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 […]

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 […]

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