In this post series, we will install and configure Nutanix CE on VMware Workstation 15. I’m deploying it on my machine using the VMware Workstation 15. I really got benefit from an article written by Joep Piscaer to build it up.
Intel i5-7200 @ 2.5 GHz
VMware Workstation 15
Download the NutanixCE:
Step 1– Extract the ce-2019.02.11-stable.img.gz
Step 2– Rename the ce-2019.02.11-stable.img to ce-flat.vmdk
Step 3– Download the disk descriptor file from here , rename it to ce.vmdk
Build A Nutanix Node
Step 4– Open VMware Workstation, File –> New Virtual Machine –> Select Custom and click Next.
Step 14: Attach an existing the disk. Select the image/disk descriptor file created in the above section.
Step 16: Click finish;
Step 18 – Modify the VM Settings again to add the Hard Disks [200GB HDD, 500GB] and the Virtualization Engine [VTx/EPT].
Step 26 – Start VM.
Step 27: When booted, follow the instructions and type install at the login.
Step 30: Assign Static IPs for the KVM Host & CVM and mark the checkbox “Create single-node cluster”
Step 32- Navigate to your CVM via IP address provided in step 30.
Step 33: Change password.
Step 34: Login with your NEXT Account credentials
Step 36: Now, you are then into PRISM, controlling your single KVM host.