Nutanix AOS and Prism Central 5.8 is ready for download


Last week, on July 6’th, Nutanix released a new version of its flagship products, AOS 5.8 and Prism Central 5.8. In Acropolis 5.8, Nutanix’s engineering put main focus on security, product stability and features enhancements.  But it is not everything. In Acropolis 5.8 release you can find much more. See sneak peak below and if you want to read full list make sure you click on the  links and read full release notes on Nutanix support portal.

Acropolis AOS 5.8

Erasure Coding with Block Awareness

Users can enable erasure coding on new containers in block-aware clusters. The minimum number of blocks for RF=2 is 4 and for RF3 is 6.

Nutanix Native Key Management Server for AOS based DAR Encryption

In Acropolis AOS 5.6 Nutanix released software data encryption but key management was out of the AOS (there are several KMS systems certified by Nutanix). In AOS 5.8, you can manage your encryption keys from within Acropolis software

Dual level Data-at-Rest Encryption

You can protect your data using SED drives and software encryption. NOTE: external KMS system is required to enable dual level encryption.

Prism Central 5.8

SAML Authentication Support in Prism Central

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. If you are using OKTA in your org now you can configure Prism Central to use with OKTA for authentication.

Option to Import Images from Registered Clusters

In AOS 5.8 you can choose what images and what clusters you would like to manage from Prism Central image manager.

Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm licensing

Nutanix enginering brings licensisng for Nutanix Calm into Prism Central.

Nutanix AHV

Several security patches and few function enhancemnets.

Nutanix AFS

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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