Nutanix AOS 5.19, Prism Central 2020.11 & More Released

Two days ago, 2020-12-15, Nutanix released a new short term support, STS, release of AOS meaning the latest STS is now 5.19. Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here. In addition Prism Central, PC, pc.2020.11 and AHV version 20201105.12 have also been released.

There are a lot of new functionality, enhancements to existing features included in these releases and below are some of them

  • Live vDisk Migration Across Storage Containers using acli
  • Cross cluster live migration with Leap – Zero RPO and RTO meaning true disaster avoidance
    • Migrate VM Within Cluster or Outside Cluster
  • Multi-Site Replication with Leap
  • License Manager does no longer has a dependency on AOS, PC and so on. Can be upgraded via LCM.
  • Native Key Manager Support for ROBO Clusters
  • Storage Capacity Widget Reporting Enhancement
  • Support for Multiple Remote Syslog Servers meaning you get a chance to split up targets for standard logs and security events.
  • Windows Defender Credential Guard Support in AHV
  • CREATE & MANAGE uplinks and bridges via the UI.
  • Autopilot for Playbooks
  • Dynamic Oplog Sizing – Available for All Flash clusters with AES.
  • You will get an estimated time for First Replication Instance to the recovery site.

Flow Networking is a new feature which is currently in Tech Preview meaning, Do Not Use In Production Systems. It provides many features such as:

  • Multi-tenancy isolation via Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) based network segmentation and namespaces.
  • Application/departmental isolation
  • VPN-based seamless connectivity across multiple sites with an automated VPN lifecycle.
  • IP Address retention and policy based routing for stretched subnets. NAT-based secure egress to networks external to a VPC.
  • Self-service networking services for applications through REST APIs.

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

Useful links

Enjoy the new version and its capabilities..