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Nutanix CE - Fresh install cannot access CVM


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Hi All,
I'm new to Nutanix CE and managed to install a single node cluster for testing and learning purposes. so far all good. The issue is the following: cannot access CVM

Setup:
Host: 192.168.1.39/24
GW: 192.168.1.8/24

CVM: 192.168.1.40/24
GW: 192.168.1.8/24

Laptop: 192.168.1.115/24

I can ping Host
I cannot Ping CVM

Host can ping CVM
CVM can ping Host

Host can SSH to CVM

Question is: Why I cannot access CVM:9440 to carry on with the rest of setup?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
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Best answer by Doma 13 February 2018, 00:22

Hi cfore-12988,

I managed to solve the issue. Basically I have created a new Distributed Port Group called "Nutanix" and changed the security settings allowing for Promiscuous mode. Then moved the "Nutanix VM" into this Port Group. I'm actually running this as a Nutanix CE nested on VMware.

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when accessing the cvm from a browser I have not been able to access the GUI by including the port (9440). If your DNS name for your CVM is "cvm", try using only "cvm/" in your browser. Do not enter the HTTPS or the :9440 i have found the splash page likes to do its own re-direct. Also check if you can ping the cvm by short name (cvm) or do you need to ping by the entire name for example cvm.local.domain either way you can successfully ping the cmv use that in your browser with a forward slash after the cvm name or ip.

Also ssh into your host and ensure the CVM is running. VIRSH LIST
if the CVM is not started you can search how to use the VIRSH to start the CVM. if you can SSH into your host you can SSH from the Host into the CVM. Check the CVM has all services started by typing CLUSTER STATUS if the services are not all running use CLUSTER START.

Let me know if that helps!
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Hi & thanks for your reply.
I have already tried your suggestions before posting on the forum.

What I do not understand is from my laptop I can ping the host but not the CVM
I can login to the Host and then SSH to CVM successfully.

Also managed to stop/start cluster and also run the script to update IP address for CVM. All good but still.. cannot ping CVM from laptop. To confirm both Host and CVM are on same subnet.

Checked also Routing tables on both and are absolutely fine. So not sure atm what else to check. For the record. I only have one DNS Server configured in my home lab. This is the same one other VMs are successfully using. VMs can get out with no problem. Should I add a public DNS as well on CVM?
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Hi cfore-12988,

I managed to solve the issue. Basically I have created a new Distributed Port Group called "Nutanix" and changed the security settings allowing for Promiscuous mode. Then moved the "Nutanix VM" into this Port Group. I'm actually running this as a Nutanix CE nested on VMware.

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