With the release of Nutanix Move (used to be called Xtract), migrating VM’s from VMware ESXi to AHV is now super simple and the best part of all, automated! Website Landing Page: https://www.nutanix.com/products/move/ Check out the download portal for Move (still called Xtract on download portal for now): https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/xtract *** OLD PROCESS BELOW – REPLACED BY NUTANIX MOVE *** Moving VM’s from ESXi to the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) is quite simple. Here are the high-level steps:…
Several customers have asked if they can post or upload files to the Nutanix storage container, especially when working with automation (like Nutanix Calm) where they might need to store an xml or json file for easy access. Well, there are several ways to do this, but one that has worked well for some of my larger customers is to use SFTP to upload files to the Nutanix storage container. Then, once it the file is on the container, you can use it via the Nutanix Image Service, via NFS or through the option of browsing the ADSF location during the Custom Script option. Below, I’ll show you how to use this feature.
The Prism Self Service (PSS) feature represents a special view within Prism Central. While Prism Central enables infrastructure management across clusters, PSS allows end-users to consume that infrastructure in a self-service manner. PSS is only supported on AHV clusters at this time.
This lesson will show you how to configure PSS, which will include performing the following tasks:
- [Prism Central Administrator] Configure Prism Self Service by importing users and groups from an Active Directory and adding a self-service administrator account.
- [PSS administrator] Create a project for each team that needs self-service and add Active Directory users and groups to the projects.
- [PSS administrator] Configure roles for project members.
- [PSS administrator] Publish VM templates and images to the catalog.
- [PSS administrator] Create VMs as needed and assign them to project members as appropriate. You can also allow project members to create their own VMs.
Additional information is also covered in the Prism Self Service Administration Guide, located on the Nutanix portal here: https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=SSP-Admin-Guide-v55:ssp-ssp-overview-for-ssp-admin-c.html
This lesson will show you how to setup Prism Central authentication using Active Directory on Nutanix AOS 5.5.
Note, setting up authentication is a requirement if you would like to use the Self Service features within Prism Central.
This article will show you how to deploy Prism Central (PC) on a Nutanix cluster running AOS 5.5 using the One-Click Prism Central deployment wizard.
This lesson will show you how to upgrade Nutanix AOS when the 1-click download option isn’t available. This might be due to not having internet access to the Nutanix cluster (e.g. dark site), or there is a new AOS version available but Nutanix hasn’t published the latest release to the 1-click download option yet (which is typically 3-4 weeks after general availability (GA) on the portal).
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 customer decided to write his own script and shared it with the world! Here’s the link to his script along…
This article will show you how to expand a Nutanix cluster with a new node received from the factory. This article will also highlight a few common warning alerts that you might receive, and how to address them.
This lesson will describe how to enable Acropolis Container Services (ACS) on Nutanix Community Edition (CE).
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 to engage IT in day-to-day operations.