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Connection to Nutanix

Create and manage connections and resources describes the wizards that create a connection. The following information covers details specific to Nutanix.


Before creating a connection to Nutanix, you need to first finish setting up your Nutanix account as a resource location. See Nutanix virtualization environments.

Create a connection to Nutanix

The following information is a supplement to the guidance in Connections and resources. To create a Nutanix connection, follow the general guidance in that article, minding the details specific to Nutanix.

In the Add Connection and Resources wizard, select the Nutanix connection type on the Connection page, and then specify the address and credentials, plus a name for the connection. On the Network page, select a network for the hosting unit.

The following connection types are available for selection: Nutanix AHV, Nutanix AHV DRaaS, and Nutanix AHV PC.

  • For Nutanix AHV, specify the Prism Element (PE) cluster address and credentials.

  • For Nutanix AHV PC, specify the Prism Central (PC) address and credentials.


    Currently, the connection type Nutanix AHV PC is only used for creating connection to Nutanix Cloud Cluster (NC2) on Azure. Also, a machine catalog can only be hosted on a single cluster in a NC2 on Azure connection.

  • For Nutanix AHV DRaaS, specify the DRaaS tenant address and username. Import your private and public Nutanix DRaaS credential files (.pem).


If you deploy machines using Nutanix AHV (Prism Element) as the resource, select the container where the VM’s disk resides.

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