Nutanix X-Ray

Nutanix X-ray deployment and configuration


What Is Nutanix X-Ray?

Nutanix X-Ray is a high performance, cost-efficient automated testing and benchmarking tool for enterprise-class data centers. This testing framework is an easily downloaded virtual appliance with full documentation and a user-friendly X-ray utility. Once installed, Nutanix X-Ray will automatically test and analyze multiple different systems, diagnose failures, and provide comparable data for your own use. It will also collect stack traces from failed processes to provide deeper insight into the cause of failures. This tool will also provide you with runtime diagnostics, tracing execution traces, fault statistics, and stack traces in order to show you what exactly went wrong.

The application is built in such a way that it integrates all of the different supporting components, allowing you to choose the features that are right for your requirements and easily perform the required scenarios in a short amount of time. You can also find out more about the other features that the Nutanix X-Ray provides, such as i.e. high availability, mission-critical application servers, multiple back-ports from third party libraries, etc.

This automated testing platform is extremely versatile. For example, it can be configured to run on a single or multi-node network for parallel testing across all the nodes in the system. It can also be configured to test various scenarios on one machine while simultaneously running another scenario on another machine. It is extremely easy to extend the functionality of the x-ray itself by building on-the-fly scripts that run any number of scenarios, e.g. import and export data, gather performance counters, etc.

Please find the link to download Nutanix X-RAY

We have downloaded Nutanix X-Ray for VMware ESXi Hypervisor.

We have Deploy the ovf of X-RAY(3.8) into ESXi.

Power On the VM and click on launch virtual console.

Login into the VM with Username:- nutanix password:- nutanix/4u

Assigning IP address

Open Network setting in GUI

Assign Static IP address and Click Apply

Accessing X-RAY

Enter the X-Ray Ip address in browser.

Assign New password.

Accept the terms and condition

Accept the Nutanix X-Ray Insights metadata

You can select which performance test you want to perform

Click on the performance

Click on Create Target to add AOS

Enter the clustername and Select Manage type as vCenter with Nutanix

Enter the IPMI credentials here we are using Lonovo HX appliance

Select the dataCenter , Cluster,Datastore,Network

Select IPMI Type Generic for NX and HX appliance.

Run the validation

We can see the Progess Details

If you face any issue related to IPMI follow this post. X-RAY validation

DRS disable

Run will complete and you will get report

Please find the report on this post :- Nutanix X-RAY Report

Download the latest Nutanix X-Ray

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