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Hi Experts, Im new to Nutanix. I’d like to know why my guest OS build from my physical HP server can’t get an ip address? My physical server is connected to network however, on the created guest os, i can’t get an ipaddress from my dhcp. appreciate any help on this.
Hello guys, I am a new Nutanix user and I wonder something about snapshots. I created two scenarios in AHV. In the first scenario, I created a VM, created a PD with this VM and deleted the VM in Prism.I restored one of the snapshot and was able to restore the VM. Question : Will the PD be able to still work despite that the VM was restored with the same name (obviously some ID might have changed ?!). In the second scenario, I created a VM but this time without PD. I created a snapshot using take snapshot within the VM options in Prism. Then I deleted the VM (with the option to delete snapshots not selected). I was able to see the snapshot using acli but the only way to recover this type of snap would be to specify the VM name which obviously does not exist in Prism anymore. Question : How can you recover from this situation ? Sorry if the questions sounds stupid or if it has been answered before.
When you run ESXi hypervisor on Nutanix you may get a question: should I install VMware tools or Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) or both? Are NGT and VMware tools compatible between each other? The answer is yes, they are compatible and can be both safely installed on the same virtual machine. If you install NGT in guest VMs, you can use the following advanced features (NGT applications): File Level Restore CLI Nutanix VM Mobility VSS requestor and hardware provider for Windows VMs Application-consistent snapshot for Linux VMs You can read in more details about the NGT here. VMware tools in turn has different features and a different purpose. Installing VMware Tools eliminates or improves these issues: Low video resolution Inadequate color depth Incorrect display of network speed Restricted movement of the mouse Inability to copy and paste and drag-and-drop files Missing sound Provides the ability to take quiesced snapshots of the guest OS Synchronizes the time in the guest o
Hi Experts, Would it be possible to do a mass migration from AHV Cluster to another AHV cluster? My objective is to free up the resources of my current AHV cluster and move other VM’s to the newly build AHV cluster. Appreciate your advice and best approach.
Logbay is a tool which helps in collecting logs sees fewer CVM/PCVM (Controller VM/PC VM) resources, such as CPU, memory, system partition /home disk space, and disk IO Easier and more flexible to use via cli, including for targeted time-windows or specific components Backward compatibility Logbay is supported from AOS 5.5.7 through 5.5.z, and from 5.9 and higher. AOS 5.5 through 5.5.6 requires the use of log_collector. Logbay is not supported with EOL versions of AOS and PC. By logging into any of the CVM we can run the log collector and collect logs for specific day, time and duration Check cluster time using following command $CVM: date Run the logbay command $CVM: logbay collect --from=2019/04/09-14:00:00 --duration=+6h15m Change the day,time and duration according to the requirement If no flags are given it will collect logs for last 4 hours The logs will be collected from each CVM and will be stored in $CVM:/home/nutanix/
Planning to upgrade the entire Nutanix environment? Here are a few tips and tricks to plan and perform the activity in a smooth manner. If you are new to Nutanix upgrades, don't hesitate to check this KB out to understand the overview of upgrades at Nutanix. When confused which component to upgrade first, below listed generic order can be of help. Step Component Target Reboots On the fly Quick links 1 NCC on Prism Central NCC framework Health service on PC Yes NCC 3.9 2 Prism Central PCVM Prism Central VM No PC 5.17 3 NCC on Cluster NCC framework Health service on all CVMs Yes NCC 3.9 4 AOS CVM All CVMs, one at a time No AOS 5.15 5 LCM Inv
Below are the top knowledge base articles for the month of June 2020. KB 4116 - Alert - A1187, A1188 - ECCErrorsLast1Day, ECCErrorsLast10Days KB 7503 - G6, G7 platforms - DIMM Error handling and replacement policy KB 1540 - What to do when /home partition or /home/nutanix directory is full KB 4141 - Alert - A1046 - PowerSupplyDown KB 7604 - Disk space usage for root on Controller VM has exceeded 80% KB 4158 - Alert - A1104 - PhysicalDiskBad KB 1113 - HDD/SSD Troubleshooting KB 4409 - LCM: (LifeCycle Manager) Troubleshooting Guide KB 2090 - AHV | Host and Guest Networking KB 4519 - NCC Health Check: check_ntp KB 3357 - NCC Health Check: ipmi_sel_cecc_check KB 2473 - NCC Health Check: cvm_memory_usage_check KB 2486 - NCC Health Check: cvm_mtu_check KB 4273 - NCC Health Check: aged_third_party_backup_snapshot_check and aged_entity_centric_third_party_backup_snapshot_check KB 1863 - NCC Health Check: sufficient_disk_space_check KB 3741 - Nutanix Guest Tools Troubleshootin
