Nutanix Cluster on AWS

Today Nutanix brought great news to its customers: the possibility of creating a Nutanix Cluster on AWS. Providing more possibilities for customers to expand their environments to the Cloud.
I had the great opportunity to test the Nutanix Cluster on AWS before the official launch of Nutanix.
Below I will show the necessary steps to carry out the deployment of a Nutanix cluster on AWS.

Tip: First check if your AWS account has the possibility to create an instance of the metal type, for example i3.metal.
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First step: Add an AWS account
Step 1:
 Log in to My Nutanix portal, click on Launch.
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Step 2: After connecting to the Nutanix Cluster Console, you will need to add your AWS account. To get information, log into your AWS account.
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Step 3: On the Customer tab, click Add Cloud Account.
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Step 4: In Cluster Portal, add your account information and Click on Prepare Account with AWS CloudFormation.
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Step 5: You will be redirected to the AWS account, click on Create stack.
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Step 6: After you have completed the Stack creation step, go back to the Cluster Portal and click Verify to validate that step. Select the region of the datacenters and click Create.
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Step 7: The status of adding the account in the cloud can be checked on the Clusters portal. “R” status means that the cloud stack is “ready”.
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Step 8: After that,  will create an organization, click on Create Organization.
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Step 9: Enter the data and click Create.
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Now let’s go to the best part, creating the Nutanix Cluster.
Step 1: On the Clusters tab, click Create Cluster.
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Step 2: Enter the information below:
Name, Region and VPC. When configuring the VPC I preferred the Nutanix Cluster Console when creating the cluster, Nutanix Cluster to automatically set up the security groups with the necessary rules. To do this, click Create New.
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Step 3: Setting up the cluster:
Below are the selections required for the cluster setup:
AOS versions, cluster capacity, host type, number of nodes, etc. Enter the key name and generate the ssh key, download the generated key. Click “Next”.
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Step 4: In Prism Access select Public to be able to access the Prism Element, after creation.
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Step 5: Step 4: Check the options and click Next.
Check all the information and click Create.
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Step 6: The creation process takes a few minutes, approximately 30 minutes.
You can track the status:
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Step 7: While the process is not finished, we can check how the AWS environment is.
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Finally … now we have our Nutanix Cluster ready for us to access.
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For the post not to get too long I created another one accessing the Prism Element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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