How to Enable Nutanix Acropolis HA [Video]

By now you are probably aware that Nutanix released its own hypervisor called Nutanix Acropolis, but in case you missed the news check The New Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) & Acropolis Hypervisor. Acropolis comes with many of the features you would expect from an enterprise ready product; including VM Management (VM Operations, Resource Scheduling, Live Migration, Snapshots and Clones, High Availability, IP Management, Analytics, Remote Console) and Host Management (Host Profiles, Virtual Networking, Non-Disruptive Upgrades).

The video below quickly demonstrate how to enable High Availability on a per VM basis, but also make sure you check the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor Walkthrough video.


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  • Best Effort works as you might expect where in the event of a node failure, VMs are powered on throughout the cluster if resources are available. In the event resources e.g.: Memory, are not available then some/all VMs may not be powered on.
  • Reserve Space also works as you might expect by reserving enough compute capacity within the cluster to tolerate either one or two node failures. If RF2 is configured then one node is reserved and if RF3 is in use, two nodes are reserved.


This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at