Nutanix Community Edition available

Approximately one month ago i wrote a blog post about the Nutanix Community Edition announcement which can be read here. By that time you could sign up for the public bete and i’m now happy to announce that the public beta is available.

Get your own CE code by making a comment on this blog post, send me, @magander3 or use the Author page to drop me an email.

Useful links for Nutanix CE:

In the previous blog post i did not include any information about features included so below is an impressive list including some of the features available in CE:

  • Acropolis Hypervisor
  • Analytics
  • API framework, Usable for
    • Automation
    • Development
    • Orchestration
  • Asynchronous DR
  • Compression
  • De-duplication
  • Erasure Coding
  • Shadow Cloning
  • Replication factor (RF) 1 and 2.
    • Single server (RF=1)
    • Three servers (RF=2)
    • Four servers (RF=2)
  • Self-Healing

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The same hardware requirements as mention in my announcement blog post still applies and includes:

  • Server – 1, 3 & 4 servers (Yes you donate need several server to start using Nutanix CE)
  • 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


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