PUT that down! Updating a VM with Prism Central v3 API

A while ago I published the first two parts of a beginner’s series. This series is aimed at getting started with the Nutanix Prism Central v3 REST API and covered the two following topics at the time: GET all the things – Setting up your first Nutanix REST API v2.0 request POST a package – […]

Calm Cookbook – Recipe #1 – Blueprint Import

Written by Laura Jordana, Technical Marketing Engineer at Nutanix While working on a recent project, I came across a need to automate certain operations in Calm. One of these operations was to automate the import/upload of a blueprint within Calm. Of course, we can easily do this in Prism by clicking on Blueprints > Upload […]

Batch Brewing – Multiple Requests with the Nutanix APIs

In an article published last week, Dwayne Lessner, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer @ Nutanix, and I discussed using APIs to automate some DR migration procedures. The script would most likely need to send API requests to update multiple entities i.e. combine multiple requests into a single request. The use case there is quite straightforward. Multiple […]

Slide on Over To Nutanix Leap

Written by Dwayne Lessner, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer at Nutanix Nutanix/Xi Leap Nutanix Leap is the product for DR Orchestration to another on-prem environment or to Xi Leap which is Nutanix’s hosted DR-as-a-Service. Nutanix has had integrated data protection since NOS 3.0 which relied on the use of protection domains. Protection domains gives the ability […]

Keep Calm and INTEGRATE – Automating Your Automation – APIs

In the previous part of this mini-series we did a quick run-through of our environment. This environment is configured with Prism Central and a Nutanix Calm blueprint that deploys the first VM in our application. We’ve seen that our Nutanix Calm blueprint launches a single replica of a CentOS Linux 7 virtual machine and installs […]

Python API Lab 1.0 – Adding More API Requests

If you’ve taken the time to go through our Python API Lab, you may have finished with a question. How do I add more API calls to my custom dashboard? Mrs Joan Q. Labtaker A quick note for those who aren’t familiar with the lab being talked about here – the link above takes you […]

Keep Calm and INTEGRATE – Automating Your Automation – Setup

On their own, platforms and the tools they offer can greatly improve infrastructure efficiency. Consider the following high-level points. Virtual machines vs a collection of physical hardware Inserting a CD-ROM vs attaching a disk volume Manually following an operating system installation wizard vs deploying from a VM image Manually installing software on a VM after […]

Getting VM Performance Metrics via API

Some time ago I detailed the steps required to Get Performance Stats with the Nutanix API v2.0. In that article, the main point of focus was storage-related metrics, specifically performance numbers for a Nutanix cluster’s storage container. While the functionality of that information is fine on its own, it is important to be aware of […]

BEAM me up, Nutanix Devs!

It is becoming a pattern for me to begin blog posts this way, but one of the things we regularly discuss with our customers is the cost of “the cloud”. How much does it really cost? Perhaps the friendly-looking featured image piggy bank is suffering from a bit of bill shock? In all seriousness, however, […]

AUTOMATE EVERYTHING: Nutanix Calm API Docs Are Live!

You could be forgiven for thinking … “Dang, that’s a seriously long blog post title!” You’d be right, and there’s a good reason for it. It’s true to say that Nutanix has always had an extremely strong focus on simplification and friction removal. One of the slogans/taglines that’s been used extensively over the years is […]

SSH PUBLIC KEY

Copy the SSH public key below.  In BASH shell environments, for example, this file could be saved to ~/.ssh/nutanix_demo.pub

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