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 […]
Using SFTP to Transfer Images and Other Files to a Nutanix Storage Container
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 […]
How-to: Configuring and Using Prism Self Service in Prism Central on Nutanix AOS 5.5
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 […]
How-to: Configure Prism Central Authentication with Active Directory on Nutanix AOS 5.5
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.
Deploying and Registering Prism Central on Nutanix AOS 5.5
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.
Upgrading Nutanix AOS When 1-Click Download Isn’t Available
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 […]
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 […]
Expanding a Nutanix Cluster with a New Node from the Factory
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.
Configuring Acropolis Container Services (ACS) on Nutanix CE
This lesson will describe how to enable Acropolis Container Services (ACS) on Nutanix Community Edition (CE).
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 […]