Enable Capacity Tier Dedupe for a Nutanix Storage Container
Nutanix supports deduplication at two different tiers, the cache tier and the capacity tier. Enabling dedupe at the capacity tier can greatly improve the effective capacity of a Nutanix storage container when there is a large amount of duplicate data blocks. Clusters running full-clone VDI or file services with capacity level dedupe enabled have achieved 5:1 or greater efficiencies, providing a huge amount of effective storage capacity! Capacity tier dedupe is always post-process in Nutanix but the fingerprinting of data blocks is created on write (aka fingerprint-on-write). Check out this video to see how to enable capacity tier deduplication on an already existing Nutanix storage container.