Nutanix: Deploy Single-Node Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 over VMware vSphere 6.7 in Nested Mode – OVF Format

Greetings friends, I have told you on numerous occasions how to deploy Nutanix Community Edition on different platforms such as VMware Fusion, using ISO, using PowerShell to create a cluster of three nodes, and so on. Today I bring you something much simpler, it only takes 5 minutes to have a Single-Cluster since I have altruistically created an OVF image ready for you to try Community Edition today.

System requirements to deploy Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 in OVF format

I want to emphasize that this image is based on the latest version of Nutanix Community Edition 5.10, which was announced a few days ago, and that this OVF is intended only to be deployed nested on vSphere or ESXi, we go with the requirements, the image is consuming the following, but you can edit CPU and RAM:
  • Intel CPU, 4 cores minimum, with VT-x support enabled. The image has 8 Cores, 2 processors of 4.
  • Memory 16GB minimum. The image has 24GB
  • Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server to install Hypervisor Acropolis, ≥ 16GB
  • Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server, ≥ 200GB per server. We'd better deploy it over SSD.
  • Cold Tier (HDD) One SSD for each server minimum, ≥ 500GB per server.
If we meet the requirements, for example in my case I have a SSD of 1TB and launched there all the OVF with their disks and everything.

Nutanix: Deploy a Single-Node Nutanix Community Edition 5.6 (ISO) on VMware vSphere 6.5 in Nested mode

Greetings friends, in previous posts about Nutanix I showed you how to launch Nutanix Community Edition on VMware vSphere using the.img image that Nutanix offered us: These posts and videos, with hundreds of visits were fine, but now and in real great news, Nutanix has announced its Nutanix Community Edition 5.6, which in addition to all the news that includes AOS 5.6, give us a simple ISO image so that we can deploy Nutanix Community Edition much more easily, when you finish, you can view a PRISM like this:

Downloading the Nutanix Community Edition

You will need to login at next.nutanix.com and go to the Nutanix Community section and then to Download Software.