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Nutanix AOS 5.18 & Prism Central PC2020.8 + More Released

Yesterday, 2020-08-25, was a great Nutanix release day including new versions of:

  • Acropolis Operating System (AOS) – Version 5.18 which is a Short Term Support (STS) release
  • Prism Central version PC2020.8
  • AHV version 20190916.253
  • Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) version 10.0.6

Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here.


Picture borrowed from official Nutanix web site

There are a lot of new features included in this release and i know some of them are long awaited once such as:

  • Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) support in pc2020.8. where you can:
    • Export an AHV VM as an OVA file
    • Import OVAs of VMs or virtual appliances (vApp). You can import (upload) an OVA file with the QCOW2 or VMDK disk formats from a URL or the local machine.
    • Deploy OVA file as a VM.
    • Download an OVA file to your local machine.
    • Rename an OVA file.
    • Delete an OVA file.
    • Track or monitor the tasks associated with OVA operations inย Tasks
  • Flow
    • Layer 2 Traffic Isolation for Flow Isolation Policy
    • Policy Rule Description
    • Services and Addresses for Policies
    • Enhanced Protection for VMs using External IPAM
  • RDMA Support for ESXi
  • Support for ESXi Secure Boot for Host leveraging hardware UEFI and Secure Boot Enabled

In addition to the above the following new features / enhancements were also added to the new versions.

AHV

Added AHV guest OS support to include:

      • CentOS 8.2
      • RHEL 7.8
      • Ubuntu 19.04

AOS

  • Cross-Hypervisor Disaster Recovery (CHDR) Support for NeareSync Replication in Leap
  • Inline Compression Enabled by Default for New Storage Containers
  • Inline Erasure Coding-X Enabled for Objects Storage Containers
  • Recycle Bin for Guest VM and vDisk Recoverability – Deleted VMs will be kept in the Recycle bin for 24h if space permits.
  • Health Monitoring for Network Segmentation
  • Storage Capacity Reporting Enhancements
  • Timestamp Change for Nutanix Logs
  • Self-Service Restore (SSR) Support for Leap
  • NVMe Partial Population on NX-8170-G7 with AHV
  • Hot-Swapping NVMe Drives on NX-8170-G7 with AHV

Prism Central

  • Introducing the Files Manager
  • Timestamp Change for Nutanix Logs
  • Layer 2 Traffic Isolation for Flow Isolation Policy
  • Policy Rule Description
  • Services and Addresses for Policies
  • Enhanced Protection for VMs using External IPAM
  • UX Audit Improvements
  • PC UI Scale fixes Improvements
  • Enhanced Analysis Capabilities
  • Search perf Enhancements
  • Stats API Beta
  • X-Play Enhancements
  • VM Exclusion Policies Support
  • Session Based Analysis Capabilities
  • SQL Server Visibility
  • Application Discovery Support
  • Beam Integration for VM cost analysis

As usual check Nutanix Software End Of Life document on a regular basis to keep you up to date.

Useful links

A ton of new and good enhancements

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