NutanixCE HardwareCompatibility


I am a bit confused about Nutanix CE requirements from Storage Controller perspective.
I have gone through -

Will the below hardware support Community Edition?
Lenovo TS150 - Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6. 3.3GHz 4x16GB 1x 2TB Enterprise SATA 3.5" SATA. RAID 0,1,5,10 (RAID 121i)
The vendor says - "SAS HBA wont support above server with CE"

I just need some basic tower server which can run CE. What should I look for from Storage Controller/HBA requirements?

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Hope this helps. Please review the following:

Host bus adapter (HBA)Community Edition supports Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) SATA, or LSI controller with:
  • IT mode (Nutanix testing shows better performance than IR)
  • IR mode with pass-through
  • IR mode with RAID-0

Minimum System Requirements

Intel CPUs, 4-cores minimum, with VT-x support

16GB RAM minimum

Storage Subsystem
LSI controller (HBA, JBOD or RAID 0 mode) or AHCI storage sub-systems

Hot Tier (SSD)
Single 200GB minimum SSD

Cold Tier (HDD)
Single additional 500GB minimum device

Intel NICs recommended

Boot Device
8GB minimum, USB3.0 media recommended