Learn how to use OneIQ Pulse to discover Nutanix Prism Central to profile clusters, hosts, storage pools and VMs

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OneIQ Pulse for Datacenter supports collection of configuration and performance data, from Nutanix Prism Central for clusters, hosts, storage pools and virtual machines. Network flows can also be captured from the underlying network infrastructure supporting Nutanix.

The following versions are supported:

  • Nutanix Prism Central: pc.2020.7 or higher

  • Acropolis Operating System (AOS): 5.15.3 or higher

  • Hypervisors:

    • AHV: 20170830 or higher

    • VMware ESXi: 6.7 or higher


Discover Nutanix Prism Central

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.

  1. In the Select Discovery Target, choose Nutanix.

  2. Enter the following information for Nutanix Prism Central:

    1. FQDN hostname or IP as Prism Central Address

    2. Read-only Prism Central Username and Prism Central Password

  3. Click Create to initiate discovery

  4. Add a certificate to the trusted list if Nutanix Prism Cenrtral is being discovered for the first time by clicking Trust

  5. Upon successful discovery, a new Nutanix tile will appear in the Dashboard with the following information:

    • Hostname or IP address

    • Username

    • Status

Repeat the steps above for each Nutanix Prism Central instance.

OneIQ Pulse only displays tiles for discovered Nutanix endpoints. Configuration and performance data for Nutanix clusters, hosts, storage pools and virtual machines is available in the OneIQ Portal.

What's next?

Use OneIQ Pulse to discover other supported datacenter platforms and collect network flows to identify network dependencies.

Cloud-native platforms inside the datacenter can be connected using the following OneIQ Pulse connectors:

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