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 5.9.2.4 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?

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?

Nutanix AOS 5.8 (STS)

Today sees the release of the next raft of features in AOS (and some bug fixes of course), available only for customers comfortable using the Short Term Support (STS) release cycle. At a high level the new and updates to existing functionality: Erasure Coding with Block Awareness SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) Authentication Support in … Continue reading Nutanix AOS 5.8 (STS)

Nutanix release their own Local Key Manager

As part of the AOS 5.8 release, Nutanix has released their own Local Key Management server (aka Native Key Manager within Nutanix). The positive note here is this offers customers a route to remove the dependency on 3rd Party external Key Management Servers (KMS) for Data-at-Rest encryption (DAR). Hypervisors Supported AHV, VMware ESXi and Microsoft … Continue reading Nutanix release their own Local Key Manager

Nutanix move to STS & LTS releases

Earlier this year Nutanix divided their release cycle into two streams, which is not uncommon amongst global software vendors. The terms Short Term Support and Long Term Support mean exactly that and customers will be able to choose a release of AOS that suits their approach to updating platforms. Customers can read more about this via … Continue reading Nutanix move to STS & LTS releases