Advanced Nutanix: Using Nutanix PowerShell CMDlets to Manually Fingerprint vDisks


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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