Category Archive: Script

Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Clones

After the blog post i made some time ago, beginning of June 2021, about Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases i have received some questions about adding new capabilities to the script.  Seems like there is a need for this kind of functionality so my reasons for putting the script together were valid. New functionality …

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Era Management Plane High Availability

With the release of Era version 2.2 in late June 2021, which i wrote a blog post about here, the Era Management Plane was improved when it comes to providing high availability (HA). Era Management Plane consists of two service groups: Front-end services (API, agent, web service). Back-end service (database or repository). Prior to Era …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases

One thing that i usually discuss with organisations that are either implementing, evaluating or already running Nutanix Era is how they can do reporting. This is a pretty wide topic and can include multiple aspects and the type of report required varies based on what the report purpose is e.g: Capacity Management Chargeback Showback Based …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Video

In the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released blog post i told you about the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin which was released earlier today, 2021-05-06. After plugin installation you need to perform initial configuration before you can take advantage of the plugin capabilities including e.g.: Provision database Clone database Remove database The following video includes the …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released

Some of you know that i have been involved in creating a Nutanix Era ServiceNow plugin for some time and today i’m happy to let you know that the plugin has been made available in the ServiceNow store as a certified app. The plugin is free of charge so make sure to download your copy …

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Era – Automatically Append Domain Name to DB Server VM Name

I wanted to let you know about an improvement in Era 2.1.1.2 which is really good for any customer deploying MSSQL DB Server VMs into more than one Windows Active Directory (AD) domain. In Era each DB Server VM (VM) needs a uniq name. This is typically not a problem but in an environment where …

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Monitor Era Operation Progress – ServiceNow & Era Integration

Almost same heading a for another blog post Monitor Era Operation Progress – Calm & Era Integration 🙂 the objective for this blog post is exactly the same meaning monitor Era operations from an overlying Era consumer. The Era consumer in this case is ServiceNow and not Calm. In this blog post i will share …

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Heads Up! – New Nutanix Era Version 2.1 PostgreSQL User and Group Requirements

Quick note to let you know about a PostgreSQL related change that has been implemented in Nutanix Era 2.1. As you know Era comes with a PostgreSQL software profile including VM built on CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 and PostgreSQL version 10.4. This Era software profile is not affected meaning this note is addressing the PostgreSQL …

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Monitor Era Operation Progress – Calm & Era Integration

I’m getting more and more questions about integrations to Nutanix Era from overlying self-service, automation and orchestration services/tools. It’s a perfect match since integrations to Era is one of my responsibilities these days so keep the questions coming:) There is another blog post which covers Era progress monitoring via ServiceNow available here. In this blog …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.4

Based on some feedback of people actually using the reporting script I have added two more fields in the report for the 2.4 release. The additional reporting metrics are: Categories VM uuid Script still uses either Prism Element (the actual NutanixCluster) as source or both Prism Element and Prism Central. When using Prism Central you’ll …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.3

Another release of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. This release includes fixes to runtime output and to VM annotation/description filed including a comma sign. Example of script runtime output. Script still uses either Prism Element (the actual NutanixCluster) as source or both Prism Element and Prism Central. When using Prism Central …

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Remove GCP Virtual Machine External IP Via Nutanix Calm

A few weeks ago I was in a project that used Nutanix Calm to deploy virtual machines (VMs) on-premises as well as in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Since the customer had a direct network connection to GCP they wanted to remove the VM external IP address to make sure their VMs can only connect to …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.2

Another release of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. Two new columns are included in this version: VM Description vNUMA Configuration The VM Description information is available via Prism Element (Nutanix Cluster) but the vNUMA Configuration information is only available via Prism Central (PC) so you need to decide if you want …

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Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.1

A new release, version 2.1, of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. I have been asked a few times about how to add information about when a VM was created and it is included in this version. However, the information is available via Prism Central (PC) so you need to decide if …

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Nutanix Guest Tools Report Via REST API

Just a quick blog post about how you can verify what NGT version is installed in each of your VMs but fist I’ll list some links to other NGT related blog posts which you might find useful NGT Description Install NGT Manage Nutanix Guest Tools For Cloned VMs The below script will give you information …

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Manage Nutanix Guest Tools For Cloned VMs

This blog post will cover how you can manage, enable, Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) for cloned VMs instead of doing it manually for every new clone VM. A description of NGT can be found here. The manual process is described in the Nutanix Prism Web Console Guide but is you create multiple VMs it might be …

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