Deploy Nutanix CE 5.5 onto bare metal Oracle Ravello

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For a long time, I have wanted to build a Nutanix Community Edition (CE) cluster but never had the hardware to be able to do so. Enter Ravello by Oracle. I have covered deploying a VMware VCSA onto Ravello in a previous blog post if you would like to find out a bit more about what Ravello is.

Now those of you out there that are already familiar with Ravello and indeed Nutanix CE may already be aware that there is a pre-compiled Nutanix CE blueprint available in the Ravello repo. So why am I deploying my own lab from scratch? I wanted to know exactly how to build the lab in Ravello and also learn how to create a Nutanix cluster from the ground up. Deploying a CE image from the repo doesn’t really satisfy these goals, although I did draw some inspiration from the blueprint for the initial VM configuration.

So, without further ado, here is how to create your own Nutanix CE cluster on top of Oracle Ravellos cloud offering.


Step 1 – Join the Nutanix community.

Register for a Nutanix CE account here, you will need this to be able to download the software and also once

Want to learn more? Read the source post!