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Nutanix Xtract For VMs Version 2.0.3 Released

Yesterday, 2019-02-04, Nutanix released a new version of its VM migration tool called Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines meaning latest and greatest version is now 2.0.3.

For those of you that don’t know, Xtract for VMs is a tool to migrate VMs to Nutanix AHV hypervisor AHV.

I know it is a dot dot release but never the less it is worth mentioning based on the below improvements:

  • Increased migration speed form ESXi.
    • Won’t give you any numbers but what I have seen it is a massive improvement.
  • Better migration workload distribution relaxing the recommendation/soft limit of 10 VMs per migration plan. Official documentation does not say a new maximum number but I’ll try to find out and update this text.
  • Manual preparation of virtual machine from ESXi.
  • RHEL 7.5 supported OS for migration from ESXi
  • CentOS 6.8 and 6.9 plus RHEL 6.8 and 6.10 supported OSes for migration from AWS.

Migration of EBS backed EC2 instances running on AWS is a Tech preview feature meaning not target for production systems.

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