Right now this would be the approach (assuming AHV as hypervisor):
In case Nutanix is run with ESX, you might just inventory a vCenter or the Windows hypervisors.
There are Nutanix APIs on host and cluster level to inventory 2. & 3. from above. I know of a script to do this, but it has been created for a paying customer and I am not allowed to share it.
There are existing Ideas related to Nutanix, feelk free to vote them up.
Jan 20, 2021 05:14 AM
We have the agents installed on the Nutanix guest machines (not installed on the host machines), have the host details as well as the host-guest relations. For step 4 you say either manually add the data to FNMS or create a business import.
How would you link the guest to a host via the business import process?
We have the Cloud instance of Flexera and in the business adapter for Inventory device I don't see the option to populate a host field with data supplied. There is nothing in the Relationships option to link host to guests either
Aug 17, 2021 10:28 AM
I am sorry. When I wrote Business Adapter, I assumed FNMS on-prem. For on-prem the Business Adapter Studio offers custom queries, which let you manipulate the FNMS database, including Host-VM-relationships. I have done this repeatedly for customers.
I guess there's not much you can do in FNMS Cloud, other than doing manual changes in the WebUI.
Maybe vote for Flexera to develop an ootb solution: https://flexerasfdc.ideas.aha.io/ideas/ITAM-I-112
Aug 17, 2021 11:41 AM
Thanks for the info
That is kind of what I was thinking as well. For on prem I probably could have figured it out but being this was a Cloud install I didn't have that option other than manual updates via UI. Which of course just kind of turns into a nightmare when you start talking about the maintenance involved with manual links or unlinks as new guests get built or as guests get decommed.
Aug 17, 2021 04:00 PM