Upgrading Nutanix CE from 5.5 to 5.6

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Some of you may have read my guide on deploying Nutanix CE 5.5 onto bare metal Oracle Ravello. Well as tends to happen, software is updated and now is the time to look to upgrade to the next Nutanix CE release which is based on Acropolis Operating System 5.6. I was hoping that the software would just pop up and show as an available point and click upgrade, but it didn’t. It’s not a hard process, but I will cover what you need to do below to get upgraded.

It is worth pointing out that for a new install, there is an ISO available now to install Nutanix CE from which will greatly simplify the install experience, especially if deploying onto Ravello.

Let’s do this thing. Step 1 – Get prepared.

First things first, log onto the Nutanix Community portal and grab the latest binaries for Nutanix CE. You get login here with your credentials.

Now grab the following 3 downloads.

Once downloaded, extract the 3 files from the Metadata Zip file.

Step 2 – Upgrade Acropolis Operating System (AOS)

Log into Prism Element, hit the settings cog and choose Upgrade Software.

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