Today Nutanix is releasing the most waited NOS release thus far, and it is available for download and install by all Nutanix customer via the One-Click NOS Upgrade. This release is focused on enhancements for the areas of resiliency, security, disaster recovery, analytics, supportability and management.
This is the power of software-defined architectures, running on standard x86 hardware, with no special purpose machine doing one and one thing only. The software approach allows for faster release cycles and whenever there are hardware performance improvements you get to enjoy the benefits and performance improvements right away.
Here are some the new features customers are getting right away:
- Cloud Connect – Prism UI configuration of Cloud Connect for replicating VMs to Amazon Web Services
- Data at rest encryption with self-encrypting drives (ESXi only)
- Hypervisor upgrade from Prism UI (ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and KVM)
- One-click upgrade for NCC utility
- Metro availability enabling continuous availability of VMs across two geographically separated sites
- STIG compliance for Controller VM
- Support for Prism Central on Hyper-V
- Nutanix SCOM management pack enables monitoring of Nutanix components (both software and hardware) from the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager console.
- Nutanix plugin for XenDesktop enables per-VM SLA configuration from the XenDesktop management console
- Prism Central Scalability improved to support up to 1000 clusters and 10.000 VMs (ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V)
- Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support for Hyper-V hosts
- Simplified and improved certificate replacement in the Prism web console to support Certificate Authority-based chains of trust and the ability to generate self-signed certificates in the web console
For additional information I recommend reading my article All Nutanix 4.1 Features Overview in One Page (Beyond Marketing) or downloading the Release Notes 4.1.1 from the Nutanix Portal. Additionally, to read all technical articles published on NOS 4.1 and NOS 4.1.1 go to the Nutanix Index.
This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.