I’ve installed NutanixCE (twice!) on my existing hardware (custom SuperMicro servers, not Nutanix hardware, though they meet the required specs). We found it useful, and decided to spring for Ultimate Licenses for the non-Community Edition.
So I’ve got those licenses, but now I’m having a heck of a time figuring out what to download and install! For CE, there was a nice procedure to create an install image on a thumb drive, but I’m not seeing the same thing for non-CE.
Can anyone point me to documentation that spells out what needs to be downloaded and how to install it?
I’ve already found the AHV admin guide, but that doesn't have installation instructions.
I’ve found the “Field Installation Guide - Foundation 4.5.x”, but the “https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Field-Installation-Guide-v4_5:Prepare%20Bare-Metal%20Nodes%20for%20Imaging” section seems impossibly complicated; do I really need to install and configure a VM on virtual box on a laptop in order to install AHV on my hardware?
Is AHV even the right thing for me to be installing? Am I better off installing ESXi (which I can do with a thumb drive, not having to set up a separate configuration VM) first, and AOS nodes on top of that?
I’d appreciate some help to get me out of my confusion; even just links to the right docs to get me oriented would be great.