Documentation forSolarWinds Platformand Orion Platform

Nutanix Hardware Health monitoring requirements

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


Requirement Details

SAM 2019.4 and later or VMAN 2019.4 and later

Nutanix Acropolis™ (AOS)

  • 5.10
  • 5.11
  • 5.15

VMware server:

  • vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3e
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3b
  • vCenter Server 6.5 Updates 1 and 2
  • vCenter Server 6.7 and Updates 1, 2, and 3

Windows Server:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Nutanix Acropolis HyperVisor (AHV)

Microsoft® Hyper-V 2008 R2

VMware vSphere®


For Hyper-V and AHV, polling occurs via the Nutanix Command Line Interface (CLI).

For ESXi, polling occurs via the Common Information Model (CIM).


Collect Nutanix credentials for AHV nodes, as well as Hyper-V and VMware hosts.

Controller VM (CVM) credentials require privileges to connect via SSH to hosts and execute Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) commands.

SolarWinds Platform supports NCC and earlier.

API access

The SolarWinds Platform main polling engine or Additional Polling Engine (APE) — whichever polls the node — must have access to the Nutanix AOS API (© 2021, Nutanix, available at, obtained on December 22, 2021).

The SolarWinds Platform uses a combination of AOS API v1 and v2.

Did you know that SAM now includes an API Poller feature? Click here for details.


SSH port for Nutanix Hardware Health polling: 22

Communication port for Nutanix API: 9440


All CVMs and hypervisor hosts must be on the same subnet. A hypervisor can be multi-homed as long as one interface is on the same subnet as the CVM.

If Intelligent Platform Management (IPMI) interfaces are connected, they should be on the same subnet as CVMs and hypervisor hosts.

Guest VMs can be on a different subnet.

Nutanix port requirements

Port Protocol Service/Process Direction Description Encryption
22 SSH SolarWinds Job Engine v2 Outbound

The port used for Nutanix hardware health monitoring.

9440 HTTPS and TCP SolarWinds Cortex Bidirectional Communication between polling engines and the Nutanix AOS API. TLS 1.2