This obviously also means that many of the supporting components of the Nutanix eco-system also have new releases to complement AOS, namely AHV & Prism Central. Please refer to the resources section at the end for links to downloads and release notes.
In a nutshell:
- Increased resilience with Rack Awareness, you will now be able to tolerate rack failures for multi-rack clusters.
- Increased resilience with NearSync enhancements: Async and NearSync to different clusters from the same Protection Domain is now supported, NearSync enabled Protection Domains now support application consistent snapshots & 3rd party solutions can now backup NearSync enabled Protection Domains.
- Simpler security: Existing data can be encrypted non-disruptively as a background process and existing Self-Encrypting Drives can be converted to Software-based encryption. The KMS is now a native local Key Manager.
- Micrsoft support: Nutanix Calm now supports deployments to Azure, this complements the existing supported endpoints of AHV, ESXi, GCP and AWS. Nutanix Metro Availability now supports Hyper-V, this complements the existing supported hypervisors of ESXi and AHV.