Nutanix on HPE Proliant Best Practices

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Nutanix on HPE ® ProLiant ® Appendix | 19 Appendix Best Practice Checklist General Best Practices • For HPE ProLiant DL general-purpose servers, refer to the Nutanix HPE ProLiant HCL to find a complete set of compatible hardware, firmware, and software to use in a Nutanix on HPE ProLiant deployment. ⁃ Contact Nutanix Support before using firmware versions not on the HCL. • Upgrade firmware versions. ⁃ Nutanix recommends using Nutanix LCM, which is cluster aware. ⁃ If using HPE utilities such as SUM, ensure that you shut down no more than one Nutanix node at any given time. • Perform hypervisor and AOS upgrades through Prism. • For HPE ProLiant DX integrated systems, expand a Nutanix cluster by connecting the new HPE ProLiant DX node to the network and using Prism. • For HPE ProLiant DL general-purpose servers, expand the Nutanix cluster using a two-step process: ⁃ Image the node using a Foundation VM. ⁃ Add the new node through Prism. • Replace nodes using the node removal and node addition processes. Common Networking Best Practices • Allow IPv6 multicast traffic between nodes. • Place CVM network adapters in the same subnet and broadcast domain as the hypervisor management network adapter. ⁃ Placing the iLO in this same network is optional but can simplify network design. • Place the Nutanix CVM adapter and hypervisor host adapters in the native or default untagged VLAN. • In ESXi, create a port group for all CVMs that prefers the same ToR switch.

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