Nutanix is providing Community Edition as a cloud-based, on-demand service Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform through Ravello Systems. Typical rates are about $1 USD per hour.

Requirements:

· Nutanix Next credentials www.nutanix.com/ce

· Upgraded/Paid Account with Ravello Systems www.ravellosystems.com

First, you will need to Logon & Browse to the Blueprint for Nutanix Community Edition

www.ravellosystems.com/repo/blueprints/65209959

The Blueprint (VM template) is a single-node cluster with:

· One Controller VM

· Acropolis hypervisor (AHV)

· Four (4) CPUs

· 16 GB RAM

· 1 TB disk storage (300 GB SSD/600 GB HDD/8 GB boot drive)

Note: Ravello free trial Account is limited to 8GB of RAM.

After Logging on, Click Add to Library.

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Enter a Name and Agree to the terms of service, then click Add.

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The browser will redirect you to https://cloud.ravellosystems.com/#/0/library/blueprints/

You can notice the Nutanix Community Edition Blueprint is listed under Library > Blueprints.

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Click on the Blueprint, Canvas Page will be displayed.

Click on the Nutanix CE 2015.11.17 and Click Create Application.

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On the Create Application Windows, add the name and description, then click Create.

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Select the Nutanix CE 2015.11.17 VM, Review the System Settings in the right panel, then Click Publish.

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On the Publish Application window, click on the Optimize for Performance and Select the preferred cloud platform then Click Publish

Note: Nutanix recommend the use of Amazon and ‘Performance Optimized’ tier.

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The VM is starting and You can see an hourglass while the application is being published. It takes about 10 minutes to start.

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The hourglass, then becomes a Play button to indicate CE has started.

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Wait another 10 minutes to allow the cluster resources to start.

Click on the Console to view the status of the AHV & CVM.

logon Using “Root” Account and Password “nutanix/4u”.

Type “virsh list” to view that status of the CVM.

Also, you may SSH to the CVM using the command “ssh nutanix@10. 1.1.11” with username “nutanix” and password “nutanix/4u”

To view the status of the cluster run the command “cluster status”

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Back again to the canvas page to get the public IP address for the Prism, in the lower right Summary, select NIC 1/1 from the External Access list.

This NIC’s IP address shown in the IP field will become the management IP address for the Prism web console as follows: https://IP_address:9440/

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Browse to the Prism web console URL with your specific IP address: https://IP_address:9440/

Note: “Oops – server error” message means the cluster has not started yet. Wait a few minutes more and refresh the browser page.

Logon using “admin” account with password “admin”.

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The Prism web console is prompts for new admin user password.

Create one, then you can log in with your new password.

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After logging in, you are prompted for your Nutanix Next credentials.

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After completing logon and validation, the Prism web console Home dashboard is displayed.

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References:

Nutanix Brings Community Edition To The Cloud

Running Community Edition On Demand

Video – Steps to get Community Edition running in Ravello

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