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Jose Luis Gomez

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Containerising the Nutanix CLI (nCLI)

April 29, 2018 - - 0 Comment

Containerising the Nutanix CLI is my first post related to Nutanix technology since I joined the HCI leader a week ago. As company laptop I chose the Apple MBP, I want to try it for first time. So far so good, even I can have Docker “natively” running on it.

Always when I get a new computer I try to keep everything as much organised as I can. For my daily job I need to connect into many Nutanix clusters, so I prefer to use the Nutanix CLI (a.k.a. nCLI) and avoid jumping into the CVM(s).

As I said, I try to keep everything clean and organised, reason I have decided to run the nCLI as a container and not be messing up with the Java JRE and PATHS.

Containerising the Nutanix CLI

Containerising the Nutanix CLI is a straightforward task. I have not created a Docker image yet because I’m pending to confirm if the nCLI can be repackaged. But this is not a problem at all, you can build your own Docker image following the steps on my GitHub repo.

https://github.com/pipoe2h/docker-nutanix-cli

They are pretty straightforward. In a nutshell:

  • Download the ncli.zip from Prism.
  • Clone the GitHub repo.
  • Build the Docker image.
  • Run the nCLI as a container.

Disclaimer: Containerised nCLI is not officially supported by Nutanix. Please use at your own risk.

A New Adventure Ahead

March 20, 2018 - - 1 Comment

Two years and three months since I joined Computacenter and still a month ahead  to continue, for a little more, enjoying of this fantastic organisation with awesome people and great customers. During this time I had the opportunity to work on the design and delivery of the most exciting project of my career, the Liberty Global Private Cloud. When I saw the customer on the stage at the VMworld 2017 EU Keynote, I felt really proud for the work done during 18 months.

Another wonderful moment in Computacenter was when after my first year in the organisation I got the Rookie of the Year award.

During this time I continued actively involved with the community and that gave me the chance to present for vBrownBag at VMworld EU 2017, and also at the UK VMUG UserCon 2017.

However, for a long time I wanted to work for a company which I have been following since their beginnings. I was the first person in Spain to write about them introducing their technology into the community. I have seen how they have grown up so fast from a little startup to the strong organisation they are today, proof of that their position as THE LEADER in the Garner MQ.

So, I am pleased to announce, that as of the 23rd of April 2018, I will be joining Nutanix as a Senior Systems Engineer in the UK. I’m really excited to be moving to the vendor side, and specifically Nutanix, because I believe on what they are developing and their vision for the next years.

I want to finish this post giving the thank you to Computacenter, my colleagues and customers. They have helped me to become a better professional.