Unofficial DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio Shapes: Cables & Labels

New Dynamic Cables

In my previous cable stencils I used dedicated cables for every cable speed. This was due to font related limitations with the custom round shapes in each end of the cable shape. As result my older cable stencils had quite a few different cable shapes.

This time I decided to reduce the number of different cable shapes by using a custom round shape in each end of the cable. This custom shape has no filling, i.e the middle part is transparent. With new Dynamic Nutanix shapes you can now label the NIC ports on Nutanix appliances with built-in labels/placeholder shapes indicating the port speed just by few mouse clicks in “Shape Data”.

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Visio by DPTPB: 16G / 32G SAN Switch & ATTO Bridge shape update (V2)

 

April 1, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

Executive Summary

  • All DPTPB SAN switch and ATTO bridges shapes have been updated, using the same design as recently upgraded 10GbE and 1GbE switches. More info on design changes for switch shapes can be found in my blog post: Visio by DPTPB: Update Notes for All Switch stencils.
  • Added Brocade G620 32G FC switch shapes
  • Removed some SAN switch shape variants and all 8GB Atto (6500N) shapes to reduce clutter and make shape maintenance easier.

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Nutanix AHV + Brocade using native VLAN per port

Got one of our Nutanix demo boxes back from the field a while ago and set it up again in our demo lab.

Our lab network is VLAN segmented and the last time I did similar exercise, I had to set Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) to send tagged frames also for management (CVM/Hypevisor) traffic. Instructions for this can be found from Virtual LANs for your Acropolis Hypervisor Virtual Machines. This includes modifying bridge “br0” on all AHV hosts , one AHV host at time. And setting each Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) to use VLAN tagging.

However in the post above Nutanix recommends CVM and Hypervisor traffic to use “untagged” (or native VLAN).

I was wondering whether you could use native VLAN setting for management traffic by modifying switch configuration and skip making changes to AHV hosts and CVMs. It would be much easier especially if you have many AHV hosts. Just log in to your switch and make changes in one place rather than logging into each and every AHV host / CVM separately.

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Visio by DPTPB: 1GbE Management Switch stencil (V2)

March 15, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

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