Nutanix clusters are scalable. You can add nodes to an existing cluster.
This guide will show you how to add a node and ensure it works properly.
OVHcloud provides services for which you are responsible, with regard to their configuration and management. You are therefore responsible for ensuring they function correctly.
- A Nutanix cluster in your OVHcloud account
- Access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
- You must be connected to the cluster via Prism Central
- A ready-to-configure physical server added to the OVHcloud Control Panel
The Hosted Private Cloud solution powered by Nutanix enables you to have between 3 and 18 nodes on the same cluster.
It is possible to add several nodes when expanding the cluster.
The nodes to be added must have the same version of AOS as the existing cluster.
Add a node to a Nutanix cluster.
Connect to Prism Element through Prism Central.
On the dashboard, the three nodes are visible in the
Hardware Summary. Click on
View Details in the middle left to bring up more details.
A more detailed view is displayed with information such as total space and storage resilience capacity.
Close to close this window.
Home menu and choose
Health to perform a cluster analysis before adding the node.
Actions in the top right-hand corner and choose
Run NCC Check.
Run to launch a control and wait for the operation to complete.
After the check, click the
gear icon at the top right to change the settings.
Expand Cluster operation and click
Check the box next to the discovered host to display the node details.
Scroll to see the options.
Scroll down to the bottom of the window and click on
Choose the Rack in
Assign to Rack and click
Open to view the cluster expansion details.
The addition of the node is completed when the Expanding Cluster progress is 100%.
Four nodes are visible in
Hardware Summary, click
View Details for more information.
Close to return to the dashboard.