Product Documentation

Publish to Nutanix AHV

Jan 11, 2018

A Layered Image is a virtual machine that App Layering composited from the Layers and settings specified in an Image Template. You can publish one or more Layered Images to Nutanix AHV. You can also add each one to a collection, provisioning service, or other method for provisioning your systems.


Publish a Layered Image

In the Images module, select one or more Image Templates to publish.

On the Action menu, select Publish Layered Image.

On the Confirm and Complete page, select Publish Layered Images. For each template, this starts a task called Publishing Layered Image. When each task completes, the task description provides the information you need to navigate to the image in your environment.

Use the information in the expanded Packaging Disk Task to navigate to the location in Nutanix AHV where the Layered Image is published.

In the Prism console, power on the Packaging Machine VM. This enables the Guest OS to run and then any Layer scripts to run through the App Layering kmssetup.cmd functionality.

You can use scripts to perform important Layer-specific steps, for example, activating Microsoft Office, which may need to be done before the virtual machine is used to create or update a Machine Creation Services catalog.


You can run Layer scripts by using the App Layering kmssetup.cmd functionality, App Layering run-once script support, or run the scripts manually.

After the virtual machine is in the desired state, shut down the virtual machine. If you need to shut it down manually, do so now. Otherwise, wait for the script you've configured to do so.