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 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?
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 188.8.131.52 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