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Hi All,

Is it really necessary to have both SSD and HDD to run CE? To my knowledge, I don't think it's necessary. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Mine initial plan is to have a single decent machine with 96Gb of ram and say 4tb of space. Would this be ok to run CE in a nested environment?

regards,
Alex

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Word is, you can indeed set up CE without any SSD. I have not personally done it, but here is a list of some resources that describe how to set flags so that HDD look like SSD to the system.

http://port5480.blogspot.com/2015/08/nutanix-community-edition-on-nested.html

This one is in french, but you can use google translate and easily see the process;
https://vprismeblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/nutanix-ce-installation-sans-ssd/

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I just tried this not long ago and was not successful in installing CE on a system without SSDs. These were on older Dell R600s systems with only HDD and I could not get past the boot phase. After trying on a Dell R700s system, with SSD, I could get to the logon screen and tweak the install to make it work with SSDs.
Thanks David

So it seems that a SSD for the installation of nutanix is necssary to kickstart the whole process.

Now in the market looking for a used HP wprkstation or used server,

Looking at 1 machine to run nested Nuanix CE

Thanks for all the replies.
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DavidBDC wrote:

I just tried this not long ago and was not successful in installing CE on a system without SSDs. These were on older Dell R600s systems with only HDD and I could not get past the boot phase. After trying on a Dell R700s system, with SSD, I could get to the logon screen and tweak the install to make it work with SSDs.


hi david,

i have installed my R710 without SSDs. my system run at 4xSAS 300GB RAID5 and SATA HDD 2TB RAID0. Just flag the SAS as non-rotational block then complete the installation.

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