Going DevOps…

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Yes, a new exciting opportunity came around. And it´s one that matches to me like DevOps to KungFu… I joined Chef Software this Monday as a Solutions Architect! While Nutanix is an awesome product I was always focused on automation and finding solutions. When I decided to leave Nutanix and join Chef I thought about […]

Please fasten your seatbelts

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I thought it´s a good idea to keep my visitors posted why there was such a long period without news and codes snippets around Nutanix. Please stay tuned for the next 14 days as I want to start with a boom on December the 14th…   Cheers Christian

Nutanix, Acropolis and Automation?

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With the new NOS release comes a new exciting option: Acropolis. The PRISM UI looks awesome slick like always and allows you to create networks and virtual machines with a few clicks. With this Acropolis Hypervisor Management you  have the power to use your Nutanix solution to automate your Test/Dev environment or run your Build automation for […]

Witness-Script for Nutanix Metro Availability (python)

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Last week I had some conversations around our Metro Availability and a so called “witness”, a third observation instance. I already build a short how to with the vRealize Orchestrator but sometimes there´s no VMware 🙂 I decided to use python to write a short “promotion” function that works as soon as the Metro site […]

Auto-Protect your new VM

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One of the typical question customers ask is: “How can we automatically add a new virtual machine in a Nutanix protection domain?”. With VMware there are several options, like a vCAC post-customization trigger to vCO or AMPQ trigger for vCloud Director. But what if you just create a VM in vCenter? The following solution is […]

Witness for Nutanix Metro Availability

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With Nutanix you have a powerful data protection solution: Metro Availability. You can just enable it within PRISM and administer it easily. Whilst I present this to more and more prospects there is always one thing to clarify: What happens if no one can manually fail-over a site? In most cases people ask this in conjunction […]

Nutanix PRISM automated with the vRealize Orchestrator

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As an Ex-VMware Specialist for Automation and Orchestration I could not resist to use the python task from the last blog post in vRealize Orchestrator (aka vCenter Orchestrator, aka Dunes). So I configured the actual Appliance which has the REST 1.0.3 Plug-In already installed. I just added the certificate (SSL Connections in configuration interface) for […]

Nutanix REST API with python

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After some very effective new hire training sessions and some first customer meetings I thought it could be a good idea to wipe off the dust and do some python stuff. Maybe you know that Nutanix has a beautiful REST API which you can use to develop great things like portal solutions or integrations. I […]

Nutanix, right?

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As you might have noticed I´ve changed my job again. After a short intensive relationship with DataStax I had the opportunity to work for a company called Nutanix. With the knowledge to be part of a company with a perfect solution (DataStax Enterprise) I couldn´t resist the desire to work for an “infrastructure” company again. […]