Nutanix Community Edition announced

A really short blog post but the content is really awesome. A lot of my readers have asked me about how to run the Nutanix software based hyper converged solution in a home lab. Today i got the answer and it is spelled Nutanix Community Edition (CE).
The CE was announced by Nutanix today and will be released as a public bete June 8th meaning the same day as the first day of the Nutanix .Next conference.

To sign up for CE, click the following link. And if this wasn’t enough, Nutanix also gives you the chance to win a free home lab valued up to 3 000 USD. But hurry up, the first 500 who register for the CE will be included in the home lab drawing and also some free .Next Conference passes.

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The only requirement is that you to be part of the NEXT Community and also send anonymized logs to Nutanix so the product can be improved to use.

Below are the minimum hardware requirements to run CE:

  • Servers
    • 1, 3 & 4 servers
  • CPU
    • Intel CPUs, 4 cores minimum, with VT-x support
  • Memory
    • 16GB minimum
  • Storage Subsystem
    • RAID 0 (LSI HBAs) or AHCI storage sub-systems
  • Hot Tier (SSD)
    • One SSD per server minimum, ≥ 200GB per server
  • Cold Tier (HDD)
    • One HDD per server minimum, ≥ 500GB per serve
  • Networking
    • Intel NICs

Last thing, the CE will be available at no cost!

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Read the Nutanix official press release here including some early beta participants comments.