HomeLab Setup

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Homelab on 3 Supermicro nodes


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.



Type install

Select by default US and Proceed


Provide Host IP address, subnet and gateway

Provide CVM IP address, subnet and gateway

Accept licence



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


2nd Node:-

Host IP: -


3rd Node:-

Host IP: -


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,, create

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



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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