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Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.5.5 & More Released

Unless you haven’t seen already Nutanix released, 2018-08-20, a new Long Term Supported (LTS) version of its Acropolis Operating System meaning the latest and greatest LTS version is 5.5.5.

The following products and features were also updated:

  • AHV is now version AHV 20170830.155
  • Metro Availability Witness is now version 5.5.5

From Nutanix official web site:

AOS 5.5.5 is a Long Term Supported (LTS) Release that will be maintained till April 2019 and supported until Oct 2019. Please refer toย KB#5505ย for an explanation and how it differs from a Short Term Supported (STS) Release.

Important: There is no Prism Central release for the AOS 5.5.5 release but the following PC versions are capable to manage AOS 5.5.5 clusters:

  • 5.8.x
  • 5.7.1

There are new, improved and updated features in the following areas:’

  • Acropolis File Services v3.0.1 can nowย co-exist with NearSync and metro availability on AOS clusters running a LTS release and not only STS releases 5.6.1 and onwards and 5.8 and onwards.
  • AHV
    • Can replicate VMs with vGPU or GPU passthrough to a remote site as part of a protection domain
  • AHV- Management
    • Affinity Rules
    • Improved logging
  • Alerts
  • Data Protection
  • Ergon
  • Infrastructure / Services
  • LifeCycle Manager (LCM) – Added support for upgrading components in multi-hypervisor environments (AHV + VMware)
  • Prism
    • Gateway
    • UI
  • Stargate

AOS 5.5. comes together with:

  • AHV 201708.30.157
  • Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) 3.6.0
  • Foundation 3.11.3

Useful links

Njoy the new LTS release.