New PRISM Central One-Click Upgrade and One-Click Smorgasbord!

The Nutanix One-Click upgrade takes care of NOS, hypervisor, disk firmwares, the NCC and now it also takes care of PRISM Central. That’s pretty much everything in your virtualization infrastructure; but the networking stack.

As the name says, it’s a One-Click upgrade for the entire Nutanix cluster. Nutanix one-click upgrade automatically indicates when a new component version is available and it will auto-download the binaries if the auto-download option is enabled. The component upgrade process uses a highly parallel process and restart one component at the time using a rolling upgrade mechanism. The entire cluster upgrade can be fully monitored by the administrator.

During the upgrade process the AutoPathing feature kicks in redirecting VM I/Os on that node to different node. This has several benefits, including allowing administrators to upgrade NOS, disk firmware and NCC without disruption. The AutoPathing prevents performance loss during rolling upgrades minimizing I/O timeout by pre-emptively redirecting storage traffic to other nodes. Failover traffic is automatically load-balanced with the rest of the cluster based on node load.

The new PRISM Central now also uses the same One-Click upgrade technology. If you still don’t know what PRISM Central does… Nutanix PRISM Central is a single-stop shop for every Nutanix administrator. PRISM Central consolidates all Nutanix clusters across all data centers into a single intuitive user interface that combines information about storage, hypervisors and VMs; a single-pane-of-glass to manage multiple data centers. PRISM Central prevent administrators from having to sign individually to every Nutanix cluster while providing aggregated cluster health, alerts and historical data. Administrators are effectively able to manage all Nutanix clusters from the same user interface.


Enjoy a 50s video of my PRISM Central One-Click Upgrade!

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Enjoy a Nutanix NOS One-Click Upgrade video!

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Enjoy a Hypervisor One-Click Upgrade video!

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This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at






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