Windows Server 2018 Hyper-V with Nutanix Storage Windows Defender Exclutions

Ever see weird errors when running NCC on your Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Nutanix Cluster like this one?

ERR : node (service_vm_id: 10) : Failed to execute command on hypervisor
Refer to KB 3030 (http://portal.nutanix.com/kb/3030) for details on check_kerberos_setup or Recheck with: ncc health_checks hypervisor_checks check_kerberos_setup

Solution:

On each Hyper-V Node in your Nutanix cluster run the following PowerShell commands to add exclusions for Nutanix Utilities and the Nutanix Host Agent

#exclutions for Nutanix

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath “C:\Program Files\Nutanix\Utils\”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “nutanixhostagent.exe”

 

Ref Links:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.microsoft-anti-virus-exclusion-list.aspx#H

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3105657/recommended-antivirus-exclusions-for-hyper-v-hosts

 

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