Hi Probably a very simply question and more of a sanity check. I have many Win 0S servers to perform OS upgrades on. Looking to do the following.. Ensure VM has ngt installed Power down VM Clone VM Power up clone, perform OS upgrade 2 weeks later delete original VM I assume the powered down VM doesn't actively contribute to CPU usage but storage will be ring fenced. Therefore I will see storage decrease whilst I'm upgrading VMS and before I delete the original. Any disadvantages to making the cloned VM my new production VM rather than the other way round? Is it ok to delete the original VM which the clone is being based off?
I’m running PC Scaleout (220.127.116.11) on ESXi and need to migrate all 3 nodes to a new datacenter cluster and datastore (same vcenter). Is there a recommended process for this or can I simply power down one of the 3 nodes, migrate it, power it up and wait for all cluster services to start, and then move on to the next one?
Below are new knowledge base articles published on the week of June 21-27, 2020. KB 9565 - [Nutanix Objects] Deploy failure due to docker pull issues via proxy KB 9566 - Windows VMs May Lose Network Connectivity With VirtIO 1.1.5 KB 9572 - [Karbon] Cluster deployment fails with error message "CDROM device must have IDE or SATA type adapter". KB 9578 - Hyper-V: SCVMM cannot migrate VM because version on destination host is not compatible Note: You may need to log in to the Support Portal to view some of these articles.
Hi Guys - Looking for some info with the powershell cmdlets I am writing a powershell script to list out all the ahv host name and ip address| cvm name and ip address impi host name| ip address in a cluster What is the command to get the cvm name and their ip address in a cluster. I am not quiet sure about “Cluster Type and Region when I issue Get-NTNXCloudCvm command… Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks, Mahendra.
Have a situation where you need to upgrade cluster components or restart CVMs or hosts or just wish to check if your cluster health is normal? Below listed are a few quick checks to evaluate the cluster stability. Note that the commands listed are to be run from an SSH session to any one of the CVMs in the cluster or PCVM where applicable. No. Check Purpose CLI Command GUI method Expected output 1 Cluster services (Cluster and PC) To ensure all services are running fine on all CVMs cluster status -N/A- No services should be in 'DOWN' state 2 Metadata ring structure To ensure that the metadata ring structure is stable nodetool -h 0 ring -N/A- All the nodes must be listed and should have 'UP' and 'NORMAL' states 3 Data Resiliency To ensure that the cluster c
Hello guys, currently we have converged infrastructure with Cisco UCS, netapp storage and virtualization with VMware , now we want to make this our DR and want to build primary DC with Nutanix HCI, so my question is can Nutanix AHV can replicate to converged DR site? Thanks....
Have you always wanted to get a peek into the network traffic flowing in and out of your Nutanix infrastructure? Whether you got your first IT job for years or been a veteran for several years, you would have definitely at some point been keen to get a detailed look at your network traffic. At Nutanix, the AHV hypervisor is based on the open-source KVM module and uses the CentOS Linux distribution. And yes, it comes with the popular packet capture utility tcpdump. A few examples when you would want to use tcpdump in your Nutanix infrastructure would be: VM(s) lose network connectivity on a particular host A host has multiple network links and you wish to identify which is active VM(s) are not reachable from an external network In that particularly annoying issue, the switch vendor asks you to contact Nutanix support The good news is that tcpdump is installed by default in AHV hosts and it can be run to inspect traffic on physical NIC’s as well as VM inte
Anyone have any insights to share about using the filter option in the /alerts/list API method in Prism Central? Here is that method in the documentation: https://www.nutanix.dev/reference/prism_central/v3/api/alerts/postalertslist/ It looks like there isn’t much information available about the filter option. I have found a (very) little bit of information online about FIQL, but I have no idea what field names are available for alerts in Prism Central.
