AHV Virtualization

AHV: Virtualisation Management for Enterprise

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

As of Q1 FY’21 49%* of the Nutanix nodes sold had customers choose AHV Virtualization for their virtualization needs

*Calculated on a rolling four-quarter average

IDC ROI Analysis & TCO Comparison for Nutanix

Expert perspectives from our customers on how they achieved TCO savings of 62% and ROI of 477%.

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 Cloud Platform.

Truly Converged Management

Manage virtualization, hyperconverged infrastructure, virtual networking, security, and automation with one common control plane and interface - Nutanix Cloud Manager. NCM delivers seamless infrastructure management. with AI-driven intelligence to optimize operations.

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Protection for Your Applications and Data

Embrace Zero Trust security to prevent breaches with network visibility and compliance from Nutanix Security Central.

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Advanced Software-Defined Networking

Simplify creating, connecting, isolating, and managing software-defined networks that connect applications running in your datacenter and cloud environments with Flow Network Security.

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How It Works

AHV "Invisible" Virtualization

Based on proven open-source Linux virtualization, AHV Virtualization 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 Virtualization is a lean virtualization solution with no software bloat, no costly shelfware, and no hidden extra costs.

The AHV Virtualization Ecosytem



AHV Virtualization 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 Virtualization?

Autodeskt uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

"It took us less than a week to become comfortable with AHV Virtualization. AHV Virtualization 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 Virtualization 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 Virtualization has all of the features we need."

InContext uses Desktop as a Service DaaS

"Moving to AHV Virtualization 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 Virtualization 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 Virtualization management, data protection, high availability, networking, and performance.

Mission Control

Mission Control gives you everything you need for success with AHV Virtualization, from migration and day-one basics to advanced objectives.

Explore Our Latest Resources

Getting Started: Why AHV Virtualization is Made for Your Enterprise Applications

Deep Dive into the Native Virtualization Architecture of AHV Virtualization

AHV Virtualization Adopted by Kerry Logistics

Speeding Up Innovation – An Insider's View on Nutanix with Wendy M. Pfeiffer


AHV Virtualization Tech Note

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


AHV Virtualization Networking

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


Security at the Virtualization Layer

AHV Virtualization 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.