Nutanix : Using ansible to download and update NCC on alll you nutanix clusters

If you don’t know Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC), you can read more about it here and here . NCC is one of the most critical tools to detect any problems in your Nutanix platform, so it is important to keep it up to date.

When a new NCC version is released, you need to connect to each Nutanix cluster and upgrade NCC by using either the Prism web console or Life Cycle Manager.

    1. Log on to the Prism web console

Nutanix : Who deleted my VM ?

Someone deleted a VM from the AHV cluster. We can see a VM deletion task under Prism Element, but we can’t easiliy determine which VM got deleted and by whom? Can you help?

I am surprised this kind of information can’t be found directly on Prism Element (PE). All you got is a notification for a VM deletion task that doesn’t provide any further details.

If you need more information on who deleted a specific VM, the only option that

Nutanix Flow isolation Policy with Terraform

Here we go with another blog post on Nutanix and Terraform. 
If you haven’t checked the first video on how to provision VMs on Nutanix AHV with Terraform, here is the link.

The idea of this post is to quickly show you how Terraform can be leveraged to create software-defined network security policies on AHV with Nutanix Flow. For more information on Nutanix Flow capabilities, please refer to the following link: Nutanix-Flow-datasheet

For this blog post, we are going to

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 – 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.

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

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

Nutanix : CALM and HYCU Integration

This is a really short blogpost showing the integration between Nutanix Calm and HYCU.

What is Nutanix CALM?

    • Application lifecycle management: Allows you to provision and manage business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds, including Nutanix, VMware, AWS, GCP, and Azure.
    • For more information about Nutanix CALM: NUTANIX-CALM 

What is Nutanix HYCU?

    • Solution that provides backup and recovery capabilities. 
    • Focused on Hyperconverged platforms such as Nutanix.
    • Multi-cloud Data Protection: Nutanix, VMware, GCP, AWS,