The Nutanix REST API allows administrators to create and run scripts on their Nutanix clusters. On a Nutanix cluster: API v1 and v2 runs through the Prism service. API v3 runs through Aplos services. Both of the above are services running on a CVM/PC-VM in a Nutanix cluster. Prism: Prism is the management gateway for component and administrators to configure and monitor the Nutanix cluster. This includes Ncli, the HTML5 UI, and REST API. Prism runs on every node in the cluster and uses an elected leader like all components in the cluster. All v1 and v2 API calls runs through Prism. Aplos: It’s an intentful orchestration engine + intentful API proxy. All v3 REST API calls runs through Aplos. Looking at the logs of the above 2 services can tell us a lot of things about our REST API and HTTP issues on PC-VM/CVM. The logs for these services are located on a CVM/PC-VM at: API v3 logs: ~/data/logs/aplos.out API v1 and v2 logs: ~/data/logs/prism_gateway.log HTTP defines a set of reque
We are using Image configuration to upload and convert the VHDXs and so far it works except when we attempt to upload 4K sector aligned VHDXs from an old HyperV cluster, the upload completes successfully but the conversion fails. Is it possible to migrate and convert 4K sector aligned VHDXs to a Nutanix AHV cluster? Error:
Below are new knowledge base articles published on the week of June 14-20, 2020. KB 8507 - Cosmetic high latency spikes may be observed in Prism at time of low IOPS on a cluster KB 8932 - NCC Health Check: pc_vm_resource_resize_check KB 9423 - Beam Cost Governance for Nutanix On-Prem stops reporting cost analytics post Cluster upgrade to AOS 5.15 KB 9488 - AHV | CentOS/RHEL 6.8 may hang durin the boot when tboot package is used KB 9496 - Prism Central UI showing license expired red banner even after disabling prism pro features KB 9503 - Genesis crashing on a ESXI Node | No services are up | pyVmomi issue | ParserError: 'xml document KB 9516 - Using Nutanix objects as static web server for LCM dark sites KB 9519 - Nutanix Move | How to Configure HTTP(s) Proxy on Move KB 9534 - Hyper-V: Hyper-V 2019 fails during Foundation with "InstallerVM timeout occurred, current retry 0" KB 9538 - Prism logins fail if service account AD permissions are default KB 9545 - Copier reports inc
Hi, A customer moved his Nutanix Cluster (with Hyper-V) from a DC to another, after powering the Nodes up, the IPs of all Hyper-V host and CMs released, I logged it locally to Hyper-V hosts and configure the internal IP (192.168.5.1/28) and the external IP same like before shutting the cluster down. I repeated the previous step with CVMs, I went through cd/etc/sysconfigs/ and edit network-scripts file and added the the external IP in the eth0 and the internal one (192.168.5.2/28) in eth1. Now Hyper-V FC is working fine but cannot start VMs due to the Nutanix cluster issue, whenever I tried to start cluster from any CVM, I get this message “WARNING genesis_utils.py:1211 Failed to reach a node where Genesis is up. Retrying” Is there any way to fix this issue or to repair cluster configuration without disrupting existing data? Thanks in advance
Ques- There is 5 node cluster with 200 TB raw disk data, administrator want to enable eraser coding to obtain more space. What will we the usable space after enable eraser coding Options – 100, 125, 150, 175 TB ? Please share the calculation formula ? Ques2 - Administrator want to perform DR test after 6 months, which snapshot he should use? Option – latest snapshot, oldest one
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