Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV – A leap ahead with the new release

Nutanix today releases a new AHV-20220304.242, it is an independent release and compatible with the newly released AOS 6.5.1 and later. This release not only provides security updates but some internal enhancements to improve the performance overall as follows.

Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) support for AHV VMs – Now Windows 11 can officially support and install with vTPM enabled. AHV vTPM is software-based emulation of the physical TPM 2.0 chip that works as a virtual device.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) Support on AHV – Now WSL can be installed on Windows VMs with support for use cases like WSL2 with Docker.

Core component upgrades – Some of the core components are updated like

  • Upgrade Libvirt to 6.0.0
  • Upgrade QEMU to 4.2.0.
  • Upgrade the AHV Linux kernel to 5.10
  • Various NIC drivers got upgraded

With this release of AHV, there are myriad significant performance enhancements and improvements to the core storage performance as well as guest workload. The storage IO increases by up to 15% and guest workload response time improvements by 10-20%. These improvements are possible by only a simple hypervisor update.

Detailed release notes are available here

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