OneIQ Pulse allows Nutanix Prism Central endpoints to be discovered by IP or hostname using an authorized read-only user account.

Discovering Nutanix Prism Central allows monitoring the resources of all managed clusters, hosts, VMs and storage containers.

You will need to add certificate to the trusted list if the Prism Central is being discovered for the first time by clicking "Trust" button.

Viewing discovered Nutanix endpoints

Upon successful discovery, a new endpoint tile will appear in the Dashboard screen and display the IP address or FQDN, credentials used and the current endpoint status.

OneIQ Pulse does not display tiles for individual virtual machines or other managed resources. This detailed information is only available in the OneIQ Portal.

Note: To report the OS of the VMs running on the Nutanix cluster, Nutanix Guest Tools have to be installed.

Endpoint Lifecycle


When the Create button is clicked, OneIQ Pulse will attempt to discover the specified hostname or IP address and check if the Nutanix Prism Central responds. The discovery process typically takes less than 10 minutes. During this time, OneIQ Pulse connects to the Nutanix API and attempts to login and identify the target endpoint.


If the endpoint is successfully discovered, OneIQ Pulse will

  • Set its status to Detected and

  • Automatically schedule inventory and performance data collection tasks


After a baseline of inventory and performance data is collected, OneIQ Pulse will switch the endpoint status to Collecting and continue gathering

  • Performance data every 5 minutes

  • Inventory data every 1 hour

Each operation usually takes less than minute, but may take longer in larger environments managed by Prism Central.

Best Practice: Check data collection after 3-4 hours to ensure that all endpoints are still being successfully monitored.

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