Greetings friends, some time ago I showed you how to install Nutanix Community Edition using the ISO, but it is true that it gave some problems, you could not turn on VMs, and in the end, deploy it on VMware in a nested way, gave us many problems.
A few days ago, Nutanix surprised us with a new version, that if it works without any problem, in a very elegant and fast way, and with a surprise that I would like to try later. When you finish, you will be able to visualize a PRISM like this:
Downloading the Nutanix Community edition
We must log in at next.nutanix.com and go to the Nutanix Community section and then to Download Software. We will see there then a Post with the last image, as well as a Changelog with the improvements and functionalities:
Deploy Nutanix Community Edition 5.18 (ISO) on vSphere 7 in images
Once we have the ISO image already downloaded, we will have to start creating the VM in our vSphere environment, but before that, let me remind you of the system requirements:
Remember that we can launch a VM in Single-Node, as in this tutorial, or a cluster of 3 and 4 servers, for all of them we will have to have:
- Intel CPUs, 4 cores minimum, with VT-x support enabled.
- Memory 16GB minimum, I recommend 24GB, and to go well, 32GB.
- Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each server minimum to install the Acropolis Hypervisor, ≥ 16GB.
- Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each server minimum, ≥ 200GB per server.
- Cold Tier (HDD) One SSD for each server minimum, ≥ 500GB per server.
We can always assign more disks, but these requirements are the minimum so that you do not give an error when installing. We can also use VMXNET3 for the network adapter without any problem.
The time has come to give it the personalized touch so that everything works, from top to bottom, let’s start:
Installation of Nutanix Community Edition 5.18
- The type of display we want, whether ESXi or AHV!
- The disk configuration, being able to select which one we want for what purpose.
- The network configuration, one for the Hypervisor Acropolis itself and another for the virtual machine of CVM
- We will mark it as a Single-Node
- We will add a DNS server, read the EULA, and mark that we have read it:
Nutanix Community Edition 5.18 configuration
Remember that we have two IPs, the Acropolis one and the CVM one. Once we have pinged the CVM, we must login through SSH and create the cluster with the services. In my case, it is all single-node, but the idea is to create a cluster of more nodes in the following posts.
- CVM Username: nutanix / Acropolis Username: root
- Password: nutanix/4u
If we have selected a single-node in the previous configuration, this step is not necessary, after about five minutes it creates the cluster automatically. Create the cluster with the following command if you have not selected single-node, where the IP 192.168.1.163 is the IP you have selected for your CVM: We will change the default user and password:
Finally and for curiosity, I have created a Linux VM to see if I had to do something in the BIOS, etc. But luckily, this is the first time that Nutanix gives us an image in which we don’t have to configure absolutely anything:
That’s it friends, a great Nutanix release, and all in luxury.