Jun 28 2016

Test Drive Nutanix

There is already a software only version available, Nutanix Community Edition, which you can access via Nutanix CE home page but now Nutanix has taking this even further and actually provides you with a Nutanix CE instance in the cloud. You can access and start using a Nutanix CE version in just a few minutes without any hardware no software download and installation and it is for free during 2 hours.

This is a really great option for many use cases e.g.:

  • Demo during presentation. We, actually my colleague Joel Lindberg, used it yesterday when presenting Nutanix for a Swedish partner.
  • To get familiar with Nutanix AOS
  • To get familiar with Nutanix AHV

Use the following sequence to get started:

  • Access the Nutanix Test Drive home page here
  • Fill in your credentials and click GET INSTANT ACCESS
    Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 23.13.25
    Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 23.13.38
  • Log in to PRISM Element using Nutanix default credentials
    Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 23.15.40
  • Simple as that and not you can start using Nutanix CE e.g. setup and manage storage features, create AHV based VMs and much more. Below is print screen of the left hand side of Nutanix PRISM Element Home section.
    Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 23.30.33

Two additional useful links:

Of course there are not unlimited resources available for each instance but absolutely enough to get a feeling of how it works and what can be done.

Happy Nutanix Test Drive


  1. Mahesh B

    And then after the 2 hours are up, what happens?

  2. magander3

    The session expires and the environment is cleaned up


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