Adding Node to Nutanix Cluster
Node in vSphere term is ESXi host. It is adding ESXi host to cluster. But this cluster is not vSphere cluster but Nutanix cluster
There are two ways to add it.
1. from command line
2. from Prism (this is vSphere term is vCenter (kind of))
1. From Command Line
Open SSH on any CVM machine with username:nutanix password:nutanix/4u
then at ncli> prompt type Cluster
Protip: press Tab to see all command available for Cluster configuration
Here is all command you see specific to cluster
Now we know we need a command to add node to cluster. Just type cluster add and press tab
yes it is “cluster add-node”
Now see below, Action and Required arguments highlighted below. So we need to UUID of the new node
How to find UUID, I came across wonderful post by Michael Wilmsen VCDX 210 and realize you don’t need to search it if IPv6 is enabled.
As far as I know there is no IPv6 enabled in my lab. I just gave it try and see below.
Node is waiting to be discovered and all I need is now run cluster add-node to run again
BUT ….since I’m using nutanix CE it is not going to work. You have to build cluster right in the beginning. But process more or less is SIMPLEST I have yet to see.