Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS Administration (NC2A-AWS)

Online Version


In the Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) on AWS Administration course, you will explore how you can unify your private and public clouds for a true, hybrid cloud experience.

Starting with an introduction to NC2 and the NC2 console, you will learn key technology concepts and how to work with various entities such as customers, organizations, clusters, and users. 

Next, you will explore the cluster deployment process and review the configuration of different Amazon Web Services (AWS) components that must be configured for NC2, such as service quotas, Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), subnets, gateways, route tables, security groups, and so on.

Note that setting up and configuring AWS resources is beyond the scope of this course. However, you will review and understand key AWS cloud resources that are required for the deployment of NC2.

After you have successfully deployed a cluster, you will learn to manage a cloud cluster, including creating virtual machines (VMs) and networks, configuring backup and recovery, and implementing Cluster Protect. One key benefit of NC2 is that your cloud cluster looks and feels like an on-prem AHV cluster, so you can expect to quickly ease into administering NC2.

Finally, you will explore several monitoring and maintenance concepts and features, including alerts and events, investigating issues, performing upgrades, and engaging with Nutanix support.


  • IT administrators and similar job roles who want to learn how to deploy, configure, and manage Nutanix Cloud Clusters within a public cloud environment
  • Anyone preparing for the Nutanix Certified Professional - Cloud Integration - AWS (NCP-CI-AWS) 6.7 certification exam


This course assumes prior knowledge of both the Nutanix stack and AWS. In particular, it is recommended that you be familiar with:

Course Outline

1: Getting Started with Nutanix Cloud Clusters

  • Introduction to Nutanix Cloud Clusters
  • Creating My Nutanix and NC2 Accounts
  • Logging into NC2 for the First Time
  • Creating Organizations and Users
  • Managing Support Authorization

Hands-on Labs

  • Accessing and Exploring the NC2 Console
  • Creating and Managing an Organization
  • Adding Users from the NC2 Console
  • Managing Support Authorization

2: Deploying and Configuring NC2 on AWS

  • Planning Your NC2 on AWS Implementation
  • Deploying NC2 on AWS
  • Reviewing the Configuration of AWS for NC2
  • Configuring the NC2 Console for AWS
  • Creating a Cluster
  • Deploying Prism Central in Your NC2 on AWS Cluster
  • Establishing Connectivity Between Your On-Prem Datacenter and NC2

Hands-on Labs

  • Configuring Prism Element On-Prem
  • Configuring Prism Central On-Prem
  • Reviewing the Configuration of AWS (IAM Roles, VPCs, Gateways, Subnets, Route Tables, Site-to-Site VPN, EC2, Custom Security Groups, and S3)
  • Creating a Cluster
  • Performing the Initial Configuration of the Cloud Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring Prism Central in AWS

3: Managing NC2 Clusters

  • Performing Cluster Management and Maintenance Tasks
  • Creating and Configuring User Virtual Machine (VM) Networks
  • Creating and Managing User VMs
  • Configuring Backup and Recovery
  • Configuring Cluster Protect

Hands-on Labs

  • Using Hibernate and Resume
  • Creating VMs on the Cloud Cluster
  • Using Cluster Protect
  • Recovering Protected Cloud Clusters
  • Disabling Cluster Protect
  • Using Nutanix DR to Migrate VMs

4: Monitoring, Maintaining, and Investigating Issues with NC2 Clusters

  • Monitoring Cluster Health
  • Investigating Cluster Deployment Issues
  • Investigating Connectivity Issues
  • Working with Support
  • Performing Upgrades

Hands-on Labs

  • Monitoring Cluster Health
  • Collecting a Log Bundle
  • Viewing AWS Events in the NC2 Console
  • Performing Software Updates

Terms and Conditions

  • Customer must purchase training seats in advance of scheduling course dates.
  • Customer may not cancel purchased training seats and all amounts paid are non-refundable.
  • Customer may reschedule courses with no less than 15 business days written notice to Nutanix. Rescheduling fees may apply.
  • Customer may substitute a student with no less than 5 business days written notice to Nutanix. Rescheduling fees do not apply to substitutions.
  • Training seats must be consumed within 12 months of purchase. Failure to utilize the training seats within the 12 months of purchase shall result in forfeiture of all fees paid for such seats. Extensions may be available on a case by case basis.
  • Most of our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) have a 10-business-day cancellation and/or reschedule policy. If customer cancels or reschedules within those 10 business days, fees may apply up to the full price of the seat.
  • Nutanix reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course due to minimum enrollment not being achieved, instructor illness, or other events outside of its control.
  • Cancellation notices will be sent to enrolled students by email with rescheduling information and alternative training options.

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