Nutanix AHV: System Requirements

Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on at least one virtual machine in the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) cluster. The VSA proxy can access virtual machines and storage throughout the cluster. You can deploy additional VSA proxies as needed for load balancing.

The Virtual Server Agent should be installed on virtual machines that meet the following requirements.

  • Minimum of 100 GB disk space recommended.

  • Minimum of 4 GB RAM required beyond the requirements of the operating system and running applications.

You can deploy the Virtual Server Agent on VMs running the following operating systems:

  • Windows proxies

    • Windows Server 2019 (including Core Edition)

    • Windows Server 2016 (including Core Edition)

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (including Core Edition)

    For Windows proxies, use the Windows diskpart command to disable automount and set the SAN policy to OfflineAll. If these features are enabled, they interfere with disk HotAdd operations that are performed as part of backup and restore operations.

  • Linux proxies

    • CentOS 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4

    • RHEL 6.6, 7.1, 7.4, 7.5

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with Nutanix AHV.