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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Setup Nutanix CE on Lab Environment

[Updated on 26 July 2018]
Note:- For Nutanix AHV 5.6

We are going to explore on Nutanix AHV. Here is my quick note on the configuration

[Preparation]

  • Use Vmware workstation
  • Download Nutanix CE  from here.
  • Extract ce-CE 2018.05.01-stable.img.gz and rename to ce-disk1.vmdk
  • Download disk descriptor from here and rename to ce.vmdk
[VM Preparation]
  • New VM with Guest OS version set to Centos 7 64 Bits
  • 4 vcpu
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Add SATA Disk , map to existing virtual disk- ce.vmdk
  • Add SATA Disk, create new disk -200GB
  • Add SATA Disk, create new disk - 500GB
  • Network to Internet (require for Nutanix NEXT access)

[Installation]

1. Boot up vm, login with credential -root, nutanix/4u (as password)
2.Modify some changes minimum value

Go to /home/install/phx_iso/phoenix/minimum_reqs.py
MIN_Memory_GB=12.0

Go to 

/home/install/phx_iso/phoenix/sysUtil.py
Modify:-
SSD_rdIOPS_thresh = 1000
SSD_wrIOPS_thresh = 1000

Modify
if os environment has key ("Comunity Edition")
Change custom_ram =6

return to logon screen, log off and begin installation by typing "install" on user


3. Assign static IP
4. Do not check "Create single node cluster"
Once installation complete, return to main screen.

5. Login with root
6. ssh to CVM "ssh nutanix@CVM_IP"
7. Create cluster -" cluster -s "CVM_IP" create "
Once cluster created, login using browser

[Access to CVM Administration]
1. Type http://CVM_IP


2. Login with default username "admin", password "admin"
3. Change default password.
4. Enter the Nutanix NEXT credential

Voila..... Nutanix CE is up and running



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