Phoenix Installation Directly on a Node

  • 25 January 2023
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Hello Ma’am and Sir,

Does anybody tried installing or imaging a single node using phoenix? please i need some help/procedure for this as I can’t access the links given in this page it only shows “Not Found or Fordbidden”: Appendix: Imaging A Node (Phoenix) | Nutanix Community…...specifically in “Installing the Controller VM and Hypervisor by using Phoenix” and “Imaging Bare Metal Nodes”…..

I created bootable phoenix using USB then i am now in the root@phoenix but I bet it requires some commands to push but have no idea on the commands and theres no search result in the internet regarding that


Best answer by Kcmount 25 January 2023, 07:45

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It is much easier to foundation the single node with the correct versions.  

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im installing AOS version on a 2 node cluster but it ends up in the result says “Warning skipping <ImagingStepRAIDCheckPhoenix(<NodeConfig(IP) because dependencies not met, failed task: [<ImagingStepInitIPMI(<NodeConfig(IP)>)]” so now Im resorting on phoenix imaging 1 node at a time but i dunno the next steps when i reach root@phoenix

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it's like the issue in here: AOS installation failed with error "Failed to register internal hypervisor" and "because dependencies not met" | Nutanix Community

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Yeah, I had to do this recently because I couldn't use Foundation.

Did you generate the Phoenix ISO, including the hypervisor image etc.?

You shouldn't land at a prompt, it should boot into an installer.

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hmmm i just downloaded and tried Phoenix ISO only both from the portal and generated version but ends up in the prompt, sorry, so i need to use phoenix ISO and ahv ISO at the same time in 1 bootable usb drive? pls guide me.

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Aha, I suspect that's the problem, I don't think you have the AOS and hypervisor baked in.

Take a look at this, ignore it being Lenovo 

How to create a Phoenix ISO or AHV ISO from a Controller VM for the ThinkAgile HX Series

You're after the command that includes the AHV and AOS bits. You can do this from the foundation VM on a laptop etc. to make the ISO, then boot from it on your host.

It's discouraged as Jeroen said because foundation is easier, but occasionally, we have to do these things :)

I'll be in my office in a few hours time if you need step by step commands :)

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thanks much for this @Kcmount  will check this out once get back to the office

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No worries :) 

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Hello @Kcmount actually the HW model is Supermicro SYS-6029P-TR but its not validated by Nutanix itself as it wasn’t came from Nutanix validation and Hardware test. is there any implication with regards to that?

BTW I haven’t tested the commands you gave to me yet but will update you once I do. thanks much sir!

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Hey, not sure if it will work but its worth a try :)