Creating a Virtualization Client

Create a virtualization client to serve as a single administration point for a Nutanix AHV cluster.

Before You Begin

Download the create_acropolis_client_template.xml file and save it on the computer where the command will be executed.


  1. Log in to the CommServe host using the qlogin command.
  2. Execute the following command from the software_installation_directory/Base folder after substituting the parameter values.

    qoperation execute -af create_acropolis_client_template.xml -client/clientName xxxxx -vcenterHostName xxxxx -userName xxxxx -password xxxxx -entity/clientName xxxxx

    For example, the following command creates the "AHVClient1" virtualization client, specifies the AHVCVM hostname and its credentials, and adds "proxy1" as a VSA proxy.

    qoperation execute -af create_acropolis_client_template.xml -client/clientName proxy1 -vcenterHostName AHVCVM -userName admin -password pass123 -entity/clientName AHVClient1

The following table describes the XML parameters used in the above command:


Description of Parameter Values


Name of the proxy computer to be used for backup operations.


Display name for the new virtualization client.


Cluster name or the virtual IP address for the Nutanix AHV cluster.


Provide user credentials for a Prism account with Prism administrator privileges for the Nutanix AHV cluster.


dThe password associated with the Prism user account.

Related Commands

To delete an existing client, use the qdelete client command.

Last modified: 1/17/2019 9:20:31 PM