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.

Windows Proxies

The Virtual Server Agent can be deployed on VMs running either of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Note: 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 jobs.

Linux Proxies

The Virtual Server Agent can be deployed on VMs running the following operating systems:

  • CentOS 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
  • RHEL 6.6, 7.1, 7.4, 7.5

Disable lvmetad on Linux proxies.

Related Topics

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

Last modified: 1/11/2019 9:19:33 PM