Create a Broker VM Image for a Nutanix Hypervisor

Learn how to create a image file of your Cortex® XDR™ broker virtual machine (VM) for a Nutanix Hypervisor.
After you download your Cortex® XDR™ Broker VM
QCOW2
image, you need to upload it to a Nutanix hypervisor. The Nutanix AHV 2021 version is supported.
To create a Broker VM image for a Nutanix hypervisor.
  1. Upload the downloaded QCOW2 image file to a Nutanix hypervisor.
    1. Select
      Compute & Storage
      Images
      , and click
      Add Image
      .
    2. In the
      Add Images
      page, ensure the
      Image Source
      is set to
      Image File
      , and click
      +Add File
      .
    3. Select the downloaded QCOW2 file and click
      Open
      . Additional fields related to the QCOW2 file are automatically displayed in the
      Add Image
      page, where the
      Name
      and
      Type
      of file are automatically populated.
    4. (Optional)
      Define the rest of the fields displayed for the QCOW2 file.
    5. Click
      Next
      .
    6. Select the location by defining the
      Placement Method
      and
      Select Clusters
      settings.
    7. Click
      Save
      .
      The image is now listed in the list of images.
      Saving the image to Nutanix hypervisor can take time as it’s a large file.
  2. Create a new virtual machine (VM).
    1. Select
      Hamburger menu
      Compute & Storage
      VMs
      , and click
      Create VM
      .
    2. In the
      Create VM
      screen, set the following
      Configuration
      fields.
      • Name
        —Specify a name for the new VM.
      • Description
        (Optional)
        Specify a description to identify the VM.
      • Number of VMs
        —Select the number of VMs you want to create. The default is set to 1.
      • VM Properties
        • CPU
          —Select
          4
          CPUs.
        • Cores per CPU
          —Select the number of cores to create for each CPU. The default number is 1.
        • Memory
          —Select
          8GB
          as the allotted memory for the VM.
    3. Click
      Next
      .
    4. Set the
      Resources
      fields.
      • Disks
        Attach Disk
        and set the following field settings.
        • Type
          —Leave the default
          Disk
          type.
        • Operation
          —Select
          Clone from Image
          .
        • Image
          —Select the QCOW2 image file that you uploaded.
        • Capacity
          —Specify the capacity of the image file as 512 GB.
        • Bus Type
          —Leave the default
          SCUI
          selected.
        When you have finished, click
        Save
        .
      • Networks
        Attach to Subnet
        and set the following field settings.
        • Subnet
          —Select the subnet from the list.
        • Network Connection State
          —Leave the default
          Connected
          option selected.
        When you have finished, click
        Save
        .
      • Boot Configuration
        —Leave the default
        Legacy BIOS Mode
        selected.
    5. Click
      Next
      .
    6. Set the
      Management
      fields, where you can leave the default settings for the various fields.
    7. Click
      Next
      .
    8. Click
      Create VM
      .
      The VM is now listed in the list of VMs.
      Creating the VM can take up to 15 minutes. The broker VM Web user interface is not accessible during this time.
  3. Review the VM details for connecting to the VM.
    Select
    Summary
    and you can use the
    IP Addresses
    and
    Host IP
    listed to connect to the VM.

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