The latest STS release of AOS 5.17 has lots of updates and as you can see there's quite a focus in Leap (Services) in this one - just a reminder here that Leap is for on-prem and shouldn't be confused with Xi Leap which is Nutanix's DRaaS offering.Lots of updates in this rollout, here are … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.17 (STS), what’s new?
Nutanix AOS 5.15 (LTS), what’s new?
Today sees the latest LTS release of AOS 5.15 with only a single new feature added. This release includes the AOS 5.11 STS features alongside a list of software updates. Why only one new feature? The LTS stream typically gets fewer new features included in comparison to the STS stream as it focuses on core … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.15 (LTS), what’s new?
Nutanix AOS 5.16 (STS), what’s new?
In this release, there's not a huge amount to tempt the avid STS downloader and again is, slightly delayed compared to the published STS cadence. Secure Boot Support for Node running AHV Secure Boot Support for VMs running on AHV Upgrading AHV Hosts Through Life Cycle Manager (LCM) Further details of the features along with … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.16 (STS), what’s new?
Nutanix Objects now GA
Nutanix Objects is designed with an Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) compatible REST API interface with the capability to handle petabytes of unstructured data. Typical use cases would be for backup, storage, long-term retention and enable the development of cloud-native applications by using standard S3 APIs. With Nutanix Objects, the current storage … Continue reading Nutanix Objects now GA
Nutanix AOS 5.11 (STS), what’s new?
In this release, slightly delayed compared to the previous STS cadence, the following features have been announced. 120 TiB supported capacity per node Prism Element to Prism Central traffic optimisation (note that Prism Element must be 5.10.3 or higher) Network traffic separation for iSCSI and DR traffic Compute Only nodes (AHV only) AHV now includes … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.11 (STS), what’s new?
Acropolis Dynamic Scheduling
What is it? In summary, it's hot-spot detection for Nutanix Clusters running the AHV hypervisor with a unique feature that other hypervisors don't have - it's compute and storage aware. The functionality is enabled by default but can be disabled if required. Because the AOS architecture (a) controls and (b) is aware of all I/O … Continue reading Acropolis Dynamic Scheduling
What’s the 411 on Nutanix Release numbers?
A question that's often asked by existing customers relates to what exactly to the release numbers refer to? So here's a quick and simple explanation on how Nutanix categorises their releases.major . minor . patch . hot fixSo in the example of 126.96.36.199 you'll observe the 5.9 is the main release (including additional updates/features), with … Continue reading What’s the 411 on Nutanix Release numbers?
Nutanix AOS 5.10 (LTS), what’s new?
Today sees the latest version of AOS released with new features in AOS and with some bug fixes too. At a high level the new and updates to existing functionality: Integration of an on-premises Nutanix Cluster into Nutanix's Xi Leap DRaaS via Prism CentralNever Schedule-able node for AHV clusters The release notes delve into further … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.10 (LTS), what’s new?
Xi Leap launched
Xi Leap is live Nearly a year after its announcement at the .Next Conference in Washington, Xi Leap is now live. This day one release provides Disaster Recovery for Nutanix customers with initial availability zones located in the east (Ashburn, VA) and west (Oakland, CA & Santa Clara, CA) coast of the USA with EMEA … Continue reading Xi Leap launched
Nutanix AOS 5.9 (STS), what’s new?
Released today is the latest version of AOS with new features in AOS (and some bug fixes too), available only for customers comfortable using the Short Term Support (STS) release cycle. At a high level the new and updates to existing functionality: Rack Awareness Metro Cluster Support for Microsoft's Hyper-V ABS (Acropolis Block Services) Support … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.9 (STS), what’s new?