Citrix DaaS

Nutanix cloud and partner solutions

Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) supports the following Nutanix cloud and partner solution:

  • Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS

Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS

Citrix DaaS supports Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS. Nutanix clusters simplify how applications are run on private or multiple public clouds. For more information on Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS, see Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS Deployment and User Guide.


This support provides the same functionality as a Nutanix on-premises cluster. Only a single cluster is supported, the Prism Element. For more information, see here.


You need the following accounts to use Nutanix Clusters on AWS:

  • A Nutanix account
  • An AWS account with the following permissions:
    • IAMFullAccess
    • AWSConfigRole
    • AWSCloudFormationFullAccess

Create a Nutanix Cluster

To create a Nutanix Cluster:

  1. Log in to your Nutanix account.
  2. Locate the Nutanix cluster option, and click Launch. The Nutanix Console opens. For more information, see Get Started with Nutanix Cluster on AWS.
  3. Choose to create a new VPC.

The cluster creation process might fail with the following errors:

  • Cluster failed to create within a given time. Deleting cluster.
  • Host Nutanix Cluster - Node XXXXXXXXXXX: Instance i-xxxxxxxxxxxxx: disable network interface source/dest check error.
  • Host Nutanix Cluster - Node XXXXXXXXXXX: Unable to obtain instance i-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx network interface info.

If the cluster fails to create, then:

  • Try to recreate one in a different region.
  • Make sure to delete the Nutanix CloudFormation Stack (CFS) before retrying.

In addition to other resources, the Nutanix CFS creates:

  • 1 VPC named Nutanix Cluster xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • 2 subnets and
  • 1 Internet gateway
  • 1 NAT gateway

Once the cluster is created, retrieve the address of the Nutanix Prism:

  1. Go to the Nutanix Console.
  2. In the upper right on the console, hover over the link Launch Prism Element and copy the URL.

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