Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.11 & More Released

Yesterday, August 5:th 2019, Nutanix released new version of their core HCI product Nutanix Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS). In addition there was a new version released, matching AOS 5.11, for Prism Central, Calm version 2.7.1 and AHV plus Nutanix Objects was declared GA with version 1.0.

AOS 5.11 is a Short Term Support (STS) release and you can read more about difference between STS and Long Term Support (LTS) releases here.

Pretty a hectic day for the release management team since they also released AOS & Prism Central 5.10.6 which is a LTS and you can read more about that release here.

Here is the list of all new software versions released.

  • Acropolis Operating System (AOS) – version 5.11
  • Prism Central – version 5.11
  • AHV – version 20170830.301
  • Witness VM – version. 5.11
  • Calm – version 2.7.1
  • Objects – version 1.0

AOS 5.11 comes with a lot of new features and improvements and below I have mentioned some of them:

  • Storage Quality of Service (QOS) to Set Throttle Limits on a VM
  • Support for Up to 120 TiB Per Node
  • Syslog Monitoring
  • Network Segmentation 2.0
  • Flow Policy Import/Export
  • Flow logging support
  • Flow Syslog server configuration
  • Export and Import Security Policy
  • Support for Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) in Xi Cloud Services
  • Added ESXi Support for Nutanix Guest Tools
  • Manage Categories Support Added for ESXi on Prism User Interface
  • Storage QoS VM IOPS Rate Limiting
  • SRM Support for NearSync
  • Runbooks support for ESX (ESX -> ESX and ESX -> Xi)
  • NearSync support for Files
  • Network Segmentation for Volumes
  • Metro Availability (ESX) – simplify failback procedure
  • Nutanix Objects GA
  • AHV UEFI Guest Support
  • Category-based RBAC for AHV VM Management
  • Bridge and uplink management for AHV
  • Image Service Updates
  • DRaaS Cross Hyperviser DR
  • DRaaS ESX to ESX
  • Prism Pro X-Play
  • AHV Security patches for CVE-2018-15473, CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11479, CVE-2016-10009, CVE-2016-10010, CVE-2016-10011, CVE-2016-10012, CVE-2016-0777, CVE-2016-07778

Read Nutanix official blog post about the 5.11 release

Quite a few of these will be discussed further in separate blog posts since they provides

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

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