Nutanix Files 3.5 Released

The latest version of Nutanix Files went GA today and is available on the Nutanix Portal for download.

There lots of improvements in this release but a few of the headlines include:

  • Network File System v3 (NFSv3) Support – Files now supports the NFSv3 protocol in addition to NFSv4
  • Multi-Protocol Support for Shares and Exports – Clients of different protocols (NFS or SMB) can perform read-and-write operations on shares of either protocol by enabling a secondary protocol during share creation. If both of the protocols do not use Active Directory as the directory service, User Mapping should be configured by an IT admin.
  • Self-Service Restore (SSR) for NFS – You can now use Self-Service Restore for NFS to open, copy, and restore previous versions of files.
  • File Analytics (technical preview) – File Analytics provides dashboards and tools for monitoring file data and the activity of users on your file system. Once activated, Analytics deploys a new file server VM (FSVM) on your cluster. The File Analytics console includes an activity overview dashboard, tools for monitoring anomalies, and Audit Trails for auditing users and files.

I’ll be deploying File Analytics when I get a spare moment so will provide a further update on that. It is still in tech preview

Download Component can be found here

Release Notes can be found here

Documentation can be found here

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