Update 1: 28/05/2020 for Step 26
Optional: Modify the Pre-Requisite Checks for the installer, depending on your hardware.
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 26.1: Login as ‘root’ (password ‘nutanix/4u’)
Step 26.2: Edit /home/install/phx_iso/phoenix/sysUtil.py
#Modify the SVM Requirments
SVM_GB_RAM = 16
#Modify the CVM requirements
custom_ram = 8
Step 26.3: Save and start the installation
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.
You may want to mention…there is quite a long time you’ll see the message…
“Waiting for the Nutanix Controller VM to start up……”
Be patient and it will come up to the next screen.
Hi, Kool stuff… Is it possible to create a 3 node cluster on VMware Workstation with Community edition.
Yes, It is. You’ll need enough hardware.
I followed all the steps and it installed everything correctly (thanks for the steps!!). My screen in the VM now shows me the CVM IP. However, when I try to get to the IP from a browser the connection times out. Any ideas of how to troubleshoot this or what may be going on?
I’m facing the same issue. How did you fix it?
Maybe “NAT” for the virtual NICs is not quite the best option if you want to access PRISM from outside the NATted network.