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

Registering vCenter with Prism on Nutanix AOS 5.0

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, […]

Setting Up and Using Acropolis File Services (AFS) on Nutanix AOS 5.0

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 […]

Nutanix PowerShell and Other Scripting Resources

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! 🙂 https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=API_Ref-Acr_v4_5:PowerShell_Cmdlets_Reference Cmdlets references with clickable links on each cmdlet that shows syntax http://go.nutanix.com/rs/031-GVQ-112/images/Powershell_Automation_Poster.pdf Cmdlet poster so […]

Nutanix Prism Dashboard for Splunk

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/

Installing the Dell KACE 1000 Systems Management Appliance on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

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!

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