Become Expert On Nutanix License Management

Become a expert on Nutanix License Management it sounds good attitude in your mind and body language. Seriously you can be expert in nutanix licensing management i.e license activation, claim, re-activation etc. License is very critical assets tied up with any product without license you might be in trouble πŸ˜‰ But do not worry nutanix comes with factory default STARTER license and you need to upgrade it to PRO or ULTIMATE or add-on license.

If you are newbie Nutanix customer and want to install license of hardware server assets i.e Nutanix NX, DellEMC XC, Lenovo HX and IBM CS, on fresh built nutanix cluster. First you need to register your hardware server assets on Nutanix Support Portal to fetch licenses.

Learning Index

Lets Register yourself on Nutanix Support Portal

Step 1: Visit Nutanix Support Portal and sign up

Prerequisites to sign up :

After sing up successfully, Nutanix will send verification link on signed up (registered) email id.

Step 2: Log in to your registered email id to confirm nutanix verification

Step 3: Log in to Nutanix Support Portal again with signed up credential

tep 4: Register hardware server assets

Nutanix Portal account page
Nutanix Portal account page

Click on “Support Portal” Launch button to open Following Nutanix Portal Home Page

Nutanix Portal Home page

Nutanix Portal Home pag


Now hold on above web page and open Prism web console on another browser tab and follow following steps to activate nutanix acropolis license.

Install License On Nutanix Fresh Built Cluster

Now will install nutanix license on cluster through following steps :

Prerequisites to activate acropolis license :

  1. Log in to Prism web console
  2. Log in to Nutanix support portal
  3. Cluster license file summary (Generates from Prism web console)
  4. License file (Generates from Nutanix support portal)

Log in to Prism web console > Gear icon * > Licensing > Update License button ! Following page will open :

Nutanix License activation steps

Follow above screenshot steps

Step 1 : Click on Generate to download a cluster summary file

Step 2 : Log in to Nutanix Support Portal and upload cluster summary downloaded file in “Step 1”

Step 2.1 : After log in to Support portal , Click on Main Menu >
Products > Licenses > Cluster uses > click on Manage License button !


Step 2.2 : Manage Licenses button will open new page to upload file in following three steps :

  1. Click on Upload (upload cluster summary file downloaded in step 1)
  2. Select your purchased Acropolis license type Pro or Ultimate
  3. Generate new license file to download

Step 3 : Downloaded license file in step 2.2 , Access Prism web console again and now click on Upload link (Step 3) to upload license file.

Now check your How To Check Nutanix Cluster Acropolis License Edition From Prism web console.

If you get any issue or error in licensing create a case with nutanix immediately.



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