AHV | Accessing files inside a Nutanix container

  • 17 April 2020
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Did you know that you can directly access the files in the Nutanix container from your local desktop? It is possible using WinSCP.

This process helps in uploading or downloading files to and from Nutanix container. For example, you want to download a phoenix iso you generated on a CVM.


Here are the steps to access a container:


  1. Open WinSCP.

  2. Connect to the CVM IP using SFTP protocol and port 2222.

  3. Login using the admin/prism element credentials.

  4. Enable the option to show hidden files by going to Options > Preferences > Panels and then selecting the “Show hidden files”  option under the common settings.


From here you can either upload or download files to the container.


Note: Do not delete any data from the container via WinSCP or similar tool. Appropriate Prism or CVM command-line workflows should be leveraged to perform the cleanup if needed. 


To take a look at the steps in detail, take a look at https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/kbs/details/?targetId=kA032000000PMcKCAW


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