Nutanix and Terraform – VM’s Creation

I am sure you have heard of HashiCorp and Terraform solution.

Basically, Terraform is a tool/framework you can leverage to describe/define what your Infrastructure will look like and manage its provisioning (day 1) and Lifecycle (day2).
The power of Terraform is that the description of your Infrastructure is done by having a set of declarative configuration files that are human-readable, which means you don’t need to be an expert in coding to understand and …

Nutanix and Gitlab – vSphere Cluster creation and AOS configuration

In the previous blog post, we showed you how Gitlab and Nutanix Foundation APIs could be leveraged to create a Nutanix AHV cluster from scratch: https://vinception.fr/nutanix-and-gitlab-foundation-and-cluster-creation/In this post, we are going to use the same components, method and process to:

  • Create a Nutanix Cluster with vSphere as the Hypervisor
  • Configure the Nutanix Cluster (AOS settings): Accept Eula, Configure Pulse, DNS, NTP, LCM, Http Proxy, Timezone, SNMP, SMTP, Containers, Syslog, Licensing, Active Directory, Role Mappings

We still have our Gitlab

Nutanix and Gitlab – Foundation and Cluster Creation

Nutanix has a bunch of APIs that you can leverage to automate different processes and reduce operational time, effort, risks, and improve consistency. In the following example, we will see how GitLab can be used to deploy a new AHV cluster from scratch. 

Our Gitlab Project called “ntnx-automation” is composed of different files:

  • A README file, usually a documention, describing requirements, how to use the solution, etc.
  • A ntnx-scripts folder storing all scripts dedicated to the automation project.

VMware : Tip of the Week #2

Correctly identifying an issue is the most critical step in troubleshooting.. Most of the time we are using either linux grep, sed, awk commands piped together, or find function in a text editor. VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics for vSphere is a new tool that can help you to log analysis and every vSphere administrator should use it.

This tool is designed to help you diagnose and detect issues using log bundles of your VMware platform (vCenter and ESXi Logs).

 You can

VMware : How to resolve a vSphere TPM error on VxRAIL

A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a computer chip/microcontroller that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the platform and since version 6.7 vSphere support TPM 2.0.

If you have a host on you VxRAIL cluster with an alert in vCenter stating TPM 2.0 device detected, the steps below must be performed on each affected node to resolve this error (one at the time):

Before you start, place the host into Maintenance Mode in vCenter using Ensure Accessibilty.

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Nutanix : Tip of the Week #1

This post is the first of a weekly series of short articles on Nutanix, providing hopefully useful tips.

If you need to change passwords on your Nutanix cluster (Host, IPMI and CVM) you can use these below scripts to do it quickly.

Change password on all CVM:

for i in svmips;do echo “–$i–“;ssh nutanix@$i ‘echo -e “NewPassword\nNewPassword” | sudo passwd nutanix’;done

Change password on all Host:

for i in hostips;do echo “–$i–“;ssh root@$i ‘echo -e “NewPassword\nNewPassword” | passwd

Veeam : Integration with AWX Part 1

Let’s say you have a private cloud solution in place where users can self-provision VMs and save a lot of time OPEX time and cost. But what about the data protection ? You’re still likely using a manual process by which users request data protection for those self-provisioned VMs.

If you choose the right platform, you might have the ability to automate your IT operations and grow your ITaaS portfolio! The only limit is your own business requirements !

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VMware : How to factory reset a VxRail node

If you think your node is not running properly as it should be, or you simply need to move a node from one cluster to another,  it might be a good opportunity to perform a factory reset of your host.

Follow the directions below to perform a factory reset in VxRail node:

Enjoy! 

Nutanix : Files and VMware vRealize Automation integration

Nutanix Files is a native part of the Nutanix Enterprise portfolio and like any other Nutanix products, Files expose a REST API that can be used to automate many operations.

In the video below, we will cover how to extend many functionalities of Nutanix Files with both VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator in order to add a File as a Service in the vRA catalogue.

To do this, we integrate 3 platforms: Nutanix Files, vRealize Orchestrator, and the vRealize

Veeam : Do I need to backup my cloud data? Yes, you should.

Do you know that based on AWS share responsibility model here, you are only responsible for your data on the AWS cloud, so backing-up is a good policy.

In this vBLOG, we’ll show you a step-by-step on how to install and configure Veeam backup for AWS.

A new version of Veeam Backup for AWS was released today which comes with a lot of new features that you can see more in detail here

Here is a quick informal tour