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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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

HOW-TO : Migrate instances from AWS to Oracle Cloud

Migrate to cloud is not an easy project and requires hard planning and preparation to guarantee a sophisticated, well-working IT infrastructure.

In this post, we will provide a step-by-step demonstration on how to move instances from AWS to Oracle cloud. All these steps can help to migrate from a VMware on-premise infrastructure too.

STEP 00: Connect to your EC2 instance and Enable the Serial Console

This is a very important step in order to enable the console connection when the

Nutanix : Xi Leap a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)

We all wish to avoid disasters, but unfortunately, they do occur. Today statistics indicate that even a very short amount of downtime can have significant adverse effects on a company. Revenues are impacted. Customers are impacted. Company reputation is affected.

So, do you need a disaster recovery plan?

Hardware fails, people do mistakes, and having a solution with no downtime it’s just impossible. How can you guarantee no downtime at all?
The requirements, the size, the complexity, and the level

Veeam : How to reset the AHV Proxy Web Console admin’s password

We all know that password management can give headaches. Sometimes we forget a password, sometimes it’s set by someone else, they forget it or leave the company… No matter the action or current status, It’s clear that password management (changing/resetting/updating) is one of the frequent day 2 operations for a sysadmin.

This article provides all the steps to reset the Veeam AHV appliance admin’s password.

 

Disclaimer: The following operations may not be officially supported by Veeam, use it

VMware : 07 features that maybe you didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

There are more than one reason to plan vSphere 7 upgrade and a lot of features and capabilities with this new version.

Below are 7 features that you may didn’t know about vSphere 7.0

#1-VCSA-BACKUP:

VCSA backup status directly on the vCenter html5 client, which shows the last file-based backup and the health status of vcsa.

#2-vCenter Server profiles:

4 new API calls : List, Export, Validate and Import can be consumed with DCLI, PowerCLI, or other automation tools to

Nutanix : AOS 5.17 and AHV Sync Rep Demo

Nutanix AOS 5.17 release is out!! This release comes along with PC 5.17 and AHV 20190916.189.

Here is an overview of the key features and capabilities:

Note that the AOS 5.17 release is an STS version. More information about the difference between STS and LTS can be found here: Long Term Support (LTS) and Short Term Support (STS) Releases

Demo: AHV Sync Rep with PC 5.17 and AOS 5.17
The following demo shows how you can quickly set up

Nutanix : vRO workflow to add or remove VM from a protection domain (ASYNC DR)

The ability to perform day-2 operations from a single management pane can make life’s of IT administrators easier, especially with a platform that adapts an API First architecture strategy.

VMware vRO has a built-in REST plugin that allows you to perform REST operations and workflows that you can run directly from your vCenter.

In this quick post, we cover the integration between vRO and the Nutanix platform in order to automate the following actions:

Add a VM to an existing