call in case of issues and one single console to manage everything.
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Nutanix Acropolis AOS Cons

CTO Enterprise Cloud at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.
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Associate Engineer at Secure Meters Limited
As of now, Acropolis and VMware cannot talk to each other. Until we have some kind of interface, it would be much better for Nutanix if they built an interface that can talk. Otherwise, if I have a VMware stack and I already have a Nutanix stack, I can create containers, I create clusters on VMware, I create clusters on Nutanix.
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Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
I would enjoy an advanced mode where experienced users can leverage their knowledge to do advanced things currently only allowed using the command line tools on the CVM.
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Learn what your peers think about Nutanix Acropolis AOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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AB
Manager, Operations at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Some clients find the solution's cost to be too high.
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JB
Consulting Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Could have better visibility with the main OEM backup integrators.
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Systems Administrator at U.S. Naval War College
The One-Click Upgrade process could/should offer the ability to integrate with 3rd party drivers. For example, we use NVIDIA Grid graphics cards. It would be amazing if, during the One-Click Upgrade process, we could "slipstream" additional VIB drivers for ESXi into the upgrade process.
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Chief IT Engineer at a cloud provider with 10,001+ employees
There is a lot of functionality in Prism Central, but sometimes you want to see those features in Prism Element.
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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There is room to enhance the micro-segmentation.
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AN
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd
The only problem is that not many operating systems are supported on the AOS hypervisor. They need to probably increase the support on multiple operating systems. As of now, a very limited number of operating systems and patch levels are supported on AOS.
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Sr. Systems Administrator at Enercare
I think some of the tasks that must be done using CLI could be added to the web interface.
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Learn what your peers think about Nutanix Acropolis AOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.