This how-to will show you how to configure a VM to VM anti-affinity rule on Nutanix AOS 5.0.
For reference, the official documentation on this feature is found at: https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v50:ahv-ahv-vm-anti-affinity-t.html
Currently, on AOS 5.0, you can set a VM to Host affinity rule right within Prism by editing the VM properties. However, setting up a VM to VM anti-affinity rule will need to be done via the Acropolis CLI (ACLI). To configure VM to VM anti-affinity policies, you must first define a group and then add all the VMs on which you want to define the VM to VM anti-affinity policy.
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This lesson will show you how to patch VMware ESXi using the Nutanix one-click upgrade process in Prism.
If you have additional questions not covered in this how-to, please refer to the Nutanix Documentation Link for the one-click hypervisor upgrade feature, located here: https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v50:wc-cluster-hypervisor-upgrade-esx-wc-t.html
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To perform core VM management operations directly from Prism without switching to vCenter Server, you need to register your cluster with the vCenter Server. This how-to will show you how to register vCenter with Prism running Nutanix AOS 5.0.
By using this feature you can perform following virtual machine operations directly through Prism.
- Create, clone, update, and delete VMs.
- Create and delete NICs.
- Attach and delete disks.
- Power operations: Power on or off, reset, suspend, resume, guest shutdown, and guest reboot.
- Open and launch VM console (via an HTML 5 web gui)
- Manage VM guest tools (mounting VMware guest tools, mounting NGT).
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This article will show you the steps involved to setup Acropolis File Services (AFS) on a cluster running AOS 5.0.
Acropolis File Services (AFS) uses a scale-out architecture that provides Server Message Block (SMB) file shares to Windows clients for home directory and user profiles. Acropolis File Services consist of three or more file server VMs (FSVM). There is one file server maximum per cluster image. A set of file server VMs is also known as a Acropolis File Services cluster. Multiple file server clusters can be created on a Nutanix cluster.
With the AOS 5.0 release, Acropolis File Services can be used when running ESXi or AHV as the hypervisor on your Nutanix cluster.
A great document to refer to is the Acropolis File Services Guide, which can be found on the Nutanix portal here: https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Acropolis-File-Services-Guide-v20:Acropolis-File-Services-Guide-v20
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This article will show you how to import a virtual appliance that’s in the OVF or OVA format into the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, via the Image Service in Prism.
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Here are some helpful resources for scripting to the Nutanix API via PowerShell or other languages. I’ll continue to add more as I come across them. Feel free to leave your favorite resources in the comments section below! 🙂
Cmdlets references with clickable links on each cmdlet that shows syntax
Cmdlet poster so you can decorate your cube with it 🙂
Cmdlet “how to” on the Bible and some other examples
Scripts and other posts on the Community Forum
Github repository with scripts (some PowerShell, some others)
The Nutanix App for Splunk allows customers of Splunk® Enterprise and Nutanix to visualize and view the state of their cluster from Splunk. In addition, the app allows users to view log events surrounding all Nutanix processes and search specific Nutanix syslog data within the app.
Find the app here: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3102/
This lesson will show you how to create an image service template from an existing virtual machine, without having to export/import the VM.
Continue reading “Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) – Create an Image Service Template from an Existing VM”
A few of my customers have asked if the Dell KACE virtual appliance will work on the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). So I made a short video below showing the installation of the virtual appliance and how it does work on AHV. For any questions, please submit them in the comments section below. Thanks!
I’ve been asked a few times on how to register Prism with a Prism Central instance and I thought I would make a quick video to show the process. Here it is below!