Configure the Panorama Plugin for Nutanix

After installing the plugin, complete the following procedure to establish a connection between Panorama and Prism Central.
  1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
  2. Enable monitoring and set the monitoring interval.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Nutanix
      Setup
      General
      .
    2. Select
      Enable Monitoring
      .
    3. Set the
      Monitoring Interval
      in seconds. The monitoring interval is how often Panorama retrieves updated networking information from Prism Central.
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  3. Create a notify group.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Nutanix
      Setup
      Notify Groups
      .
    2. Click
      Add
      .
    3. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for your notify group.
    4. Select the device groups in your Nutanix deployment.
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  4. Add Prism Central information.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Nutanix
      Setup
      Nutanix Prism Central
      .
    2. Click
      Add
      .
    3. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for your Prism Central.
    4. Enter the IP address or FQDN for Prism Central.
    5. Enter your Prism Central username.
    6. Enter and confirm your Prism Central password.
    7. Click
      Validate
      to confirm that you entered the Prism Central credentials correctly.
      If you return to the Nutanix Prism Central Info window after clicking OK, clicking the Validate button returns a credential validation error message. This is the expected behavior. Although Panorama displays dots in the password field, the field is empty; this causes the validation to fail despite Panorama being successfully connected to Prism Central.
    8. Click
      OK
      .
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  5. Configure the Monitoring Definition.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Nutanix
      Monitoring Definition
      and click
      Add
      .
    2. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      and optionally a description to identify the Prism Central for which you use this definition.
    3. Select the
      Prism Central
      and
      Notify Group
      .
    4. Click
      OK
      .
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  6. Commit
    your changes.
  7. Verify that you can view the VM information on Panorama, and define the match criteria for dynamic address groups.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Objects
      Address Groups
      and click
      Add
      .
    2. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for your dynamic address groups.
    3. Select
      Dynamic
      from the Type drop-down.
    4. Click
      Add Match Criteria
      . You can select dynamic tags as the match criteria to populate the members of the group. Select the
      And
      or
      Or
      operator and select the attributes that you would like to filter for or match against. and then click
      OK
      .
    5. Commit
      your changes.
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  8. Verify that addresses in your VMs are added to dynamic address groups.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Objects
      Address Groups
      .
    2. Click
      More
      in the Addresses column of a dynamic address group.
      Panorama displays a list of IP addresses added to that dynamic address group based on the match criteria you specified.
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  9. Use dynamic address groups in policy.
    1. Select
      Policies
      Security
      .
    2. Click
      Add
      and enter a
      Name
      and a
      Description
      for the policy.
    3. Add the
      Source Zone
      to specify the zone from which the traffic originates.
    4. Add the
      Destination Zone
      at which the traffic is terminating.
    5. For the
      Destination Address
      , select the Dynamic address group you just created.
    6. Specify the action—
      Allow
      or
      Deny
      —for the traffic, and optionally attach the default security profiles to the rule.
    7. Repeat Steps 1 through 6 to create another policy rule.
    8. Click
      Commit
      .

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