Unofficial DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio Shapes: NX-1120S-G7 & Minor updates

Nutanix has released a new NX platform, NX-1120S-G7 a while ago. I’ve been waiting for Nutanix to update their official Visio stencils, but Nutanix seems to have lost interest in maintaining their official Visio stencil set.

So I decided to make my own NX-1120S-G7 Visio shape. As there were no original “donor” Visio shapes to be used as a base for the new shapes, I had to “eyeball” the new shapes, so they might not be 100% accurate, but are good enough…

While I was at it, I also made some minor updates to existing shapes, like new supported disk sizes / combinations, new 100GbE NICs and new GPU options.

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Unofficial DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio Shapes: NX-8170-G7 with partially populated NVMe bays

In my earlier post describing NX-8170-G7 and NX-3170-G6 DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio shapes, I was hoping more supported disk layouts for NX-8170-G7:

I am happy to finally see option to have a all-NVMe setup for the most I/O hungry workloads. But it is my sincere hope that Nutanix will add more supported disk layouts for NX-8170-G7. Or at least give us option to partially populate the NX-8170-G7 with NVMe drives.”

It seems that my wish has been granted 🙂 As of AOS 5.18 partial population of NVMe disk bays is now supported. (Only with with AHV, not with ESXi or Hyper-V, not sure why)

Making this update was fairly straightforward. Only one line of code changed, a list containing supported disk configurations for NX-8170-G7. The  dynamic nature of DPTPB shapes took care of the rest.

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Unofficial DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio Shapes: NX-8170-G7 & NX-3170-G6

More in depth notes regarding NX-8170-G7 & NX-3170-G6 Dynamic Visio shapes.

While NX-8170-G7 & NX-3170-G6 front-view shapes are as easy to use any as other dynamic shapes. Mixing NICs and GPUs with NX-3170-G6 rear view shapes has added some complexity.

You might avoid having some headaches by reading this documentation before trying the NX-3170-G6 rear view shapes, if you opt to NOT to use automated placement of NICs/GPUs and decide to place them manually.

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Unofficial DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Visio Shapes: Front & Rear View Shape usage

What are DPTPB Nutanix Dynamic Front and Rear View Shapes?

DTPPB Nutanix Dynamic Front & Rear View Shapes are Nutanix NX appliance product images / shapes in Microsoft Visio format. They are used to make drawings with Microsoft Visio to document and design Nutanix environments. The dynamic shapes are designed to be more user friendly and faster to use than the official (non-dynamic) Nutanix Visio shapes, while at the same time providing capability to make more detailed drawings.

A true win-win-win value proposition, easier-faster-better…

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