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 […]

YOU SHALL NOT PASS! How to build HTTP authentication headers

Working with the Nutanix REST APIs will require authentication. The reasons for this are simple and exactly as you’d expect. The information and actions exposed by the APIs will contain and give access to things you don’t want falling into the wrong hands. Admittedly, that’s a pretty obvious thing to say, right? What it means, […]

POST a package – Building your first Nutanix REST API v3 POST request

In a recent article I posted about getting started with the absolute basics of Nutanix REST API requests. Covering HTTP GET requests only, we looked at how to build a request that would return a list of the first 20 virtual machines running on a specific cluster. Advanced users may want to check out our […]

GET all the things – Setting up your first Nutanix REST API v2.0 request

Getting started with any new API can seem a little daunting, especially when you are new to API requests in general. This introductory article will cover the absolute basics – How to build and test your first Nutanix REST API request. Introductory Reading If you are very new to the Nutanix REST APIs and would […]

New Advanced Lab! Python HTML Report Generator

When speaking with customers and partners, particularly those teams tasked with monitoring various systems, the following question comes up: Can I use the Nutanix APIs to monitor my clusters? – Mrs Jane Customer The answer, as you’d expect, is YES! Of course you can. However, there is a large list of scripting technologies and programming […]

101 Setup – Preparing for Nutanix.dev Labs

The Nutanix Developer portal, simply known as Nutanix.dev, contains a collection of resources covering various developer topics. For example (each link will open in a new window/tab): Code samples Labs Blog articles API documentation However, many of our readers are new to development, APIs, code creation and the almost infinite amount of information related to […]

Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint via API – Part 2

A couple of days ago I published a quick article entitled Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint with API – Part 1. That article covered, as suggested by the excessively descriptive (:-)) title, how to use the Nutanix v3 APIs to launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint. In that article, I also said the article would be […]

Launch a Nutanix Calm blueprint via API – Part 1

Over the past few weeks and months a number of code samples have been added to the Nutanix Developer portal. Some of the languages they cover are as follows. Python PowerShell C# Bash scripting At the time of writing this article, July 22nd 2019, the code samples include various actions. For example: Listing entities such […]