Nutanix Acropolis 5.9 is ready for download


Following Nutanix software release roadmap, today Nutanix released Acropolis in version 5.9.  Acropolis 5.9 is STS (Short Term Support) software fork.

What’s new in Nutanix Acropolis 5.9

Nutanix AOS 5.9

  • AOS 5.9 supports the NVIDIA Tesla V100 16 GB GPU in AHV clusters running AHV-20170830.171 and later compatible versions.
  • Support for VMware ESXi 6.7ESXi 6.7 is supported on clusters running AOS 5.9 and Foundation 4.2 or later. Foundation 4.2 is bundled with AOS 5.9. See the Compatibility Matrix on the Nutanix support portal for NX platform details.
  • RRDMA for Nutanix NX G6 Platforms

    Remote Direct Memory Access RDMA provides a node with direct access to the memory subsystems of other nodes in the cluster, without needing the CPU-bounded network stack of the operating system.

  • AOS now supports metro availability when running on Hyper-V 2016. For more information, see the Prism Web Console Guide.

  • Rack Fault Tolerance

    Rack Fault Tolerance is the ability to provide rack level availability domain. With rack fault tolerance, redundant copies of data are made and placed on the nodes that are not in the same rack.

  • New redesign menu

AOS 5.9 new menu design

Tech Preview

    Nutanix Karbon 0.8

Karbon 0.8 is a turnkey solution for deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters using Linux containers. Karbon comes with a web console that simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes clusters and contains a built-in Kibana add-on for logging and event monitoring. For more information, see the Nutanix Karbon 0.8 Guide.

Nutanix Karbon

Nutanix Prism Central 5.9

  • Nutanix Guest Tools Bulk Operations

With the Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) bulk operations feature, you will be able to select multiple VMs in Prism Central VM entity browser and install, manage, upgrade NGT on these VMs.

NGT policies

  • New Settings Menu in the Web Console

Prism Central 5.9 – new menu

Nutanix AHV

Nutanix CALM

Hybrid Cloud Management

  • Nutanix Calm supports Azure.

Linux Powershell Gateway

  • Prior to Nutanix Calm 5.9, for windows automation, you needed to deploy Karan service into a separate windows VM. Nutanix Calm now comes with support for Powershell on Linux, doing away with the requirement for a separate VM. The blueprints which were earlier created by using pre 5.9 Karan are still supported. However, these blueprints are not automatically migrated to use the in-built Linux PowerShell gateway. .

Task Library

  • Nutanix Calm task library enables you to save user-defined tasks (scripts) that can be used by other application blueprints. By using existing user-defined tasks you need not to define the same tasks again. A task listed as part of task library can be shared across different projects.
  • Nutanix Calm Release Notes

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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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