Nutanix AOS 6.7 Prism Central 2023.3 & AHV 9

Not sure where to start but yesterday, 2023-08-29, a new short term support (STS) version of AOS was made available, version 6.7, and in addition to AOS a new version of Prism Central (PC), 2023.3, plus a new version of AHV, version 9 – 20230302.207, were released. Not bad for a Tuesday:)

As usual you can read more about the difference between LTS & STS here.

New & Updated Feature

Sit back and take a look at the below list of new and updated features with the new releases:

  • Storage Policies available for Volume Groups
  • Disaster Recovery Support for AHV vTPM Guest VMs
  • AHV base VM On-Demand Cross Cluster Migration without the need to first protect them with sync rep or setting up disaster recovery.
  • Affinity Policies
    • PC Categories are synced from primary to remote site and host affinity can be defined for the remote site.
    • PE Protection Domain based disaster recovery – host affinity are cleared after a failover or failback.
    • RBAC for affinity policy management.
  • Pre defined MAC address prefix for a Nutanix cluster to avoid duplicate MAC addresses across your environment.
  • Manage Bulk Operations for NGT
  • Cluster Resiliency Preference Setting
    • Smart – preventing rebuild from happen during planned maintenance
    • Immediate – Default option and data rebuild is started about 60 sec after a CVM being unavailable.
  • Optimized Database Solution
    • ESXi CO + AHV SO
    • AHV CO + AHV SO
  • Add & remove a node via Prism Central
  • AHV Traffic Mirroring Session
  • Support for iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) – Lower latency, higher bandwidth between AHV & CVM.
  • Native AOS KMS Key Backup Enhancement
    • Can download the vTPM keys as well, not only the encryption keys.
  • Multichannel AHV Live Migration Support
  • NVMe + HDD configuration
  • Network Segmentation Support for NSX-T Segments
  • Prism Central 5.10 Kernel Support

Areas of enhancement

In addition to the above list there are enhancements in the following areas:

  • AHV Management
  • Alerts
  • API Infra
  • Catalog service
  • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
  • Data Replication and Protection
  • Ergon
  • Hardware
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Ikat
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Life Cycle Manager (LCM)
  • Mantle
  • Microservices Plaform (MSP)
  • Networking
  • Nutanix Files
  • Prism
    • Gateway
    • UI
  • Search
  • Security – AOS
  • Storage UI

Software Included In This Release

  • AOS 6.7
  • AHV 20230302.207
  • Foundation 5.4.2
  • Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) 4.0
  • Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC)
  • Life Cycle Manager (LCM)

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


Before upgrading, make sure to read, understand and take appropriate actions (if required) for Virtual Switch Migration Requirements in the AHV Administration Guide 6.7.

Useful links

Enjoy the new versions and their capabilities..