It is now possible to install and run Nutanix Community Edition (Version 2015.06.06) nested on VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation.
Joep Piscaer has detailed install guide for Fusion that also works for Workstation – http://www.virtuallifestyle.nl/2015/06/nextconf-running-nutanix-community-edition-nested-on-fusion/
UPDATE – This issue occurred with version ce-2015.06.06-beta. This issue no longer exist with version ce-2015.06.08-beta.
Only problem I ran into was that I was getting following error from the installer:
INFO: Nutanix Community Edition cannot be installed on this hardware. Reason:
INFO: A set of disks matched the minimum requirements was not found.
After some digging I found that both of the added SCSI drives were identified as spinning disks although they both were stored on SSD. To fix this issue:
- Login as root. Password – “nutanix/4u”
- Identify your “SSD” and “HDD” -> “fdisk -l”. In my setup “SSD” is “/dev/sda”
- Run “cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational”. 0 means SSD and 1 means HDD.
- Run “echo 0 > /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational” to change the value from 1 to 0.
- Rerun the installer
Now the installer was happy with my setup and after few minutes I had Nutanix Community Edition up and running on VMware Workstation.