How to mount Nutanix AHV container on Hyper-V hosts

My migration blog series getting more and more popular. At the same time, I’m getting more and more questions related to migrations. Some of them are harder to answer, some of them are pretty basic. One of the most common is how do I mount Nutanix AHV container to existing Hyper-V or vSphere cluster. Storage on Nutanix platform is served by Nutanix CVM (Controller virtual Machine). In fact you can access Nutanix storage from non-Nutanix systems as long as those supports protocols offered by CVM and network connectivity, between legacy infrastructure and Nutanix.

In my example, I will show how to mount Nutanix AHV container on Hyper-V 2012R2. You can watch video on vmwaremine.com youtube channel or read about it below.

  • Create new container on Nutanix AHV cluster
  • In container Advance Settings, scroll down to the bottom and enter Hyper-V and SCVMM hosts IPs on container Whitelist
  • Log in to SCVMM, in cluster properties go to File storage tab and enter Nutanix Cluster IP with container name, example: \\gso-cad-ahv-c04.gso.lab\migration

    Add file share storage to Hyper-V cluster

    Add file share storage to Hyper-V cluster

  • Check in job tab if task finished successfully. If so, you should see new File share as new target when you do storage migration for VM

    new file share storage is visible in Migrate Storage SCVMM wizard

    new file share storage is visible in Migrate Storage SCVMM wizard

 

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).