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Single node Nutanix

Hi community!

Is it possible to deploy single node Nutanix data center?

Let’s have a scenario...
I have data center on location x what is running n number of Nutanix nodes in cluster. Most of the workloads are in here.
But then... we have small factory / branch office in different country what is connected with 10 Mb MPLS or IP-VPN. For better performance I need some applications to run on their local LAN. But the workload is not that big that it would require more than one Nutanix node.

Can I run one single Nutanix node there and control if from single Prism instance?

(I am new to Nutanix so if there is concept errors just bare with me and please explain Smiley Wink )
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Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

@jlahtela

Currently single node setup is not possible with Nutanix.

In the upcoming release (5.5), we can do this configuration
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Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

@jlahtela

Currently minimum nodes required for creating Nutanix cluster is 3.

We can have a single node setup for replication, however won’t be able to run VMs on it.

We are expecting this feature in our new release and expected to be released shortly.
Adventurer

Re: Single node Nutanix

Hi,

 

If I do not want to create clusters?

 

If just want to run single node and manage it trough Prism?

Example I want to deploy Domain Controller and small file sever there.

 

That do not require clustering with 3 nodes... single server with hypervisor is just fine and file level backup from server.

 

This is not possible whit Nutanix?

Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

@jlahtela

Currently single node setup is not possible with Nutanix.

In the upcoming release (5.5), we can do this configuration
Adventurer

Re: Single node Nutanix

Okay thanks for info.
Do you know can it run with Acropolis hyper visor or is 3rd party needed for that?

Do you have idea of release date for 5.4 update?
Is it going to be this in NEXT conference, this year or H2 next year?

I think in our infra this is must have feature and now I am planning our future infrastructure so this is important to me.

Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

@jlahtela

 

We can have AHV & ESXi.

Expecting to be released by December 2017.

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Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

How many Remote sites do you want to deploy? 5.5 Release is before the end of this month so you will be ok to build this solution. Great on AHV and all managed from Prism Central.
Adventurer

Re: Single node Nutanix

Hi,

 

I only have one Dell System to test NutanixCE. Please lets me know where I can download CE 5.5 version.

Thank you much.

 
Nutanix Employee

Re: Single node Nutanix

Hi.

Please reach out to johan.vanaarde@nutanix.com for assistance. 

Not sure if its available for CE yet. 

Explorer

Re: Single node Nutanix

The AOS 5.5 is available today, and as per the release note:

 

"Single Node Clusters Running VMs FEAT-3346

Support for single node clusters running user VMs. Single Node clusters are fully supported with NX-1175S-G5. Limited user VM use is supported on NX-1155-G5 depending on the compute available and which only supports AHV."

 

Cheers