Preconfigure Nutanix Foundation Deployment Process

Since long time nutanix engineers have been using foundation vm to re-image the nutanix node(s) and requires basic configuration matrix from client before to power on foundation vm then give input to configure the foundation vm process but it takes enough time to configure it.

Just imagine if have magic online tool which gives feature to preconfigure the nutanix foundation deployment json file online from anywhere in world.

Learning Index

  • Advantages of preconfigure nutanix foundation deployment
  • Create preconfigure nutanix foundation deployment json file
  • Import preconfigured foundation json file in foundation VM
  • Re-image hyper-converged node(s)

Advantages of preconfigure nutanix foundation deployment

  • Configure foundation deployment json file online
  • Do not requires foundation VM to configure
  • Can share foundation deployment file to anyone on whatsapp, email etc.
  • It’s similar process as we follow in foundation VM during re-imaging node(s)

Create preconfigure nutanix foundation deployment json file

Go along with following steps:

Step 1 : Register yourself to Sign Up On Nutanix Support Portal
Note: If already registered please skip sign up.
Log in to Nutanix Support Portal ,
Following web page will open :

Nutanix foundation preconfiguration deployment
Nutanix foundation preconfiguration deployment

click on Foundation preconfiguration launch link > +Add new !
Following web page will open, follow steps from 1 to 6 and fill up required fields
After completing all 6 steps, click on Download Configuration to download now or Save & Exit for later use. As per following screenshot

Nutanix preconfiguration deployment process
Nutanix preconfiguration deployment process

In next step downloaded foundation deployment json file will import in foundation VM

Import preconfigured foundation json file in foundation VM
& Re-image hyper-converged node(s)

Step 1 : Power on your Nutanix foundation VM > log in to VM, using default credential ( User id : nutanix | Password: nutanix/4u)

Step 2 : Copy downloaded foundation deployment json file from your desktop or lapop and paste it in running foundation VM

Step 3 : Click on Nutanix Foundation icon to launch web console

Nutanix foundation VM
Nutanix foundation VM

Following web console will open

Now click on “Import an install.nutanix.com file” link and upload downloaded foundation deployment json file here.
All fields will be automatically filled up as per foundation configuration file.
Now just do next..next…to..step 6, and verify filled up information once.
Shortly re-imaging of node(s) will start.



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