Download & Getting Started with CE 5.6

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Welcome to Nutanix Community Edition, this is where you will find the download bits for Community Edition (CE) 5.6

If you are contemplating use of Nutanix for business and production use, we highly recommend engaging in an actual POC with the partner or Nutanix account teams. The Community Edition is a technology demonstrator, and is not a replacement for production Acropolis devices, irrespective of the unavailability of enterprise support for the CE software.

Reminder: To activate your copy of Community Edition (CE), please ensure you have registered it

Nutanix CE Software
Current GA Code: CE 2018.05.01 see below for download bits

Documentation and Guides

Getting Started
Getting Started with Nutanix Community Edition
Installing Community Edition (video)

Nested Virtualization
6 Nested Virtualization Resources To Get You Started With Community Edition


Nutanix Public Documentation
Prism Element Web Console Guide
Prism Central Guide (includes Installing Prism Central on AHV) Video Guides
Networking in Nutanix Acropolis YouTube channel (Technical topics)

Nutanix Platform Professional Certification
Learn about our Nutanix platform administration course, available in different formats to fit your needs. Email for more information.

Download Filenames and MD5's

Reminder: To activate your copy of Community Edition (CE), please ensure you have registered at

👉The ISO has been removed pending some updates - stay tuned.

Disk Image-based Full Install

Metadata for AOS, AHV upgrades and PC deployment

AOS Upgrade

AHV Upgrade

Prism Central Deployment
Note: The metadata for deployment is included in the ZIP file above which has been updated since the initial posting.

Prism Central Upgrade
Note: Due to a problem that was not discovered until after the previous version was already released, 1-click upgrade of previous versions of CE PC to this version will not be possible. You will need to do a command-line upgrade. A separate thread will be posted in this forum describing that process. Note that no metadata file is required for command-line upgrades.

Latest VirtIO DriversVersion 1.1.1
MSI Installer for VirtIO 1.1.1

ISO Installer for VirtIO 1.1.1

Latest Citrix XenDesktop MCS Plugin for AHV Version

Latest Citrix Director Plugin Version
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