How to Fix a Nutanix CVM being Stuck in Maintenance Mode

How to Fix a Nutanix CVM being Stuck in Maintenance Mode

Here is a quick how to fix a Nutanix CVM that has been stuck in Maintenance Mode. In this example, I am using a Nutanix Community Edition, 1 node cluster.

Follow this step-by-step guide to Fix a Nutanix CVM being Stuck in Maintenance Mode

1. ssh into the Nutanix cluster VM – If you use MAC, open up Terminal and use ssh nutanix@CVM-IP-ADDRESS – or via Putty on Windows

2. cluster status

2. ncli host list (This will give you the host ID)

nutanix@NTNX-WHATEVERITSAYS-A-CVM:192.168.1.XXX:~$ ncli host list


    Id                        : 00054687--MY-DUMMY-ID
    Uuid                      : 35908302-MY-DUMMY-UUID-xxxx
    Name                      : NTNX-SOMETHING-A
    IPMI Address              : 
    Controller VM Address     : 192.168.1.XXX
    Controller VM NAT Address : 
    Controller VM NAT PORT    : 
    Hypervisor Address        : 192.168.1.XXX
    Hypervisor Version        : Nutanix 20191030.415
    Host Status               : NORMAL
    Oplog Disk Size           : 50 GiB (53,687,091,200 bytes) (5.6%)
    Under Maintenance Mode    : false (Hypervisor upgrade)
    Metadata store status     : Metadata store enabled on the node
    Node Position             : Node physical position can't be displayed for this model. Please refer to Prism UI for this information.
    Node Serial (UUID)        : NODE SERIAL
    Block Serial (Model)      : SERIAL (CommunityEdition)

3. ncli host edit id=00054687–MY-DUMMY-ID-enable-maintenance-mode=”false”

4. cluster status

5. You are done. If this does not help, please check out the Nutanix Support.