Test Drive or Start a 30-day Trial¶
If you’re interested in the Frame platform, we have two ways you can evaluate Frame to see how it can support your use case. Those of you wishing to immediately dive into a Frame environment to see how it works may be interested in our Test Drive option which is a rapidly provisioned test account you may use for up to 12 hours. If you already have your own infrastructure (public cloud account on Azure, GCP or AWS or on-prem Nutanix AHV infrastructure), we also offer a Frame Trial which is a 30-day trial you can sign up for through My Nutanix. If you’re unsure of where to begin, reference the tables below for more information about each option.
If you have already tried Frame and are ready to subscribe, you can move on to our Sign Up Guide.
Test Drive accounts are available for use up to 12 hours from the time they are provisioned.
Recommended for customers who have not yet established any cloud/on-premises infrastructure but are interested in a quick evaluation of Frame.
Uses Nutanix IaaS (AWS only) to quickly provide you with an active Frame environment.
Test Drive environments provide a limited environment and do not support more complex integrations (Active Directory Domain Joined Instances, access to customer private networks, connecting your own infrastructure, etc.).
Test Drives cannot be converted into a paid subscription.
More details about Test Drive can be found in the FAQ.
Trial accounts are available for 30 days after sign up.
Recommended for customers requiring a full evaluation to validate if Frame can support their use case.
Customers may connect their own public cloud subscriptions and/or on-premises Nutanix AHV infrastructure or choose to deploy on Nutanix IaaS (AWS, Azure, and/or GCP).
Trial accounts provide more evaluation time, resources, and platform access so customers may test and easily convert their Trial into a paid subscription.
More details about the Frame Trial can be found in the FAQ.
Test Drive and Trial Guides¶
Once you have signed up for a My Nutanix account, click the “Get Started” button under “Cloud Services” from your My Nutanix dashboard.
You will be taken to your My Nutanix Billing Center, where you will see the following options:
Try Nutanix Frame free for 30 days
The first option allows you to connect Frame to your own cloud infrastructure service (“BYO infrastructure”) for free for 30 days. There is no credit card required and you are allowed to add up to 5 named users at any time within the 30 day free trial period. For additional information about the Frame Trial, check out the Frame Trial FAQ section at the bottom of this page. Click the link to select this option. You will automatically be taken to your Frame account Admin view. Use the links in the guide above your Customers list to get started:
Don’t have your own infrastructure, but want to try?
The second trial option lets you try out Frame with any cloud infrastructure provider of your choosing. We provide the platform and cloud infrastructure in the form of Frame credits for you to spend as you choose. If you do not already have a promo code, click “Request a trial code.”
You will be prompted to enter some information about your use case and specific needs. Your information will be sent to a Frame specialist and you will receive an email containing a promo code and additional information about your trial.
If you would like to extend your Frame trial, contact your Frame sales specialist or our sales team (email@example.com).
Ready to subscribe to Nutanix Frame?
If you are ready to subscribe to Nutanix Frame, proceed to the Sign Up Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions¶
Can I use my own infrastructure?
Test Drive is intended to provide a quick evaluation of Frame. To ensure a seamless experience, we have already configured the account on existing Nutanix IaaS (AWS). If you are interested in using your own infrastructure, please start a 30-day free trial.
Can I deploy on AWS, Azure or GCP?
Test Drive accounts are configured on existing Nutanix IaaS (AWS). If you would like to evaluate Frame with a different IaaS provider, please start a 30-day free trial.
Can I extend my Test Drive for longer than 12 hours?
A custom Test Drive promo code is required to extend your Test Drive beyond the default 12 hours. If you would like to extend the duration of your Frame Test Drive, please reach out to our Frame sales team.
Can I use GPU instances?
A custom Test Drive promo code is required to utilize GPU-backed instances. If you are interested in using GPU-backed instances for your Frame Test Drive, please reach out to our Frame sales team.
Can I connect to my private data center?
Accessing resources in your private data center requires use of your own third-party client VPN solution (must support split-tunneling). Site-to-Site VPN connections are not supported with Test Drive.
Can I really set up Frame with unlimited users during the 30-day trial?
Yes, the number of users you can invite to participate in your Frame trial using your own AWS, Azure, or GCP cloud accounts (IaaS) or using your own Nutanix on-prem infrastructure with AHV is unlimited. For your own protection, the default virtual machine limit for the trial is set to 5 VMs (similar to how limits work with your IaaS provider). If you need to raise the VM limit, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your account name and the number of VMs you wish to use. You will need to check with your IaaS provider to ensure those limits are raised as well. See details in our articles on BYO IaaS:
Can I still use the Frame trial if I don’t have any IaaS accounts or Nutanix on-prem infrastructure?
Yes, we provide an option for you to try Frame with our own IaaS accounts. You will receive up to $25 worth of IaaS credits at no cost to you. You can use these credits with AWS, Azure, or GCP. When you sign up for the trial, you’ll be given an option to request a promo code which you will then use to start the trial with the IaaS credits. Be aware that this option requires you to submit your credit card information. The amount of IaaS credit we provide is sufficient for a few users to try out the system. As soon as you consume the IaaS credits, your trial will expire. From there, you can easily subscribe to continue. While there is no limit to the number of users for this trial option, the credits will be consumed quickly if you decide to start with more than just a few users.
Can I access all features of Frame during the trial?
Yes - the free trial includes access to all generally available (GA) features of the Frame service. Features marked with Early Access (EA) should not be accessed during the trial. Also, please note that for features involving integration with your own systems (e.g. domain controllers, private networks, on-prem infrastructure, custom cloud networking) - we do not include any consulting, integration, or troubleshooting services with the trial.
Is full Frame support included during the trial?
You are welcome to access all Frame documentation at docs.frame.nutanix.com. You may also send questions to email@example.com, but our support SLAs do not apply during the trial. Also, integration, troubleshooting, consulting, and other professional services are not included in the trial. Once you subscribe to the paid Frame service, you will be given access to our Support Portal where you can submit tickets to Nutanix Support, governed by our published Support SLA.
You may also purchase Nutanix Xpert Services to assist you with your deployment (this is recommended for implementations that require integration with your own on-premises resources such as domain controllers and file servers, private networking, etc.).
Can I convert my trial account into a paid subscription?
Yes, at any point during the trial or within one week after completing the trial, you can choose to subscribe either directly online via credit card or you can place a PO with your chosen Nutanix partner.
Do you provide services to assist with onboarding and implementation for a production deployment?
Yes, Nutanix Xpert Services provides a range of EUC VDI assessment, design, deployment, migration, and operational review services to help you design, onboard, and implement Frame. Further details, including datasheets, are available at Nutanix Xpert Services Virtual Desktop Modernization page. Please contact your Nutanix Account Executive for details.