License-free Virtualization for Your Enterprise

Virtualization is no longer a complex layer of the IT stack that is licensed, deployed, and managed separately.  Nutanix AHV offers a secure, enterprise-grade virtualization solution that streamlines operations.

As of Q2 FY’20 47%* of the Nutanix nodes sold had customers choose AHV for their virtualization needs


*Calculated on a rolling four-quarter average

Are you Still Paying for Virtualization?

Ask yourself if you’re getting value from your virtualization spend. Nutanix AHV is enterprise-grade, built-in, and license-free.

Capabilities & Benefits

Invisible Virtualization

Elegant simplicity of operation and management combined with all the features and functions enterprises expect from a virtualization solution.  Similar to public cloud environments, virtualization is a native part of the Nutanix Private Cloud solution.

Truly Converged Management

Manage virtualization, hyperconverged infrastructure, virtual networking, security, and automation with one common control plane and interface - Nutanix Prism. Prism delivers seamless infrastructure management. Add the AI-Driven Intelligence of Prism Pro to Optimize Your Infrastructure Operations.

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Protection for Your Applications and Data

Embrace Zero Trust security to prevent breaches with network visibility, microsegmentation, and compliance from Nutanix Flow.

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How It Works

AHV “Invisible” Virtualization

Based on proven open-source Linux virtualization, AHV delivers everything you would expect from a virtualization solution - without the cost and complexity.

Tested and ready for the enterprise: high performance, flexible migrations, self-healing security configuration, automated data protection with disaster recovery, and rich analytics. 

With robust, integrated management features, AHV is a lean virtualization solution with no software bloat, no costly shelfware, and no hidden extra costs.

The AHV Ecosytem



AHV has a robust and ever-growing ecosystem of technology partners and validated software solutions that offer enhanced solutions and features for every business need.

Supported Operating Systems

Applications and Technology Partners

Who's Running AHV?

Autodeskt uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

“It took us less than a week to become comfortable with AHV. AHV is a simple solution with everything we need displayed in one console, and we love the one-click non-disruptive upgrades."

Autodeskt uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

““AHV is one of the main distinguishing factors for Nutanix, when compared to other hyperconverged platforms..The out-of-the-box experience is fantastic, and AHV has all of the features we need.”

InContext uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

“Moving to AHV gave us a one-stop-shop to manage the entire environment using a single management console, Nutanix Prism Central.”


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How AHV stacks up to your current virtualization solution

Read about best practices for creating new VMs, utilizing clones and snapshots, performing live migrations, and using disaster recovery with AHV.

Nutanix University

Nutanix University offers a comprehensive course on AHV management, data protection, high availability, networking, and performance.

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AHV Tech Note

A technical overview of AHV and its place within the Nutanix architecture

AHV Networking

Networking is critical to any infrastructure. Learn how to deploy and manage networks for HCI and AHV

Security at the Virtualization Layer

AHV is built for the hybrid cloud, HCI, and security

Hyperconverged Test Drive

Try the Industry-Leading Hyperconverged Infrastructure Today!

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Let's Get Started!

See how intuitive combining virtualization and HCI can be, and take the next steps to modernizing your datacenter with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.