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Nutanix Announces The General Availability Of NOS 4.1

by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Inc. announced the general availability of the latest update of the operating system, Nutanix Operating System NOS 4.1. NOS 4.1 is the OS that powers Nutanix’s Virtual Computing Platform. Nutanix has been giving users glimpses of the NOS 4.1 new capabilities for some time now, we mentioned it here in our NX-9000 piece


Nutanix Inc. announced the general availability of the latest update of the operating system, Nutanix Operating System NOS 4.1. NOS 4.1 is the OS that powers Nutanix’s Virtual Computing Platform. Nutanix has been giving users glimpses of the NOS 4.1 new capabilities for some time now, we mentioned it here in our NX-9000 piece

New features with NOS 4.1 include:

  • Metro Availability: Nutanix Metro Availability provides continuous data availability for business-critical applications during planned maintenance or unplanned disasters that affect entire sites. Nutanix is the only hyper-converged infrastructure vendor to deliver continuous data protection across multiple datacenters.
  • Cloud Connect: Nutanix Cloud Connect seamlessly integrates public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), with Nutanix-powered private cloud environments. It allows Nutanix customers to combine private and public cloud technology into their long-term infrastructure strategy without requiring third-party software or hard to maintain plug-ins.
  • Encryption Support: Nutanix now provides strong data protection by encrypting user and application data to a level of FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliance. Data at rest encryption is delivered through self-encrypting drives (SED) that are factory-installed in the Nutanix hyper-converged appliance.
  • Simplified Hypervisor Upgrade: Nutanix radically simplifies the process of upgrading the hypervisor in a Nutanix cluster with this new feature. This release will support upgrade of VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, with KVM support coming soon.
  • Security/STIG Enhancements:  Comprehensive security technical implementation guides (STIGs) to speed up the accreditation process for DIACAP/DIARMF, which is typically slow and manual. A process that used to take nine to twelve months can now be accomplished in minutes

The upgrade path itself is relatively simple. Within a few clicks our 4-node cluster of 8150s was updated without issue from within the Nutanix Web Console. And for those that are curious, here's what happens when the "Nothing to do?" link is clicked. 

Availability

All Nutanix customers are able to get the new update through a simple software upgrade, no down time is associated with the update. 

Nutanix Site

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