Software and Firmware Upgrades

Cloud Infrastructure Software and Firmware Upgrades

Intelligent infrastructure software and firmware upgrades with comprehensive dependency management and 1-click simplicity.

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The latest release of Life Cycle Manager adds AOS, Prism Central, and additional platform component firmware to its inventory for 1-click upgrades.

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Life Cycle Manager Demo

Senior Engineering Manager Nikhil Bhatia discusses the capabilities and benefits of LCM in this in-depth demo.

Take the Weekend Off - Life Cycle Manager Has You Covered!

In this .NEXT 2020 conference session you will learn how LCM can simplify day-2 infrastructure operations by automating the software and firmware upgrade process.

Capabilities and Benefits

Unified Control Plane

LCM simplifies Nutanix IT infrastructure life cycle operations by consolidating software and firmware component upgrades into a unified control plane.

An infrastructure inventory shows software and firmware versions running across the environment, including any new versions available for deployment. 

Similar to a Linux YUM package manager, LCM enables the deployment of multiple infrastructure upgrade packages across a distributed cluster like AOS and Prism Central.


Seamless Dependency Management 

LCM elevates IT teams from the minutiae of software and firmware dependencies by automating the entire process. 

When an IT administrator selects an update package, LCM automatically adds all corresponding upgrades that are a part of the dependency chain, ensuring that, with 1-click, everything required will be installed.

Optimal Upgrade Plan

Customers benefit from streamlined upgrade workflows with minimized infrastructure maintenance windows due to how LCM intelligently calculates the most optimal plan for all upgrade packages to be deployed. 

Based on the bundle of components -- software or firmware-- that are selected for upgrade by the IT administrator, LCM creates a plan that ensures the updates are deployed with the minimal number of service or host restarts.

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How It Works

How It Works

Nutanix LCM provides a common control plane for upgrading Nutanix infrastructures. 

To get started:

  1. Use Prism Central or Prism Element to open LCM
  2. Upgrade the LCM inventory (default is set to automatic) 
  3. Select one or more software or firmware packages to deploy
  4. Click update to start the upgrade process

What Customers Are Saying...

"What Nutanix helped us with is not just giving my weekends back, but enabling me. By using Life Cycle Management technology we did all these upgrades within business hours on a Monday morning without the business even knowing about it."

- Johan Van Tonder End User Computing Sr. Innovation Manager, Nedbank

"In the past we had to do a lot of stuff outside of office hours and now we select full upgrade and it starts the full upgrade process for the full stack from bottom to top and that has made our life a lot easier."

– Sammy Bogaert Infrastructure Lead, Delen Private Bank

Unified Platform Upgrades

Nutanix customers can choose from a range of hardware platform vendors to power Nutanix software infrastructures.  As a result, LCM was designed to simplify firmware upgrades across different platform types and provide organizations with a single, unified upgrade solution.

The LCM software upgrade experience is the same whether infrastructure is deployed on-premises or with Clusters in a public cloud.

Secure By Design

The LCM architecture uses a public key cryptography for security of the framework, module and compatibility matrix artifacts. Public keys held within each cluster are checked for validity against the privately-signed artifacts ensuring the LCM binaries are verified as having been genuinely created by approved hardware vendors and Nutanix software development teams.



1-Click Infrastructure Upgrades Datasheet

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about Nutanix LCM.


The Evolution of 1-Click

As the Nutanix product portfolio grew, LCM Product Management discussed going back to the drawing board for 1-click infrastructure upgrades.

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