How to destroy Nutanix cluster

When you are playing in the lab, you are building and destroying Nutanix clusters very often, even few times a day. How to build Nutanix cluster – you can find on one of my earlier posts here – How to create Nutanix cluster.

Before you start executing below commands, stop and guest VM’s (Do NOT stop CVM).

NOTE: WHEN YOU EXECUTE cluster destroy COMMAND, ALL DATA WILL BE DELETED FROM THE CLUSTER AND THERE IS NO WORKAROUND TO RECOVER IT.

To destroy Nutanix cluster you need two commands:

and

When second command finishes successfully, all nodes becomes discoverable in the network and can form new cluster and be added to existing cluster.

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).