Nutanix CE installs but CVM does not create cluster

  • 14 September 2021
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I followed this guide:

Installing Nutanix Community Edition (CE) on vSphere 7 - Derek Seaman's IT Blog

To test a install of AHV/Prism CE and the AHV host installs fine but the CVM can not get to the outside world or ping ip’s.

I can ssh to the CVM from the host on the correct IP and do the one_node_cluster create command but it just fails with `Failed to reach a node where Genesis is up` if I do `genesis start` it gets past that but just hangs after it starts up some services during the create.

I tried not checking the one_node_cluster option in the install and doing it manually afterwards, but I get the same results.

Happy to provide any info. The gateway etc look fine in the `/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0` file


Best answer by mikkisse 14 September 2021, 06:34

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It finally installed correctly, but I can not reach the CVM from an external source or ping it. It seems the host is not allowing traffic to the CVM from outside, how do I correct that piece?

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You can also use my article it’s in russian but translate button in the left bottom corner.

In case of vSphere - check your vSwitch settings, Promiscuous Mode, Mac Address changes and Forged transmits should be in accept mode.

Thank you so much, that got it working. Cheers