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Seeking documentation on new Acropolis installation

  • 4 February 2020
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I have a cluster running on an NX-3060-G5 with XenServer hypervisor that I want to completely rebuild on Acropolis. I’m looking for documentation on how to do this. Our original cluster was built by a Nutanix engineer onsite and I recall he had to install the foundation software on another machine, but I don’t recall all of the steps he took. Can someone point me in the right direction? 

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Best answer by vkumarjr 5 February 2020, 02:09

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@edctx 

You are welcome !!!

Thanks for the response vkumarjr.

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Note:
1) When you mean Acropolis, i am presuming Acropolis Hypervisor.
2) Your setup falls under Bare-metal nodes category since those are currently not factory prepared.

Now, you could choose anyone option mentioned below ( Not sharing few other options considering ease of use )

1) Foundation app / Portable foundation

FOUNDATION APP (BETA RELEASE)
https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Field-Installation-Guide-v4-3:v43-portable-foundation-app-c.html

Portable Foundation aka Foundation App - Installation and Troubleshooting
https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/kbs/details?targetId=kA00e000000LKUsCAO

              Note: IPMI IPv4 required on the nodes

2) CVM based foundation 

PREPARE FACTORY-IMAGED NODES FOR FOUNDATION
https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Field-Installation-Guide-v4-3:v43-foundation-cluster-imaging-t.html#ntask_pvz_cfl_dt

             Note: For CVM based foundation to work CVMs foundation service must be running, which means nodes must be like factory default( No configuration in nodes in any way and are not part of a cluster )

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Would like share following note before you begin, this is a common note/caution irrelevant of which option you choose.

>Imaging or configuring bare metal nodes should be performed only by Nutanix sales engineers and partners. For any assistance with this procedure, sales engineers and partners should contact Nutanix support.

 

HTH