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Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.6.1 & More Released

Yesterday, 2018-06-06, Nutanix released a new version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version is 5.6.1 for the AOS Short Term Supported (STS) version. The most recent version of the Long Term Supported (LTS) version is 5.5.2 which you can read more about here..

The following products and features were also updated:

  • Prism Central 5.6.1
  • AHV is now version 20170830.124
  • Metro Availability Witness is now version 5.6.1

Below is an important statement from the official Nutanix web site which you can find here.

Important: WARNING: 5.6.1 is a new AOS Feature Release, which is not Long Term Supported (LTS). If you upgrade to this version, the support will only be for 6 months after the Release Date, within which period you will have to upgrade to the next feature release. If you are interested only in bug fixes and not new features, please do not upgrade to this release.

Below are some of the areas where the new versions brings Some of the improvements in AOS 5.6.1 are:

  • AHV Management
  • Alerts
  • Data Protection
  • Infrastructure / Services
  • Networking
  • Prism Gateway
  • Prism UI
  • Pulse –¬†Prism Central 5.6.1 can automatically act as a proxy for Pulse data transmitted by each node in a cluster managed by that Prism Central instance. This feature is available in Prism Central 5.6.1 only. Very useful if you want to place the actual Nutanix Clusters on networks without internet connectivity same time as you want to leverage this pretty nice feature.
  • Security
  • Stargate

Useful links

Have fun with all the new good stuff in the latest releases.