Creating Windows Disk Template for Nutanix Calm

To create a Windows disk image for Nutanix Calm you must first create a Master/Gold Image.  Start with a clean Windows install, Nutanix VirtIO drivers, and NGT installed.  Next run Sysprep with the OOBE, Generalize, and Shutdown options.

Once the VM is shutdown SSH into a CVM to get the vmdisk path and uuid.

Enter acli command line
List vm’s in AHV and take note of the vm you want to use for the template
Run vm.get command to show the vm disks
Copy vmdisk_nfs path output

Log into Prism Central and add the image using the URL option with the path of the vdisk

Now you can use the Guest Customization Sysprep function in Nutanix Calm to deploy your Windows VMs.

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