Got a used Nutanix box off eBay - how to get started?

  • 15 August 2017
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Hey guys, I got a Nutanix box off eBay, trying to see if I can run some of my stuff in my basement off this new puppy. It does not seem to boot and gets stuck before I see the ESXi console. What's the quickest way to get started?

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With purchasing the unit second hand you would not have access to support or our builds which is required to reimage a cluster.

The easiest option would be to erase the data and build the cluster with community edition (CE) that is based on AHV. This is freely available and support is available via the community forums.

Otherwise, you could attempt to research why ESXi is not booting and if fixable you would then find out what condition the CVM's and cluster is in. Only then know if it would be workable for your lab.