NUTANIX CLUSTERS REGISTRATION
To register for Nutanix Clusters, you must have a My Nutanix account. A My Nutanix account allows you to access, manage, and use Nutanix Clusters. Your My Nutanix account is your first point of access to Nutanix Clusters. After you create a My Nutanix account, you can onboard into Nutanix Clusters either by signing up for one of the paid plans and applying Nutanix licenses at the same time.
You can also start a 30-day free trial of Nutanix Clusters.
Nutanix Clusters Hybrid Subscription Model:
You can sign up for Nutanix Clusters with any one of the payment plans (Pay As You Go or Cloud Commit) and apply Nutanix software licenses (that you might already have purchased or planning to purchase) such as Prism Pro, Files, and more at the same time. If you choose to apply licenses, the licenses are consumed first and then your payment plan falls back to the one you selected. If you do not have licenses or do not plan to purchase licenses, you can simply select one of the payment plans and still use all the Nutanix features. In this case, depending on your payment plan, an invoice is generated for your usage every month.
Note: With your Nutanix Clusters subscription, you can use Nutanix Files upto 1 TB storage for free. If you require more than 1 TB storage, you are charged additionally in your payment plan or you must separately purchase the Files license.
You must have a My Nutanix Account to access the Nutanix Clusters console.
Onboarding into Nutanix Clusters (Free Trial)
Before you sign up for a paid plan to use Nutanix Clusters, you can start a 30-day free trial. To continue to use Nutanix Clusters after the trial period ends, you must upgrade your plan to one of the paid plans.
Switching From a Free Trial to a Paid Plan
To continue to use Nutanix Clusters after the trial period ends, you must upgrade your plan to one of the paid plans.
Onboarding into Nutanix Clusters (Paid Plans)
You can sign up for any of the available payment plans of Nutanix Clusters.
Switching from Pay As You Go to Cloud Commit
You can switch your payment plan from Pay As You Go to Cloud Commit.
Switching from Cloud Commit to Pay As You Go
You can switch your payment plan from Cloud Commit to Pay As You Go.
Canceling the Pay as You Go Plan
When you cancel your Pay As You Go plan, your plan is deactivated at the end of the current billing schedule. You can revoke the cancellation of your plan at the most two times before the plan is deactivated. You cannot revoke the cancellation after the plan has been deactivated. Nutanix bills you for the usage of the Nutanix Clusters service from the time you cancel the plan until the end of the current billing schedule.
GETTING STARTED WITH NUTANIX CLUSTERS
Perform the tasks described in this section to get started with Nutanix Clusters on AWS.
Before you get started, ensure that you have registered for Nutanix Clusters from the My Nutanix portal. See Nutanix Clusters Registration for more information.
After you create a cluster in AWS, set up the network and security infrastructure in AWS and the cluster for your user VMs. See User VM (UVM) Network Management and Security for more information.
Requirements for Nutanix Clusters on AWS
This guide assumes prior knowledge of the Nutanix stack and AWS EC2, VPC, and CloudFormation services and familiarity of AWS framework is highly recommended to operate significant deployments on AWS.
Following are the limitations of Nutanix Clusters in this release:
Non-Applicable On-Premises Configurations and Settings
Following is a list of the configurations and settings that are supported in an on-premises Nutanix cluster, but are not applicable to a cluster running in AWS.
Nutanix Clusters Infrastructure Deployment
To deploy a Nutanix Clusters infrastructure, configure the entities listed in this topic in AWS and the Nutanix Clusters console.
Creating an Organization in the Nutanix Clusters Console
An organization in the Nutanix Clusters console allows you to segregate your clusters based on your specific requirements. For example, create an organization Finance and then create a cluster in the Finance organization to run only your finance-related applications.
Adding an AWS Cloud Account to Nutanix Clusters
To add your AWS account to Nutanix Clusters, you must specify your AWS cloud account name, cloud account ID, create and verify a CloudFormation stack in the AWS console, and select an AWS region in which you want to create Nutanix clusters.
Create a cluster in AWS by using Nutanix Clusters. Your Nutanix cluster runs on an EC2 bare metal instance in AWS.
Logging into a Cluster by Using the Prism Element Web Console
Use the Prism Element web console to log on to your Nutanix cluster running in AWS.
Logging into a Cluster by Using SSH
You can also use SSH to log on to a node and CVMs in your cluster. Log on to your cluster by using the SSH key pair you created or selected when you created the cluster.
For more information on Nutanix Clusters, please visit Nutanix Clusters Guide
For release notes information, please follow Nutanix Clusters on AWS Release Notes
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