Nutanix Move 3.7 Released

A new version of Nutanix Move has been released. This is the first dot release in 2021 and the latest version available is now 3.7. As you might know Move is a VM migration tool which makes it possible to migrate VMs between the following environments with minimal downtime:

  • VMware ESXi to Nutanix clusters on AWS and AHV
  • VMware ESXi on legacy infrastructure to VMware ESXi on Nutanix
  • Microsoft Hyper-V to Nutanix clusters on AWS and AHV
  • AWS EC2 to Nutanix clusters on AWS and AHV
  • AWS EC2 to VMware ESXi on Nutanix
  • Nutanix AHV to AWS EC2

The below picture explains the architecture of Move

Picture borrowed from Nutanix official web site – The Move User Guide.

The major enhancement in version 3.7 is the change to AWS Native APIs for snapshots and change tracking. This change brings some really good enhancements e.g.:

  • No need to install Move agents on AWS
  • Support to migrate any Guest OS supported in AWS – Just make sure the target supports the same guest OS:)
  • Faster migrations

In addition Move 3.7 comes with the following enhancements:

  • AOS 5.18 & 5.19 support
  • pc.2020.11 support
  • Support or VMware vSphere, both vCenter Server snd ESXi,  7.0 Update 1
  • Support for Ubuntu Server 20.04

As you can see, great migration capabilities with Nutanix Move.

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