Nutanix runs on Cisco UCS® Technology

Leverage Cisco UCS® to build an Enterprise Cloud

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software is fully tested to run on Cisco UCS® servers at high performance with unlimited scalability – delivering the benefits of public cloud to datacenters built with Cisco® technology. Experience the full power of Nutanix, including advanced data optimization, scale-out storage services, multiple hypervisor support, one-click software upgrades and more.

  • Experience cloud-like simplicity with one-click datacenter management, infrastructure scalability and troubleshooting
  • Reduce virtualization costs with Nutanix’s native AHV hypervisor and integrated virtualization management
  • Run any application, at any scale, with the highest performance


Learn how the deployment of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS on Cisco UCS® combines the agility and one-click simplicity of public cloud infrastructure with the control and predictable economics needed from a private cloud.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS on Cisco UCS®

Why Nutanix on UCS®

  • Simplify your datacenter using built-in UCS® storage resources to eliminate expensive and complex SANs
  • Scale your infrastructure by adding UCS® servers one at a time, with no limits
  • Get full support for Cisco® networking technologies – no change to network architecture or operations
  • Nutanix AHV is included which saves money by eliminating hypervisor licensing fees
  • The industry’s only hyperconverged solution that runs on both fully-functional blades and rackmount UCS® servers.

Which UCS® Models are Qualified?

  Disk Bays Form Factor1 Maximum Drive Configs VDI, Middleware & Web Services Storage Heavy & Server Virt. High Performance, Exchange & Large Databases
(1U Half-width Blade)
2x SFF 2x SSD (All-Flash)    
(1U Server)
10x SFF 4-10x SSD (All-Flash)    
(1U Server)
8x SFF 8x SSD (All-Flash); 2x SSD, 6x HDD (Hybrid)    
(2U Server)
12x LFF, 2x SFF 2/4x SSD, 4-12x HDD (Hybrid)    
(2U Server)
12x LFF 2/4x SSD, 10x HDD (Hybrid)    
(2U Server)
26x SFF 4x SSD, 4-22x HDD (Hybrid)    
(2U Server)
24x SFF 24x SSD (All-Flash); 4x SSD, 20x HDD (Hybrid)    
1 SFF=2.5-inch drives, LFF=3.5-inch drives. 2 See HCL for details on Blade enclosure.

View Cisco UCS® Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)

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"Older IT technology is unable to bring a cloud-like experience that IT has come to expect. With the rock-solid foundation of Cisco UCS® servers combined with the pay-as-you-grow, scale-out simplicity enabled by the Nutanix software, IT can now bring the ease of public cloud to their own on-premises private cloud."

Ryan Sheehan
General Manager, Advanced Solution Group at SHI

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How Nutanix Works on Cisco UCS

Hyperconverged systems combine compute, storage, software and networking capabilities in the same virtualized systems platform, so that work is assigned quickly to available resources, without delay.

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