Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK – Installation of Nutanix Community Edition (CE) – Part1 – Hardware setup

This course will show the installation and configuration of Nutanix CE based on the Intel NUC. This will include advanced troubleshooting to show the power of the CE edition.

full course
  1. Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK – Installation of Nutanix Community Edition (CE) – Part1 – Hardware setup
  2. Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK – Installation of Nutanix Community Edition (CE) – Part2 – AHV installation
  3. Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK – Installation of Nutanix Community Edition (CE) – Part3 – 3 node cluster creation
  4. Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK – Upgrade of Nutanix Community Edition (CE)

As already announced in my recent post I bought three Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK to setup my demo/showcase environment based on the Nutanix Community Edition which is free to use. In the following weeks I will show how I setup the environment step by step and I will document the live demos I would like to show at upcoming events. This will include the Openstack and docker integration.

nuc_hardware_installed

It all starts with the hardware itself. The NUC skull canyon edition is pretty new and a this post in the Nutanix Community literally convinced me to build a lab with these boxes. I used the following hardware setup. Be aware that DDR4 and SSDs are not included when buying the Intel NUCs.

NUC-AHV

ItemDescriptionFirmwareDriverHints
Intel NUC skull canyon NUC6i7KYK---
Intel Core i7-6770HQ
Skylake-H, 4C/8T
2.6 GHz (Turbo to 3.5 GHz), 14nm, 6MB L2, 45W TDP---
32GB (2x 16384MB) Crucial CT2K16G4SFD8213 DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM CL15 Dual Kit--
2 x SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 512 GB SATA SSD (6Gb/s)---
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM GbE Adapter-e1000o.ko -