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 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.

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

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

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,

Nutanix April Releases

Nutanix has announced a couple of new releases in April:

All new announcements can be found here: Announcements

Regarding Nutanix Move, there are a few new interesting features with the 3.5.0 release

Nutanix : Run LCM inventory on multiple clusters with Prism Pro Playbooks

http://vinception.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-27_23h19_14.png Life Cycle Manager (LCM) is a feature on AOS that tracks software and firmware versions of all entities in the cluster.

From Prism Element (PE) you can use LCM to update AHV, NCC, Foundation, BIOS, BMC, DATA Drives, HBA Controllers, SATADOMs and M.2 Drives, and for Prism Central, you can update Calm, Epsilon, Karbon, and Objects.

Today with LCM Version: 2.3.1.15590, we cannot do central inventory or upgrades PE components from Prism Central (PC), and to do that we need to connect on each PE.

So if you

Nutanix : How to replace default Nutanix ERA certificate

For better security, TLS certificates are necessary to enable secure connections between a browser and your application. In this article, I will show you in fives steps how you change the default ERA certificate with custom certificate

Step 1: Snapshot ERA VM

Step 2: Transfer certificate files to Era VM on specific folder.

You need  a PEM bundle containing:

  • The private key without passphrase
  • The certificate itself
  • Intermediate certificates

Tips: Use openssl to remove passphrase from the private key with the