Create Nutanix Phoenix boot ISO

Step 1. Grab Hyper ISO

To generate an ISO image from a particular version of AHV, do the following:

  1. Log into the latest Foundation VM
  2. Download the latest AHV bundle
  3. Kill the Foundation service running on the Foundation VM.
    $ sudo pkill -9 foundation
  4. Create an AHV ISO file
    $ cd /home/nutanix/foundation/bin
    $ ./generate_iso kvm ahv_tar_archive

    Replace ahv_tar_archive with the full path to the AHV tar archive, host_bundle_el6.nutanix.version#.tar.gz. The command generates an AHV ISO file named kvm.version#.iso in the current directory

Step2, Create the Pheonix Boot ISO

To generate a Phoenix ISO image, do the following:

  1. Log into the latest Foundation VM
  2. Download the latest AOS bundle
  3. Kill the Foundation service running on the Foundation VM.
    $ sudo pkill -9 foundation
  4. Navigate to the /home/nutanix/foundation/nos directory and unpack the compressed AOS tar archive.
    $ gunzip nutanix_installer_package-version#.tar.gz
  5. Generate the Phoenix ISO file.
    $ cd /home/nutanix/foundation/bin
    $ ./generate_iso phoenix --aos-package AOS_PACKAGE --kvm KVM --skip-space-check

    Replace AOS_PACKAGE with the full path to the AOS tar archive, nutanix_installer_package-version#.tar.

    Replace KVM with the full path to the AHV ISO image or bundle.

    Replace ESX with the full path to the ESXi ISO image.

    Replace HYPERV with the full path to the Hyper-V ISO image.

  6. Check in /home/nutanix/foundation/tmp/ for the Phoenix ISO