Brand New Install. No Web Gui

  • 28 February 2024
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Hello all!  My work uses Nutanix in a three node cluster, but I didn’t have anything to do with setting it up.  For my home, I’m installing CE on a Lenovo workstation with a Xeon E-2134 processor, 16 gigs of ram (getting more).  I installed the CVM to a 250 gig Samsung.  I have a 500 gig SSD and a 12 TB HDD set for data drives.  The hypervisor installed to a USB 3 drive.

The install didn’t throw any errors, but neither the host ( nor the CVM ( have a web interface.  Checking those IP’s there’s no port 80 or 443 open.  I can SSH into the AHV host, but that’s it.  I’m not sure what to do from there.  I saw something about running the cluster command from the cli, but the AHV doesn’t have that.

I’m sure that I’m missing something basic.

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Is the CVM actually running? By default the CVM is assigned 50GB of RAM, if you only have 16 it might not be running. I had to change the memory allocation size following the directions here:

  1. Reboot the host to see if the service is running (systemctl status ahv_first_boot.service)
  2. When it is running check the given memory to the cvm:
    1. virsh list --all 
    2. virsh dominfo <cvm name>
  3. Probably the cvm has 50GB memory. This needs to be lowered (For example to 20GB)
  4. virsh edit <cvm name>
    1. Change the number for line memory limit to 20971520
    2. Change the number for line currentmemory unit to 20971520
    3. Change the number for line cell and behind memory to 20971520
  5. Save the config and try to start the CVM (virsh start <cvm name>)
  6. Wait for 20 minutes. 
  7. When cvm is running do a final restart of the whole node, just to be sure all is oke when doing a cold boot. (This step can be skipped)
  8. Now proceed creating the cluster. 


During the install did you specify if it was a single node cluster? If you didn’t specify that then you’ll have to manually create the cluster