DEFEND YOUR CLUSTER!
Your Nutanix Cluster is under attack by a rogue troop of data munching monkeys! Build towers and place Nutanix Data Protection Powers to stop them from reaching your cluster and stealing your precious data!

How to Play:
- Place Towers and Data Protection Powers in strategic locations on the map.
- Towers and Powers automatically engage to capture the enemy and protect your Nutanix cluster.
- Individual bananas represent a VM’s data.
- Data Protection Powers protect your cluster from data loss!
- Earn money for every monkey captured, and lose data when a monkey makes it to your cluster!
- Finish a round to unlock new Towers and Powers.
- Use earned money to purchase and place new Towers and Powers.
- Use the Towers and Powers menu to learn more about your Towers and Powers.
- Keep your cluster standing for all ten rounds to win!

Drag to move the camera around the map. Click to build.

Main Menu
Welcome to Cluster Defense!
Your Nutanix Cluster is under attack by a rogue troop of data munching monkeys! Build towers to stop the barrel of monkeys from reaching your cluster and stealing your precious data (bananas).

How to Play:

1. Place towers in strategic locations

2. Towers automatically engage to capture the enemy

3. Earn money for every monkey captured

4. Finish a round without losing any data to unlock a new data protection tower or feature

5. Use earned money to purchase and activate new towers and features

Complete all ten rounds without dying to win the game.
Start Round
Round 1!
Rock Towers represent rackspace. These towers are slow but extremely powerful. $150/ea.

Click the rack icon on the right to buy one, then place it on the battlefield.

Drag to move the camera around the map. Click to build. Capture monkeys for more money.


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Round 2!
Lightning towers represent UPSs (Uninterruptible Power Supplies).

These towers are lightning fast but very weak. $200/ea.
Start Round
Round 3!
Ice towers represent cooling.

These towers slow down the monkeys, but don't do much damage. $100/ea.
Start Round
DEMO VERSION
Thank you for playing the demo version of Nutanix Cluster Defense!

Sign up for the Nutanix Administration Course to play the full version of the game:

www.nutanix.com/company/education/
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Round 4!
Uh-Oh! There’s a rogue gorilla on the loose and your data is still unprotected.

Good thing you’ve unlocked a Nutanix Protection Domain Power! $300/ea.
Start Round
WOOT!
You configured your cluster with a Protection Domain, which is the first step in defending your cluster against unexpected data loss!
There are two types of protection domains:

Async DR Protection Domain: A standard protection domain is a defined group of VMs that are backed up locally on a cluster and optionally replicated to one or more remote sites. This type of protection domain uses asynchronous data replication to create snapshots. Protection domain names must be unique across sites. A VM can be in at most one protection domain. A protection domain on a cluster is in one of two modes: Active: Manages live VMs; makes, replicates, and expires snapshots. Inactive: Receives snapshots from a remote cluster.

Metro Availability Protection Domain: A metro availability protection domain consists of a specified (active) container in the local cluster linked to a (standby) container with the same name on a remote site in which synchronous data replication occurs when metro availability is enabled.

Learn more about Nutanix protection domains here.

Twitter "Learning Nutanix Data Protection at www.nutanixclusterdefense.com. I beat the rogue Gorilla! #clusterdefense @nutanix @nutanixEDU"
Let's keep going!
Next Round
SORRY!
You defended your Nutanix cluster like a chimp and you compromised your cluster. Applying a Nutanix Protection Domain to your cluster is the first step in defending it against unexpected data loss.
There are two types of protection domains:

Async DR Protection Domain: A standard protection domain is a defined group of VMs that are backed up locally on a cluster and optionally replicated to one or more remote sites. This type of protection domain uses asynchronous data replication to create snapshots. Protection domain names must be unique across sites. A VM can be in at most one protection domain. A protection domain on a cluster is in one of two modes: Active: Manages live VMs; makes, replicates, and expires snapshots. Inactive: Receives snapshots from a remote cluster.

Metro Availability Protection Domain: A metro availability protection domain consists of a specified (active) container in the local cluster linked to a (standby) container with the same name on a remote site in which synchronous data replication occurs when metro availability is enabled.

Learn more about Nutanix protection domains here.
Try Again!
Game Over
Round 5!
You’ve unlocked a Nutanix Consistency Group Power! This is a subset of VMs in a protection domain. Think of it as a way to bunch your bananas. $200/ea.
A consistency group is a subset of VMs in a protection domain. (Consistency groups are configured when creating a protection domain.) All VMs within a consistency group for that protection domain will be snapshotted in a crash-consistent manner. For all VMs in a consistency group, a snapshot creates one snapshot for all VMs in the group.
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Round 6!
Round 6! You've unlocked the ability to take Snapshots of your data! $200/ea.
A snapshot is read-only copy of the state and data of a VM at a point in time.

Learn more about snapshots here.
Start Round
Round 7!
You've unlocked a Nutanix Time Stream Power. Use it to make a series of snapshots. $400/ea.
A Nutanix Time Stream is a set of snapshots that are stored on the same cluster as the source VM.
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Round 8!
You’ve made it to round 8 and you’ve unlocked a Remote Site Power! Click the Remote Site Power to create a new backup cluster! $500/ea.
A remote site is a separate cluster used as a target location to replicate backed up data. You can configure one or more remote sites for a cluster. Remote Sites can be created on a Physical Cluster or on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Learn more about remote sites here:

Two videos: Part 1 Part 2
Start Round
WOOT!
You configured a Remote Site, which allows you to replicate your data to an offsite target and protect your cluster from unexpected data loss!
Learn more about remote sites here:

Two videos: Part 1 Part 2
Let's keep going!
Next Round
SORRY!
You defended your Nutanix cluster like a chimp and you compromised your cluster.
Configuring a Remote Site will allow you to replicate your data to an offsite target, which will further protect your cluster against unexpected data loss.

