App Layering

Nutanix AHV

When creating a Platform layer, the software installers for your hypervisor must be available in a location that’s accessible to the packaging machine where you are creating the layer. If you are publishing to a provisioning service or using a connection broker, the tools for those services must also be accessible from the packaging machine.

Nutanix AHV (Acropolis) prerequisites

  • Nutanix Prism account and privileges

    • A Nutanix Prism account (new or existing) to use for App Layering.
    • The account must have privileges to perform the following operations:
      • VM operations:
        • clone
        • delete
        • power on/off
        • attach virtual disks
      • Image operations:
        • create
        • update (aka upload)
        • delete
      • Virtual disks
        • create
        • attach to VMs
  • Nutanix AHV software and settings

    Access to the VM Mobility Tools to install on the layer.

  • Nutanix AHV resource information

    The Acropolis Server info listed in Nutanix AHV connector configuration or Machine Creation for Nutanix AHV connector configuration.

  • Nutanix AHV Connector

    When creating layers for the Nutanix environment, you must use a Nutanix AHV Connector Configuration. The Machine Creation for Nutanix AHV Connector does not support Layer creation.

Connection Broker prerequisites

You need any installers, tools, and settings required to run your connection broker on the hypervisor you are using.

Nutanix AHV