Nutanix AOS 5.6 Released

Nutanix has released version 5.6 of their Acropolis Operating System (AOS). This is the next installment of their AOS “Obelix” release from late last year.

This obviously also means that many of the supporting components of the Nutanix eco-system also have new releases to complement AOS, namely AFS, AHV, Prism Central, NCC, LCM and Foundation. Please refer to the resources section at the end for links to downloads and release notes.

In a nutshell (more detail below):

  • Microsegmentation – Application-centric network security
  • Greater performance for large databases with volume group load balancer on AHV
  • Greater deployment flexibility with two-Node clusters
  • Delivering scale-out to Prism Central
  • Delivering next generation v3 APIs
  • Support up to 80TB per node
  • Guest OS shutdown operations for AHV
  • Erasure coding in-place overwrite
  • AFS 3.0 – NFS support, CFT backups, Active-Active deployments and File Auditing




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Chief Enterprise Architect and Strategist, 4xVCDX#133, NPX#8, DECM-EA.

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