Learn more about remote sites here:

Two videos: Part 1 Part 2
Try Again!
Game Over
Level 9!
You've unlocked a Replication Power! Use it to replicate your primary cluster data to your remote site! $100/ea.
Replication is the process of asynchronously copying snapshots from one cluster to one or more remote sites. Nutanix supports several replication scenarios.
Start Round
WOOT!!
You configured a Remote Site, which allows you to replicate your data to an offsite target and protect your cluster from unexpected data loss!
Learn more about remote sites here: Part 1, Part 2.

Twitter "Learning Nutanix Data Protection at www.nutanixclusterdefense.com. My business survived an earthquake with Replication Powers! #clusterdefense @Nutanix"
Try Again!
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SORRY!!
You defended your Nutanix cluster like a chimp and you compromised your cluster.
Configuring a Remote Site will allow you to replicate your data to an offsite target, which will further protect your cluster against unexpected data loss.

Learn more about remote sites here:

Two videos: Part 1 Part 2
Try Again!
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Uh-Oh!!
A natural disaster has taken down your primary site, but you replicated your data to your Remote Site just in time! Nutanix Data Protection saved the day!
Continue
Uh-Oh!!
A natural disaster has destroyed your primary site, and you've lost all of your data. Next time, make sure to replicate your data to a Remote Site!
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Final Round!
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final round and unlocked a Nutanix Cluster Shield Power! To win, you must withstand an attack by a one-of-a-kind enemy! $100/ea.
Cluster Shield allows administrators to restrict access to a Nutanix cluster in security-conscious environments.
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CONGRATULATIONS!
You defended your Nutanix cluster like an All-Star and beat the game!

Click the Twitter button to share your victory:
Twitter "Learning about Nutanix Data Protection at www.nutanixclusterdefense.com. Nutanix Cluster Shield Power FTW! #clusterdefense @nutanix"
Summary
SORRY!
You defended your Nutanix cluster like a chimp and your data was compromised. Try Again!
Game Over
Nutanix Data Protection (Cluster Defense!) Summary
The Nutanix Operating System (NOS) provides a natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity. These capabilities can be employed in two use cases: Time Stream, where snapshots are stored on the same cluster as the source VM, and site-to-site replication, where snapshots are replicated asynchronously from one cluster to another. Learn More.

The Nutanix Data Protection concepts learned in the Cluster Defense game will help you defend your cluster from real-world data loss events. To summarize:
Nutanix Protection Domain: There are two types of protection domains, Aync DR and Metro Availability. A standard protection domain, or Async DR, is a defined group of VMs that are backed up locally on a cluster and optionally replicated to one or more remote sites. This type of protection domain uses asynchronous data replication to create snapshots. A metro availability protection domain consists of an active container in the local cluster linked to a standby container with the same name on a remote site in which synchronous data replication occurs when metro availability is enabled. Learn More.
Consistency Group: A consistency group is a subset of VMs in a protection domain. (Consistency groups are configured when creating a protection domain.) All VMs within a consistency group for that protection domain will be snapshotted in a crash-consistent manner. For all VMs in a consistency group, a snapshot creates one snapshot for all VMs in the group.
Snapshot: A snapshot is read-only copy of the state and data of a VM at a point in time. Learn More.
Time Stream: A time stream is a set of snapshots that are stored on the same cluster as the source VM.
Nutanix Remote Site: A remote site is a separate cluster used as a target location to replicate backed up data. You can configure one or more remote sites for a cluster. Remote Sites can be created on a Physical Cluster or on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Learn More: Part 1, Part 2.
Replication: Replication is the process of asynchronously copying snapshots from one cluster to one or more remote sites. Nutanix supports several replication scenarios. Learn More.
Nutanix Cluster Shield: Cluster Shield allows administrators to restrict access to a Nutanix cluster in security-conscious environments, such as government facilities and healthcare provider systems. Cluster Shield disables interactive shell logins automatically, reducing the risk of unauthorized access to Nutanix system management facilities.
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Towers and Powers
Rock Towers represent rackspace.

These towers are slow but extremely powerful.
Lightning towers represent UPSs.

These towers are lightning fast but very weak.
Ice towers represent cooling.

These towers slow monkeys down but don't do much damage.
There are two types of protection domains, Aync DR and Metro Availability.

A standard protection domain, or Async DR, is a defined group of VMs that are backed up locally on a cluster and optionally replicated to one or more remote sites. This type of protection domain uses asynchronous data replication to create snapshots.

A metro availability protection domain consists of an active container in the local cluster linked to a standby container with the same name on a remote site in which synchronous data replication occurs when metro availability is enabled.

Learn More.
A consistency group is a subset of VMs in a protection domain. (Consistency groups are configured when creating a protection domain.) All VMs within a consistency group for that protection domain will be snapshotted in a crash-consistent manner. For all VMs in a consistency group, a snapshot creates one snapshot for all VMs in the group.
A snapshot is a read-only copy of the state and data of a VM at a point in time.

Learn More.
A time stream is a set of snapshots that are stored on the same cluster as the source VM.
A remote site is a separate cluster used as a target location to replicate backed up data. You can configure one or more remote sites for a cluster. Remote Sites can be created on a Physical Cluster or on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Learn more: Part 1 Part 2
Replication is the process of asynchronously copying snapshots from one cluster to one or more remote sites. Nutanix supports several replication scenarios.
Cluster Shield allows administrators to restrict access to a Nutanix cluster in security-conscious environments, such as government facilities and healthcare provider systems. Cluster Shield disables interactive shell logins automatically, reducing the risk of unauthorized access to Nutanix system management facilities.
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