Category Archive: AOS

Oct 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.3 & More Released

Yesterday, 2017-10-18, Nutanix released an updated version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS), AHV, Prism Central, Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) and Foundation. The AOS 5.1.3 release includes improvements to the following areas: Support for Dell XC and Lenovo HX platforms using the Intel G6 SkyLake architecture. Deprecation of TLS …

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Oct 10 2017

Nutanix Xtract For Virtual Machine

In nearly every discussion I have with potential customers the questions comes up about how do we migrate existing workloads to Nutanix. Until today, 2017-10-09, the simple answer has been and still is that it depends on what you actually want to do. Lets say you run hypervisor X today and want to continue running …

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Oct 03 2017

Nutanix AHV VM Reporting Via REST API

Some time ago I provided a virtual machine reporting script for Nutanix hypervisor AHV virtual machines via the blog post “Nutanix AHV VM Reporting”.That script was running on a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) so it had some shortcomings in terms of flexibility and scheduling options. This new script provides all the output parameters included …

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Oct 01 2017

Turbonimic 6.0 Released

A few days ago, 2017-09-27, Turbonomic, a long time VCDX56 blog sponsor, released a new version of their software which continuously analyzes real-time workload demand and matches it to compute, storage and network resources in a virtualized, private or public cloud environment. This means the latest & greatest Turbonomic version is 6.0 and it brings …

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Sep 29 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.2.0.2 & More Releases For IBM Power Systems

Yesterday, 2017-09-28, Nutanix released an updated version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) for IBM Power Systems meaning the latest and greatest release for IBM Power Systems is now 5.2.0.2. I wrote a blog post about the initial AOS release for IBM Power Systems a while ago which …

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Sep 17 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.2 For IBM Power Systems Released

A few days ago, 2017-09-15, Nutanix released a new version of its Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS). The is the first AOS release that supports IBM Power Systems and means you now have the opportunity to use multiple platforms and not only x86 as the physical platform for your …

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Sep 06 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.84 Released

Today, 2017-09-06, Nutanix released a new AHV hypervisor version. The latest and greatest version is now 20160925.84. There are quite a few enhancements in this version including e.g.: Random read and write performance has been increased. Improved scheduler logic during live migration and upgrade operations. Security Updates VM power on performance is improved. AHV behaviour …

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Sep 06 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.2 & More Released

Today, 2017-09-06, Nutanix released an updated version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) and this means that the most current AOS version is 5.1.2. The AOS 5.1.2 release includes improvements to the following areas: AHV-Management Cassandra Curator Data protection Hyper-V Infrastructure Services In-Place Hypervisor Conversion also known as Dial …

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Sep 04 2017

Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) Version 3.1 Released

Quick blog post to let you know that Nutanix Cluster Check (NCC) version 3.1 has been released. You can run NCC via: CVM command line by using command bcc health_checks run_all Via PRISM UI -> Health -> Actions -> Run Checks There are eight new checks, according to the below list, in this release and there …

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Aug 16 2017

Create Nutanix AHV Virtual Machine Via Command Line

While travelling back home from last weeks Nutanix sales kick off in Las Vegas i tried to do some performance testing in my home lab via the airplane WiFi connection. After a resent request the airline has actually open up for outbound SSH connections so i was able to access my home lab via SSH …

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Aug 09 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.3 Released

Yesterday, 2017-08-08, Nutanix release a minor version of Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) and this means the most current version is 5.1.1.3. As you might be aware of the recommendation if running Nutanix Self Service Portal (SSP) has been not to upgrade to 5.1.1.1 & 5.1.1.2 from 5.1.x & …

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Aug 01 2017

Nutanix Network Visualization & Arista Switch Configuration

This blog post will cover Nutanix Network Visualization which is pretty handy when you need to further increase visibility into your datacenter infrastructure. The network visualization provides e.g. the logical to physical network mapping in Prism including VMs, AHV Hosts and physical switches and you can read more about about prereqs, supported switches, Visualizer here. …

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Jul 20 2017

Nutanix AHV Version 20160925.71 Released

Updated 9/8 – New Metadata JSON file available via Nutanix Portal  Two days ago, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of its hypervisor AHV. The latest and greatest version is now 20160925.71.  Acropolis Operating System (AOS) formerly known as Nutanix Operating System (NOS) version 5.1.1.1 is required to run AHV 20160925.71. There are quite a few improvements …

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Jul 19 2017

Nutanix AOS Version 5.1.1.1 Released

Yesterday, 2017-07-18, Nutanix released a new version of the Acropolis Operating System (AOS) meaning the latest and greatest version available is 5.1.1.1. And yes it’s a minor release but I know at least some of my customers will benefit from the new announcements such as: Support for vSphere ESXi 6.5 and 6.5a including Dell XC …

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Jun 08 2017

Disable Nutanix PRISM Login Screen Animation

A while back i had to change the Nutanix PRISM login screen behaviour to not include the animation of background particles. There are quite a few ways of doing this as described in Nutanix knowledgeable article 1308 This blog post will cover 4 different ways of managing the animation and the reason for this blog …

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