Nutanix CE 5.6
I have been running Nutanix CE at home for quite a while now and the new version has just dropped so I had to try it out. I decided to destroy the current ( Single Node ) Cluster that I was running and start again. This was for a few reasons but primarily I wanted to introduce disk redundancy and add some extra drives. I was previously running this on a Dell T20 with 1x Sandisk 240GB SSD and 1x WD Red 3TB drive. So I added another WD Red and SSD. I have also moved over to using an old Intel 80Gb SSD as the boot volume (rather than a USB stick)
I decided to stck with the orginal installer method and copyied the new build onto the SSD
Then run the installer and choose not to build a cluster. I then needed to revoke the previous SSH keys for the Host and the CVM ( as i had used the same address’s)
I then SSH’d into the CVM and create the single node cluster but with disk redundancy
On login to Prism Element the cluster shows that Im now on the later version and I now do indeed have storage redundancy. The big green ok shows this at a glance. The middle image shows a detailed view confirming that all the required components can tolerate a failure but obviously I cant tolerate a host loss as i only have 1 (last image ) 🙁
The cluster is pretty bare at the moment but I will start adding back the various systems.