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Top 9 Features of Nutanix Acropolis Operating System 5.0

Chris Farmer Nutanix

Top 9 Features of Nutanix Acropolis Operating System 5.0 release.

Nutanix recently released the latest version of their Arcopolis Operating System 5.0. With a host of improvements and some new features, we will do a the top 9.

  • 1-Node Replication Target

    Single Node Replication/Snapshot Target. For use with smaller deplohyments, specifically ROBO or SMB. Useful if Local backups are the only option as bandwidth/cost issues are an issue.

  • Acropolis Block Services (ABS)

    Acropolis Block Services not adds Dynamic Load Balancing, IP Based Whitelisting, Wider client support (RHEL 7, OL 7, ESXI 6) DR Imporvement and a few others.

  • Acropolis Dynamic Scheduling (ADS)

    An improvement in ADS now provides balancing of resoruces across a cluster (CPU, RAM, DIsk & Memory), Host spots/contention alerts, avoid noisy neighbors and ideal initial VM placement.

  • Acropolis File Services (AFS)

    Too many to list, but here are a few. Supported on ESXi and AHV, integration with Windows Previous Version (WPV).

  • Cluster Network Visualisation

    This is a very nice feature as it brings the Network element into the light. Helps with troubleshooting VM and Host netorking Issues

  • Compression 2.0

    Improvements in compression ratio and compression and decompression

  • Nutanix Cluster Check 3.0

    NCC 3.0 performance has been improved, a typlical check on a 4 node cluster was 40 minutes and has been reducted to 5 minutes. More than 300 checks are available in the UI. Log collector now consumes less space.

  • Prism Self Services

    Self serivce portal enabled on every Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) cluster, no complex install or configuration needed. Self service support for AHV providing role based access control to a web-based portal for users to provision VMs and manage those VMs they created.

  • VM Scheduling Policies

    The Ability to define VM-Host strict affinity, directly within the UI. Can be useful for Software License compliance, Application Performance or Hardware Segmentation (GPU requirements) and others.

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