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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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