Nutanix Monitoring


 Adding a new monitor

Follow the steps given below to create a new Nutanix monitor:

  1. Click on New Monitor link.Select Nutanix under Converged Infrastructure category.
  2. Specify the Display Name of the Nutanix Server.
  3. Enter the Cluster Hostname / IP address of the server on which Nutanix is running.  
  4. Specify the Port at which Nutanix web service is running. The Default Port is 9440.
  5. If you choose the Use Below Credentials option, then enter the credentials - UserName and Password of the Nutanix Host Machine.
    1. UserName - Name of the User who has the permission.  
    2. Password - Password of the above user.
  6. If you choose the Select from credential list option, then select the respective credential from preconfigured credential list.
  7. Specify the Polling Interval in minutes.
  8. Choose the Monitor Group with which you want to associate the Nutanix to, from the combo box (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.
  9. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers the Nutanix from the network and starts monitoring it.

Monitored Parameters

Go to the Monitors Category View by clicking the Monitors tab. Click on Nutanix under the Converged InfrastructureTable. Displayed is the Nutanix bulk configuration view distributed into three tabs:

  • Availability tab, gives the Availability history for the past 24 hours or 30 days.
  • Performance tab gives the Health Status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days.
  • List view enables you to perform bulk admin configurations.

On clicking a monitor from the list, you'll be taken to the Nutanix monitor dashboard. It has 6 tabs- Monitor Information, Overview, Host, IO, Storage, and Alerts/Events.

To find out about the metrics monitored in VMs discovered in Nutanix, click here.

Overview

Parameter  Description
 CPU
 Cluster CPU Usage  CPU used by cluster in %
 Memory
 Cluster Memory Usage  Memory used by cluster in %
 Cluster Details
 Cluster Name  Name of the cluster
 Cluster Version  Version number of the cluster 
 Cloud Cluster  If the cluster is a cloud cluster, the value shows "true", else "false".
 Multi Cluster  If the cluster is a cloud cluster, the value shows "true", else "false".
 Hardware Details
 Number of Hosts  Number of blocks in the hardware. 
 Number of Blocks   Number of blocks in the hardware. 
 Hypervisor   Name of the hypervisor. 
 Number of VMs   Number of VMs in the hardware.
 Memory Details
 Total Physical Memory   Total physical memory in %
 Used Physical Memory   Total memory used by cluster in %
 Free Physical Memory   Total memory unused in %
 Number of VMs per Host  Number of VMs per Host 
 Virtual Machines
 Virtual Machine   Name of the virtual machine.
 Host Name   Name of the host. 
 VM State   State of VM- On/Off 
 CPU Usage(%)   CPU used by VM in %
 Memory Usage (%)  Memory used by VM in %

Host

Parameter  Description
 Host CPU Usage  CPU used by host in %
 Host Memory Usage   Memory used by host in %
 Host CPU and Memory Details 
 Host Name   Name of the host
 CPU Usage (%)   CPU used by host in %
 CPU Capacity (GiB)   Total capacity of CPU in GiB
 Memory Usage (%)   Memory used by host in %
 Memory Usage (GiB)   Memory used iby hos tn GiB
 Memory Capacity (GiB)   Memory capacity in GiB
 Host Disk Details 
 Disk Usage (GiB)  Disk used in GiB
 Disk Capacity (GiB)  Disk capacity in GiB
 Disk IOPS (IOps)  Disk IOPS in IOps
 Disk IO Bandwidth (Mbps)  Disk IO Bandwidth in Mbps
 Disk IO Latency (ms)  Disk IO Latency in ms
 Host Configuration Details
 Host Name    Name of the host
 Hypervisor IP address   IP address of the Hypervisor 
 Number of VMs   Number of VMs 
 Hypervisor Type   Type of Hypervisor 
 Hypervisor State   State of Hypervisor 

IO

Parameter  Description
 Cluster IOPS  Total Cluster IOPS in IOps
 Cluster Read IOPS  Cluster read IOPS in IOps
 Cluster Write IOPS  Cluster write IOPS in IOps
 Cluster Bandwidth  Total Cluster Bandwidth in Mbps
 Cluster Read Bandwidth  Cluster read Bandwidth in Mbps
 Cluster Write   Cluster write Bandwidth in Mbps
 Cluster Latency  Total Cluster Latency in ms
 Cluster Read Latency  Cluster read Latency in ms
 Cluster Write Latency  Cluster write Latency in ms

Storage

Parameter  Description
 Disk Details
 Disk ID  Disk ID
 Name  Name of the disk
 Type  Disk type
 Status  Status of the disk
 Path   The path at which the disk resides
 Capacity (GiB)  Capacity of disk in GiB
 Free (GiB)  Free disk in GiB
 Used (GiB)  Used disk in GiB
 Storage Container Details 
 Name   Name of the Storage Container
 Replica factor   Replica factor of storage container
 Capacity (GiB)  Capacity of storage container in GiB
 Free (GiB)  Amount of storage free in GiB
 Used (GiB)  Amount of used in GiB

Alerts/Events

Parameter  Description
 Alert Details
 Alert ID   Alert ID
 Issue   Issue for which alert was generated
 Severity   Severity of the alert
 Affected Entities in Alert  Entities which were affected because of the alert
 Resolved   Shows whether the issue was resolved or not
 Resolved Time   Shows the time at which it was resolved
 AutoResolved   Shows whether it was automatically resolved
 Acknowledged User  Shows the user who acknowledged it
 Acknowledged Time  Shows the time at which the user acknowledged it
 Event Details
 Event ID  Event ID
 Message  Event message
 Affected Entities in Event  Entities which were affected because of the event
 Event Created Time  Creation time of the Event
 Acknowledged User  Shows the user who acknowledged it
 Acknowledged Time   Shows the time at which the user acknowledged it