Visio by DBPTB: Official Nutanix G7 Visio Stencil

Nutanix is refreshing their appliances to G7 generation hardware which will eventually replace G6 generation hardware. Transition is done in phases, first platforms to get G7 refresh are already released multi-node models NX-1065-G7, NX-3060-G7 and NX-8035-G7, followed by single-node models NX-3155G-G7, NX-8155-G7. Additionally single node NX-8150-G7 reappears in the model lineup.

The fate of remaining G6 platforms NX-1175S-G6, NX-3170-G6 and NX-5155-G6 has not been released yet. I would expect them to be updated in some form or other, but you never know until they are released, some might be dropped or altered. If these models are crucial to your future Nutanix projects, please check the availability and specifications for G7 variants from your local Nutanix Rep.

The official Nutanix stencils will be updated following new hardware releases. The latest stencil package can be found from Visiocafe. The initial update will include new NX-1065-G7, NX-3060-G7 and NX-8035-G7 shapes, more shapes will be released as time goes on. This stencil release also includes fixes for some scaling issues, namely using Nutanix shapes with Viso “No Scale” page settings or Visio “Blank drawing” templates.

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Visio by DPTPB: Official Nutanix G6 Visio Stencils

Nutanix has released a new version of their official Visio stencil set for current G6 generation hardware at visiocafe.com

In the past I’ve been quite vocal about the lack of quality with Nutanix Visio stencils. So how does their latest stencil set look like?

Stellar, please read on ūüôā

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Visio by DPTPB: Nutanix stencil G6 (Skylake) update, Vol3

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Now that it is holiday season and business has somewhat slowed down, I have time to update BPTPB Nutanix Visio stencil collection with new G6 generation hardware shapes.

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Visio by DPTPB: Nutanix stencil G6 (Skylake) update, Vol2

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Generation 6 (G6) Hardware for NX-1065 and NX-8035

Last week Nutanix published more info on G6 hardware NX-1065-G6 and NX-8035-G6. Support Portal NIC replacement instructions (requires login) contains detailed information on various NIC options and also front and rear view drawings of the new G6 hardware.

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Visio by DPTPB: Nutanix stencil G6 (Skylake) update

Block NX-3460-G6 IPMI

Nutanix¬†seems to have done a soft launch for the next generation G6 hardware. I haven’t seen much marketing around this, but some information is already trickling down. For example HW specifications of G6 platform are already available at Nutanix website.

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Visio by DPTPB: Nutanix stencils (V2)

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

Executive Summary

  • Completely rebuilt/redesigned DPTPB Nutanix Visio stencil
  • Bye-bye for original Nutanix rear view shapes
    • I was never a fan¬†of the original raster image based Nutanix shapes
    • So I made my own modular vector image based Nutanix rear view shapes
  • All rear view Nutanix DPTPB Visio shapes come now with connection points for easier shape placement
  • Separate NIC shapes
  • Data is now within top-level shapes
    • Like with all new style DPTPB shapes
    • Easier to access “Shape Data” window by clicking top-level shape
      • Not really a problem with Nutanix shapes, but was a major source of frustration with switch shapes
      • Now both Nutanix and Switch shapes behave similarly
    • Both front and rear view shapes

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Visio by DPTPB: Back to Drawing Board

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

This release is geared more towards ease of use of existing DPTPB Visio¬†stencils rather than releasing many new shapes. There are some visual improvements, especially with Nutanix stencil, no more blurry¬†raster based shapes, I’ve built my own vector-based Nutanix shapes.

It may look like much haven’t changed,¬†but the changes are quite dramatic under the hood. I’ve changed the way DPTPB Visio shapes¬†are used and built, both for easier usage and shape maintenance. This took quite a lot of work,¬†in fact so much work that I don’t simply have enough time on my hands to update all my stencils¬†to new style in one go.

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