shut down/start up procedures

  • 16 December 2016
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I am looking to delegate the ability to shut down and start back up our Nutanix cluster to our team without providing the root nutanix passwords. Is it necessary to perform a cluster stop/start via SSH into a CVM, or can we shut down everything without stopping and starting the cluster?



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Ok, I'll bite, what's the use case where you'd be delegating this out?

To me, that reads as if it were going to be a common practice for you, is this something that you'd actually need to do on a common basis?

I say that this way because usually this is a maybe once in the lifetime of an environment type of task for most folks.
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We have a Nutanix cluster in Shanghai, China. The issue is that in the past 6 weeks or so, the industrial complex which the business resides has had 3 government mandated power outages for maintenance, lasting 8 to 10 hours each. Due to the time difference, I would like the staff in China to be able to properly power off/power on the cluster without providing them with the root nutanix credentials.
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Technically, you can just pull the power and it should come back, but if you know you've got planned maintenance coming up, it would be really, really, really nice to do a graceful shutdown, which includes a cluster stop, which would need to be done via SSH. We dont have a shutdown delegation procedure today.