Tag Archive: API

Enter Company – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

I’m happy to announce Enter Company as a new VCDX56 blog sponsor which is a software development company with over 20 years of IT experience. They are trusted by thousands of companies in more than 160 countries. Iperius Backup, which is their backup and restore solution, can perform incremental and differential backups of virtual machines and much …

Continue reading »

Nutanix ERA REST API & API Equivalent Button

No matter what kind of integration work you’re doing one of challenge with many products is to find a well defined API specification. With Nutanix Era, as with many other Nutanix solutions (including e.g. Prism Central, Prism Element) there is a well defined API which you can access via the UI. Just click admin – …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Spinbackup – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

I’m happy to announce a Spinbackup as a new VCDX56 blog sponsor. Spinbackup is a cloud cybersecurity and cloud-to-cloud backup solutions provider for SaaS data. The deliver solutions in the following areas: Automated Ransomware Protection Business Risky Apps Audit Blockchain Powered Single Sign-On (in progress now) Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Disaster Recovery Data Migration Picture borrowed from Spinbackup official …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Runecast – new VCDX56 blog sponsor

I’m happy to announce Runecast as a new VCDX56 blog sponsor. Runecast was founded back in 2014 and they exposes latent issues within your VMware vSphere based virtual environment to prevent system impact. The Runecast analyzer connects to VMware vCenter Server and correlates the configuration and log files with: Best Practices Known issues Security auditing rules. The system …

Continue reading »

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 2.0

So this will be the third release, version 2.0, of the AHV VM Reporting script using Nutanix REST API. You might be aware of that Nutanix moved Self Service Portal functionality from Prism Element (management of single Nutanix cluster) to Prism Central which can manage many Nutanix clusters (PEs) in AOS version 5.5. What you …

Continue reading »

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API Version 1.1

A while ago I published a blog post that includes a script you can use to create Nutanix AHV VM reports. The blog post can be found here. Now it’s time for version 1.1 and it comes with additional VM information to make   it more useful. The new metrics included are: Remote Protection Domain …

Continue reading »

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API

Some time ago I provided a virtual machine reporting script for Nutanix hypervisor AHV virtual machines via the blog post “Nutanix AHV VM Reporting”.That script was running on a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) so it had some shortcomings in terms of flexibility and scheduling options. This new script provides all the output parameters included …

Continue reading »

Heads Up! No More Third Party Virtual Switches API For ESXi

Update 2017-04-01 No it is official, see VMware KB 2149722 for more information. —————————————————————————————– Since I know quite a few of my customers are using third party switches in their vSphere environment instead of the VMware native Virtual Standard Switch (VSS) or vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS) i wanted to provide you with some information I have …

Continue reading »

vRealize Automation monitoring

Since i started to work as a consultant back in 2007 monitoring has been part of pretty much all design, implementations and heath checks i have done. Every now and then i receive questions about how to implement monitoring for certain software and this week i received a question about monitoring the vRealize Automation (vRA)  formerly …

Continue reading »

Nutanix Cluster VM reporting using vCloud automation Center

This video will show how you can use vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRA), vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) soon to be renamed to vRealize Automation (vRO) and Nutanix API to create a simple email based report including the following information: VM Name Operating System IP Address Number of vCPUs Amount of RAM …

Continue reading »