Moving CVM to another folder in VSphere

  • 8 April 2020
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I am using Nutanix on VSphere 6.5, and am affected by the 100% Memory usage alerts as described in KB article 000004465.

I would like to create a folder in VSphere called Nutanix CVMs, which will not have the memory alerts enabled, and would like to move the CVM VMs in to this folder.

Can anyone advise whether it’s safe to move a CVM VM in to another folder after is has been deployed?

Part of me thinks this is a safe / normal procedure, as I’ve done it countless times with normal VMs. However, due to the complex nature of hyper-converged infrastructure and CVMs I understand I need to be very careful.


Thanks for your help





Best answer by JeremyJ 9 April 2020, 22:06

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Hey @PBCloudEngineers , 

What you describe is a recommended workaround in the Nutanix KB on this issue, “CVM Memory is 100% in Prism and Web Client with ESXi 6.5 or later”  

In a more general sense, most caveats and recommendations for management of the CVMs in a vSphere cluster should be covered in our vSphere Administration Guide for Acropolis . This doc goes over the vSphere cluster configuration settings that matter for CVM’s, like enabling HA and DRS with overrides for the CVMs, and turning off features like SIOC and APD-handling.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you still have questions.