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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Automated Application Deployment using Nutanix Xi IoT Python SDK

What insight will you get after reading this blog: What is Nutanix Xi IoT? What is an Application in Nutanix Xi IoT context? Example use case What is the Nutanix Xi IoT Python SDK,  and How Can I install and Use It? How Can I deploy an Application on One or More Edges Programmatically? How […]

The Five Hundred (500+ VMs via v3 API)

Whether it be virtual machines, files or even Acme Corporation Whatsits, querying a large set requires a little thought. Quick intro note – for the purposes of this article we’ll define large as more than 500 items, even though many environments are much larger. Consider the following basic scenario: A Nutanix environment with clusters running […]