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Nutanix

Describes how to set up an integration to discover and manage Nutanix resources.

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Introduction

Nutanix resources are used in private, public, and distributed clouds. These resources empower IT to deliver applications and data that power their businesses.

Remote discovery and monitoring of Nutanix HCI workloads are supported which provide visibility into the health and performance of Nutanix HCI elements (clusters, hosts, storage controllers, and VMs).

Once integration is configured, all infrastructure elements are discovered and and displayed as a hierarchical view on the Infrastructure page. Global monitoring templates are used to enable monitoring and alerts for supported Nutanix elements.

Monitoring templates are available for monitoring the following Nutanix HCI elements:

  • Nutanix clusters
  • Nutanix hosts
  • Nutanix storage controller (data stores)
  • Virtual Machines (VMs)

All supported metrics are available from Monitoring > Templates. Alternatively, search for the Nutanix template to view related metrics.

OpsRamp configuration

Configuration involves:

  1. Creating credentials.
  2. Configuring the integration.
  3. Adding a discovery profile.
  4. View the Nutanix details.
  5. Assign the monitoring template.
  6. Verify the integration.

Step 1: Create credentials

To create credentials:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Accounts > Clients.
  3. On the client’s Credentials tab, add the credential information.
    • Enter the Name and Description.
    • Select the credential type as Nutanix.
    • Enter username and password to access Nutanix.
  4. Enter the port number for HTTPS connection. Select the Is Secure checkbox for a secured connection and set 443 for the port number. For unsecured connections, enter 9440.
  5. Provide the Connection Time out in milliseconds (default timeout is 1000 milliseconds).
  6. Click Save.

The user credentials are saved.

Adding User Credentials to Nutanix

Adding User Credentials to Nutanix

Step 2: OpsRamp integration

To integrate:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.
  3. From Available Integrations, select Compute > Nutanix and click Install.
    Search for Nutanix

    Search for Nutanix

  4. Provide the following:
    • Name
    • IP address
    • Credentials. Select an existing credential or create a new credential.
  5. Click Install.
Nutanix Installation

Nutanix Installation

Step 3: Add a discovery profile

To add a discovery profile:

  1. Click Add to create a discovery profile.
  2. Select Management Profile.
  3. Filter for resources that need be discovered.
    • Select Smart Filters to filter resources based on the resource type. Select All Resources to discover all resources types of Hitachi VSP.
    • Select Resource Filters to filter resources based on certain resource attributes.
      • Select matching criteria to match Any or All rules.
      • Filter for resources using the following attributes: resource type, attribute name, logical operator, and value.
  4. In Perform Actions , select Manage Device if the resources need to be managed.
  5. To schedule the discovery process:
  • Select Discovery Schedule.
  • Select the preferred Recurrence Pattern.
  • Click Save. Discovery triggers based on the scheduled time.

Step 4: View the Nutanix details

The Hitachi VSP is now successfully integrated and appears in the Nutanix category of the Infrastructure page. Click the name to view details.

Step 5: Assign the monitoring template

Assign monitoring templates to Nutanix.

Step 6: Verify the integration

Validate if the resource is integrated successfully in the Onboarding Guide.

Nutanix is now being monitored and managed.

Uninstall integration

To uninstall the integration:

  1. Click All Clients and from the displayed list, select a client.
  2. From the options in the drop-down menu, click Setup.
    Nutanix Installation

    Nutanix Installation

  3. From the left pane, click Integrations > Integrations. The installed and available integration of the selected client appears.
  4. From Installed Integrations, click Compute. The list of installed Compute Integrations are displayed.
    Compute Integrations

    Compute Integrations

  5. Click the desired integration.
  6. From the selected integration page, click Uninstall.
    Uninstall Nutanix

    Uninstall Nutanix

  7. The system displays a confirmation message for uninstalling the selected integration.
    1. Provide the Reason for uninstalling the integration. This is mandatory.
    2. To retain the agent installed resources in the system, select the Keep agent installed resources checkbox. If this checkbox is not selected, all the resources installed by agent gets deleted along with the integration.
    3. Click Ok to uninstall the integration. The integration is uninstalled.
Uninstall Confirmation of VMware

Uninstall Confirmation of VMware