How to upgrade Nutanix Xtract


Few days back Nutanix engineering released Nutanix Xtract VM in version 1.1.4. Focus was to provide several BUG fixes and improve product stability. For a full list of changes, see useful links section at the bottom of the post.

I decided to provide guidance on how to upgrade in place Nutanix Xtract VM. Just in case someone can’t find it in official Nutanix documentation ;-).

  • Download and unzip Nutanix Xtract VM package
  • From command line browse to the extracted folder and run command:
    .\binary_name -i <Xtract VM IP address>
  • Provide password for nutanix user
    NOTE: default password is Nutanix/4u!
  • After successful authentication, run command:
    (Xtract for VMs) » software update

Below you can find a snap from Nutanix Xtract VM upgrade command line window. Entire process shouldn’t take longer than 2 – 3 minutes. Obviously, all settings, created migration plans will be preserved.

PS D:\downloads\Nutanix\xtract-vm-1.1.4-release> .\cli-windows-amd64-1.1.4.exe -i

Welcome to the Nutanix 'Xtract for VMs' version 1.1.4

Storing logs in directory C:\Users\ARTUR~1.KRZ\AppData\Local\Temp\4\xtract-vm
Connecting to 'Xtract for VMs' hostname/IP address using username nutanix (Xtract for VMs) » software update
Enter password for 'Xtract for VMs' user nutanix(11):
Image is already present as a local file ./xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64.rpm, nothing to download...
 160.61 MiB / 160.61 MiB [================================================================] 100.00% 17.64 MiB/s 9s ETA
Uploaded 168409131 bytes

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Examining /tmp/xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64.rpm: xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64
Marking /tmp/xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64.rpm as an update to xtract-vm-1.1.3-1.x86_64
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xtract-vm.x86_64 0:1.1.3-1 will be updated
---> Package xtract-vm.x86_64 0:1.1.4-1 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package        Arch        Version        Repository                      Size
 xtract-vm      x86_64      1.1.4-1        /xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64      387 M

Transaction Summary
Upgrade  1 Package

Total size: 387 M
Downloading packages:
● xtractforvmsapidocs.service - Xtract for VMs API documentation service
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/xtractforvmsapidocs.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: ←[1;32m←[Kactive (running)←[m←[K since Tue 2018-05-08 16:23:42 UTC; 3s ago

● upgradeserver.service - Xtract for VMs upgrade service
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/upgradeserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: ←[1;32m←[Kactive (running)←[m←[K since Mon 2018-03-19 16:00:39 UTC; 1 months 19 days ago
           ├─133150 /bin/sh /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.IUaJDl 2
           ├─133448 systemctl status upgradeserver
           └─133449 grep --color=always ←[1;32m←[Kactive (running)←[m←[K -B2

Completed running post-upgrade script...
  Cleanup    : xtract-vm-1.1.3-1.x86_64                                     2/2
  Verifying  : xtract-vm-1.1.4-1.x86_64                                     1/2
  Verifying  : xtract-vm-1.1.3-1.x86_64                                     2/2

  xtract-vm.x86_64 0:1.1.4-1


Upgrade from version 1.1.3 to 1.1.4 completed [OK] (Xtract for VMs) »
  • Log in to Nutanix Xtract Web UI and verify version

Nutanix Xtract VM 1.1.4

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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Thanks. Worked like a charm

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