Advanced Nutanix: Using Nutanix PowerShell CMDlets to Manually Fingerprint vDisks

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As explained in the Elastic Dedupe Engine section of the Nutanix Bible, Nutanix uses a fingerprint (SHA-1 hash) to find and remove duplicate data.

In this post I provide a sample script on how you can use the Nutanix Powershell CMDlets and remote SSH to manually fingerprint vDisks matching a specific search term.  This would come in handy where you want to fingerprint / dedupe VMs which may have been provisioned prior to enabling dedupe on the container.

Here’s an example script (inputs will need to be modified to match your environment):

This is the first of many more Nutanix Powershell examples to come!

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Automating SQLIO Benchmarking with Powershell

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recently I’ve been doing a great deal of SQLIO benchmarking on Nutanix for an upcoming SQL on Nutanix Best Practices document (hush hush :P).  In this post I’ll…

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Advanced Nutanix: Splunk Forwarder Deployment

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recently I’ve become a huge fan of Splunk and it’s capabilities and have put together the Splunk on Nutanix Reference Architecture.  In this post I’ll cover how to…

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Announcing: The Nutanix Bible

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

All — I’m very pleased to announce/introduce “The Nutanix Bible” which will be a living page/reference for everything Nutanix!  This page is being produced to serve as an…

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Advanced Nutanix: Simple ESXi Host Upgrades

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Managing a large lab environment and working with the latest/beta builds, I’m constantly upgrading my environments.  In this post I’ll cover how I perform ESXi host upgrades in…

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