You can re-image the nodes using Foundation without creating a cluster, and install AHV as the hypervisor. Just run the command phyton reboot_to_host.py to boot up your installed hypervisor: The hypervisor boots now normally and also the CVM is started automatically afterwards. You may have already tried to reboot / reset the node but you will always end up in the Phoenix ISO. STARTING A NODE IN A CLUSTER (AHV) Basic workflow on how to start an AHV node-. For details on how to do this see the Field Installation Guide https://support-portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Field-Installation-Guide-v4-5:Field … I just want to make sure what the proper method for shutting a host down in vshpere. (IPMI is what we use here due to that the HW is Nutanix). Find the name of the Controller VM. Step 1 : To power on the Nutanix AHV host, need to press power button on Nutanix node or we can use the IPMI web console/iDrac/iLO etc. Shutting down and Restarting a Nutanix Cluster requires some considerations and ensuring proper steps are followed - in order to bring up your VMs & data in a healthy and consistent state. If the CVM is shut off, start it. How to check if Acropolis hosts are in maintenance mode. Make a note of the Controller VM name in the second column. Log in to CVM over SSH and get into acli. Log on to the AHV host with SSH. Find the name of Controller VM (cvm) Determine if CVM is running. @Billal Depending on your location the Nutanix nodes could be shipped with no OS or could be pre-loaded with AHV and AOS. Hey all, We have to shut down one of our Nutanix devices to replace a faulty fan. Note : After we have successfully powered on the Nutanix AHV host, it will automatically power on the Nutanix CVM without any manual interference. Start Node AHV. Customers and Studies show that using Nutanix with AHV provides better TCO than other virtualization solutions Exceptional Performance AHV not only streamlines operations but is tuned to deliver optimal application performance on Nutanix HCI for the most demanding enterprise applications If the node is in maintenance mode, Log on to the CVM of this host and take the node out of the maintenance mode. Determine if the Controller VM is running. Nutanix is a Hypervisor agnostic platform, it supports AHV, Hyper-V, ESXi and XEN. From acli, type host. May 10, 2017. Log on to AHV host with SSH. Today is a quick post on how to check or put Acropolis node into maintenance mode. If the Controller VM is off, a line similar to the following should be returned: NTNX-12AM2K470031-D-CVM shut off root@ahv# virsh list –all | grep CVM.