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Monitor Hardware Health for Nutanix clusters

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


Monitor Hardware Health in Nutanix™ clusters with the power of the SolarWinds Platform, from alerting and reporting and mapping to AppStack™, while managing all your hosts. Get full Hardware Health monitoring for any host associated with monitored Nutanix clusters and AHV hosts. Know at a glance that everything is working, and see clearly when and where there’s a possible hardware issue.

With the Nutanix monitoring functionality in the SolarWinds Platform, you can:

  • Determine the Up/Down status of Nutanix clusters.
  • Get Hardware Health data for Microsoft® Hyper-V and VMware® nodes in monitored clusters.
  • Set up alerts to notify you if hardware issues occur for hosts within Nutanix clusters.

You can also see the status of servers, virtual clusters, and datastores in AppStack. When needed, use AppStack as a troubleshooting tool to drill down into your Nutanix infrastructure to investigate issues.

Note the following details about Nutanix Hardware Health monitoring:

  • The default polling frequency is 10 minutes.
  • The Nutanix Prism™ Central management tool is not currently supported.
  • If you delete a Nutanix cluster, the SolarWinds Platform stops updating Hardware Health data but child nodes, such as VMware hypervisors, remain visible in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
  • If Hardware Health data for ESXi devices is also gathered by vCenter, Common Information Model (CIM) and VCenter API polling take precedence over Nutanix polling.
  • Hardware Health monitoring for Nutanix differs from the workflow that uses a Universal Device Poller (UnDP) described here.

    To learn more about VMAN 2019.4 support for Nutanix, click here.

Get started with Nutanix Hardware Health monitoring

To begin Hardware Health monitoring for Nutanix clusters:

  1. Review Nutanix monitoring requirements.
  2. Add vCenters and ESX hosts with the Add Node Wizard.
  3. Add your first cluster, as described in Set up Hardware Health monitoring for Nutanix clusters.

After waiting ten minutes for polling to start, Nutanix cluster and host data begins to appear on the Virtualization Summary page, in various widgets, and in AppStack. See Display Hardware Health data for Nutanix clusters. You can also set up alerts and reports. If you run into issues, see Troubleshoot Nutanix Hardware Health monitoring.