Nutanix AOS 6.0, AHV 20201105.2076 & Prism Central 2021.5 Released

I usually don’t blog about Nutanix AOS Short Term Support (STS) releases but i wanted to make you aware of that a new major version of Nutanix AOS has been released some time ago meaning the latest and greatest AOS STS release is 6.0

As expected it comes with quite a few improvements and new features including e.g:

  • Reserve Rebuild Capacity – This is something i have been involved for some time and it’s a first step to provide improved availability and resiliency
  • Rebuild Progress Indicator and ETA
  • Brownfield AES
  • Metdata pre warm operation to ensure minimal performance impact during certain CVM failure scenarios
  • Enhanced NearSync Replication Schedules for VStore Protection – 20 sec RPO.
  • LACP support for expand cluster
  • Switch Port ANalyzer (SPAN) / port mirroring
  • Acropolis Distributed Scheduler (ADS) support for Virtual GPUs VMs
  • Self Service Portal supports OpenLDAP users
  • vCenter Server Capacity Runway
  • Nvidia vGPU Console Support

Read more about difference between LTS & STS here.

AOS 6.0 which comes with AHV version 20201105.2076 and can be managed the most recent Prism Central release meaning pc.2021.5.

The releases comes with fixes in the following areas:

  • AHV-management
  • Analytics
  • Data Protection
  • Flow
  • IAM
  • Infrastructure / Services
  • Life Cycle Manager
  • Networking
  • Nutanix Guest tools (NGT)
  • Prism
    • Central
    • Element
    • UI
  • Securty
  • Stargate
  • XView

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

Software bundled with the 6.0 AOS release:

  • AHV 20201105.2076
  • AOS 6.0
  • Foundation 4.6.2
  • Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) 4.1.0
  • Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) 2.2

Useful links

Enjoy the new version and its capabilities..