First time attempting to install Nutanix. I’m experienced with VMWare, but I wanted to try out Nutanix, mainly as I read it will allow me to create a single-node cluster, using locally attached NVMe disks without the overhead (headache) of vSAN (that doesn’t work as a single-node).
Running through the installer, I see I have to specify an AHV (equivalent of ESX?) boot disk and CVM boot disk that requires a disk of at least 200GB.
If I understand correctly, CVM is the equivalent of vCentre Server (VCSA).
Firstly, can I install this CVM somewhere else?
Secondly, I don’t have a separate disk of >=200GB that I want to waste on CVM. I have a 128GB SSD that I would have used for data, but the installer won’t let me and I can’t use it for CVM either because it’s too small. If I can’t farm off the CVM to another device, is there a way to override this limitation? Even fat old VCSA only uses 72GB across its 13 disks. What is in CVM!
These are my disks. As you can see, to install CVM on its own disk is going to waste valuable storage.
|Device||Size (GB)||Intended use|
|SSD||128||Data (or CVM if I must)|
|DOM||64||AHV (ideally + CVM)|
Thank you in advance.