Registration is open for the annual Nutanix .NEXT conference or actually “Global Nutanix .NEXT Digital Experience”. It will be held from September 20th to 23rd and, like last year, the event is online. This year’s catchy slogan “Cloud on your terms”. All attendees benefit from .NEXT by inspiring keynotes, training courses & exams, product test drives and of course professional networking.
On 16th of May, Nutanix released their new AOS 5.20 LTS software. This AOS LTS release comes also packaged with a new version of the Nutanix AHV hypervisor: AHV-20201105.2030. This new LTS version release is very important to many customers as it enables “Acropolis Dynamic Scheduling (ADS) for VM’s with vGPU’s”. Yes, that means live migrations of VM’s with vGPU’s is now also available for LTS users!
I am regularly asked what options there are available for trying out (‘experiencing’) the Nutanix Private & Enterprise Cloud platform. In this short post, I will list out the possibilities available at the moment which can help you with getting that experience with Nutanix for either educational or professional purposes. Or just for the fun of it!
I have been asked many times in what specific order a Nutanix cluster should be upgraded. This refers to all software components that make up a Nutanix cluster such as Nutanix AOS, AHV, NCC & Foundation but also VMware ESXi & Hyper-V and even the BIOS, firmware and other hardware device drivers. Well, I thought it was about time to share my way or working with you this blog post. I hope it helps you with your own Nutanix cluster upgrade activities.