Nutanix Files is a software-defined scale-out file server. It can be used as the repository for unstructured data like home directories, user profiles, departmental shares, and application logs.
Please review the release notes before deployment for all products
Features and Updates | Files 4.3
This release includes the following new features.
Tiering to Azure Blob Storage
- Use Azure Blob as the object store for standard tiering with Files.
General Availability of Files with NC2 on Azure
- Deploy Files in a virtual private Cloud (VPC) on Azure bare-metal servers. The Files Manager uses the networking technologies of NC2 and Nutanix Flow Virtual Networking to provide the capability of deploying Files in a VPC. For more information, see "Files on Azure" in the Files Manager User Guide.
Dynamic Storage Provisioning for Horizontal Expansion
- Dynamic storage provisioning enhances the Nutanix Files scale capabilities. By default, a file server starts with six vDisks (four for data and two for metadata) and one SLOG disk. Files automatically requests for more vDisks as needed. VG expansion is not possible for PC-managed file servers when PC is unreachable.
- Deploy Files in an on-prem VPC to isolate the networking stack of your Files on PC deployment.
Resolved Issues | Files 4.3
This release includes the following resolved issues.
- Changing a file owner exceeded the quota limit.
- You can disable directory leasing on snapshot paths.
- The replicator service paused indefinitely for file servers deployed on AOS 5.6.1 and earlier.
- Distributed file system (DFS) configurations prevented the use of witness shares with Windows 2019 Failover Cluster Services. See the "Troubleshooting" section in the Nutanix Files User Guide for steps to enable DFS.
- Issues with read delegations during conflicting operations caused the NFS service to restart.
- Removed some hardcode values from FSVMs deployed with the Files Manager.
- For PC-managed file servers, File Analytics might open the dashboard for another one of your file servers.
- Some backend mechanisms might have caused excessive memory use on NFS exports.
- Upgrades and deployment of Files on AOS 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 were unsuccessful.
- Added more context in the tooltip for creating continuously available (CA) shares.
- You cannot create files under the root of distributed shares in High Availability (HA) mode.
- Resolved file creation issues on IBM AIX clients.
- You could only remove three FSVMs at a time.