Nutanix AOS & Prism Central Version 5.8.1 Released

Today, 2018-08-06, Nutanix released a new version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version is 5.8.1.

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

Important: 5.8.1 is a new AOS Feature Short term Support (STS) 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. The latest available LTS release on the portal is 5.5.4 and and the next planned LTS maintenance release is 5.5.5. Please refer to KB#5505 for an explanation and how it differs from a Long Term Supported (LTS) Release.

There are updates with this release regarding the upgrade path and now you can upgrade to AOS 5.8.1 from both AOS 5.5 and AOS 5.6.

Following components/services have been modified/updated to this release:

  • AHV-Management
  • Acropolis File Services
  • Alerts
  • Data Protection
  • Infrastructure / Services
  • LCM
  • Licensing
  • Prism Gateway
  • Prism UI
  • Pulse / Insights
  • Self Service Portal (SSP)
  • Serviceability
  • Stargate
  • Storage

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