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My Nutanix Notes

IPMI Tool 
~ # /ipmitool lan print1 (To Print the IP Address Info. command must run thru ESXi console)
~ # /ipmitool lan set 1 vlan id 333 (To set the VLAN ID)
~ # /ipmitool lan set 1 vlan id off (To remove the VLAN or disable)
Set time zone for CVMs:

SSH to any CVM

# ncli cluster set-timezone timezone=America\New_York

Test E-Mail config:

#ncli cluster send-test-email recipient=“shan@nutanix.com” subject=“test”

To Stop/Start PRISM Service:
curl http://localhost/h/exit - Prism restart from zeusleader node

curl http://localhost/prism/leader   —> Prism start

Commands to verify the Block-Awareness

  • ncli cluster get-fault-tolerance-state
  • ncli cluster get-domain-fault-tolerance-status  type=rackable_unit
  • ncli cluster get-domain-fault-tolerance-status type=node
  • ncli rack ls - how many blocks are in the cluster

Expand Cluster thru nCLI
# ncli cluster discover-nodes (First Discover the nodes)

nutanix@NTNX-14SM36410061-A-CVM:10.49.11.108:~/cluster/bin$ ncli cluster discover-nodes
    Cluster Id                :
    Controller Vm Address     :
    Hypervisor Address        :
    Ip                        : fe80::20c:29ff:fe00:a1e4%eth0
    Ipmi Address              :
    Model String              : NX-3060
    Node Position             : B
    Node Uuid                 : 942205fd-f14c-4540-846b-b80b30eecb40
    Rackable Unit Model       : NX-3060
    Rackable Unit Serial      : 14SM36430046
    Sed Node                  : false

    Svm Id                    :
ncli cluster add-node node-uuid=942205fd-f14c-4540-846b-b80b30eecb40 (Add nodes into cluster using Node UUID)

Shutdown a Nutanix Block/Nodes:

Step 1: Shutdown all VMs, not CVMs

Step 2: SSH to any CVM

Step 3: Issue “cluster stop”, make sure cluster stopped and no errors reported

Step 4: Issue “cluster status”, all processes must be DOWN state

Step 5: Shutdown CVMs one by one . Use “shutdown -P now” command

Step 6: Shutdown ESXi/Hyper-V/KVM Nodes


Start or Power On a Nutanix Block:

Step 1: Power On a node at a time

Step 2: Wait for 10-20 seconds to power on every nodes

Step 3: Make sure all CVMs are powered on

Step 4: SSH to any CVM

Step 5: Type “cluster status” if all process are showing down

Step 6: Type “cluster start”

Step 7: Type “cluster status” to see all process are showing Up

Step 8: Make sure you’re able to access Prism Web Interface


Step 9: Make sure NFS mounts are accessible

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