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PowerShell Script to Automate Updating Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT)

I was meeting with one of my local customers and they asked me, “hey! how do you automate upgrading Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) with something like SCCM?” Well, that was a really good question. After some digging around internally, we had some sample scripts here and there, but nothing that hit the mark. Thankfully my […]

Configuring the Self Service Portal (SSP) on Nutanix AHV and AOS 5.1

This lesson will show how to configure the Self Service Portal (SSP) on Nutanix AHV running AOS 5.1.x. The Prism Self Service Portal (SSP) enables the consumers of IT infrastructure within an enterprise (individual users or teams such as development, test, and DevOps) to provision and manage virtual machines in a self-service manner, without having […]

Nutanix AHV – Networking Commands How-To Super Post

This post is meant to be a "quick reference" guide for performing configuration with AHV networking, including Open vSwitch (OVS) configuration, setting VLAN tags and other miscellaneous networking related commands. For further details and a helpful video, check out this post by Jason Burns which goes a bit deeper into which configurations you should use […]

Using PowerShell to Gather Quick and Easy ESXi Host Level Performance and Datastore Information

Many times when working with customers, we need to gather some quick specs around their existing environment to begin a sizing conversation. While there are many tools out there where you can let them run and capture the data over a period of time (eg: Dell’s DPACK Utility for an example), I needed something that […]

Installing VMware PowerCLI Cmdlets from the PowerShell Gallery

A great writeup for this process with detailed information is located here: https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2017/04/powercli-install-process-powershell-gallery.html In a nutshell: You might be prompted for a new version of “NuGet”, which is fine- go ahead and say “yes” to the prompt to install. Then proceed with the below. Once that completed, the VMware PowerCLI Cmdlets were installed. However, when […]

Configuring a VM to VM Anti-Affinity Rule on Nutanix AHV Running AOS 5.0

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 […]

Patching VMware ESXi via Nutanix One-Click Upgrade in Prism on AOS 5.0

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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