Nutanix AHV Best Practices

Nutanix Acropolis delivers enterprise-class storage, compute, and virtualization services for any application. For full flexibility, customers have the choice of using VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, or the built-in virtualization capabilities of AHV to run applications on Nutanix. 


This document offers best practices for creating new VMs, utilizing clones and snapshots, performing live migration, using disaster recovery, and planning for high availability, all on the native Nutanix hypervisor, AHV. The guide also discusses Nutanix Guest Tools and the Acropolis dynamic scheduler. 


Download the AHV best practices guide to learn more about: 

  • AHV features 
  • Networking considerations 
  • VM management 
  • Nonuniform Memory Access (NUMA) and user VMs 
  • AHV Turbo technology