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Homelab on 3 Supermicro nodes

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Homelab on 3 Supermicro nodes

Hardware Infra

3 nos. of Super micro Servers with below configuration.

(Per Server Configuration)

3  X 8GB Pendrive

2 x 240GB SSD

3  X 240GB HDD

16 X 8GB RAM

 

Installation Steps:-

  1. Download NutanixCE image
  2. Unzip the image, it will unzip from .gz to .img

 

  1. Download and install Win32 Disk Imager for create bootable Pen drive using the .img image

 

  1. Connect the bootable pen drive to one of the physical server and boot it from pen drive.
  2. Below window will appear.

Enter

 

Type install

Select by default US and Proceed

 

Provide Host IP address, subnet and gateway

Provide CVM IP address, subnet and gateway

Accept licence

Start

 

The process will take 10mins to complete

After 10mins CVM IP address will appear on your screen.

 

Follow the same steps for remaining two servers and finish the installation.

 

This Lab IP Configuration:-

1st Node:-

Host IP: - 192.168.11

CVM IP:- 192.168.1.13

2nd Node:-

Host IP: - 192.168.1.100

CVM IP: - 192.168.1.101

3rd Node:-

Host IP: - 192.168.1.102

CVM IP: - 192.168.1.103

Creation of cluster:-

Confirm all the 3 CVMs IP addresses are reachable

Access any server from Putty (CVM IP)

User Name: - nutanix

Password: - Nutanix/4u 

Type below command for create cluster:-

cluster –s 192.168.1.103, 192.168.1.13, 192.168.1.101 create

Type the IP address in browser to access the server through PRISM

Username

Password

Change ADMIN password

Create your ID in Nutanix, if already created

Type the ID and password

PRISM Management Console will appear

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