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Date registered: January 25, 2015

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  1. Nutanix ERA – How To Protect Database Data v2 — February 2, 2021
  2. WordPress Theme Graphene – Revert Back from 2.x To 1.9 — January 12, 2021
  3. Nutanix ERA 2.1 Released — January 5, 2021
  4. Check MSSQL Version Via Command Prompt — January 1, 2021
  5. Configure User Account Password Never Expires Via Command Prompt – Windows Server 2019 — December 23, 2020

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Nutanix ERA – How To Protect Database Data v2

A while ago i posted a blog about how to protect database data for DBs managed by Era. The blog post was based on a Nutanix public document i put together and it can be found here here This is just a short blog post to let you know that the Nutanix document has since …

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WordPress Theme Graphene – Revert Back from 2.x To 1.9

Not that often these days that you need to downgrade/revert back from an upgraded software version to the one previously running. However, that was exactly what i had to do with my blog a while ago:) My WordPress theme Graphene haven’t been upgrade for quite some time so i decided to jump on the 2.x …

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Nutanix ERA 2.1 Released

2021 is just a few days in and i already have some great news to share:) Nutanix Era, the Nutanix database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution version 2.1 has been released. In Era version 2.0 Nutanix Multi-Cluster support was added meaning you could manage DB workloads across multiple Nutanix Clusters. There was an option to store DB snapshots: …

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Check MSSQL Version Via Command Prompt

First day of 2021 and the first blog post…. In situations where you don’t have Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio available or if you just like to use command prompt you can use the command sqlcmd to manage and view your Microsoft SQL Server. Before start managing your MSSQL server via command prompt you need …

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Nutanix AOS 5.19, Prism Central 2020.11 & More Released

Two days ago, 2020-12-15, Nutanix released a new short term support, STS, release of AOS meaning the latest STS is now 5.19. Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here. In addition Prism Central, PC, pc.2020.11 and AHV version 20201105.12 have also been released. There are a lot of new functionality, …

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Nutanix AOS 5.15.4 Released

Yesterday, 2020-12-09, the fourth long term support (LTS) version of AOS 5.15 was released meaning the latest LTS version available is now 5.15.4. Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here. AOS 5.15.4 comes with AHV version AHV 20190916.321 and can be managed with any of the following Prism Central versions: …

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Nutanix ERA – DataOps

As most of you already know Nutanix Era is a platform that delivers database as a service (DBaaS). It automates and simplifies database administration including: Provisioning Clone Refresh Backup Restore Patching The below figure is borrowed from Nutanix official documentation and describes the Era logical overview. In addition to the included databases in the above …

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Nutanix ERA – How To Protect Database Data

————————————————————————– Updated 2021-02-02: Updated version available here ————————————————————————– Nutanix Era is a platform that delivers database as a service (DBaaS). It automates and simplifies database administration including: Provisioning Clone Refresh Backup Restore Patching In summary Era brings one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning and life-cycle management. The following picture describes the Era logical …

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Nutanix Era Consumed via Nutanix Calm

This video will showcase how Nutanix Era can be consumed via Nutanix Calm. The following tasks are included in the video: Provision PostgreSQL Database Instance Perform Log CatchUp Take Snapshot Restore Database Instance Clone Database Instance During the provisioning Calm reaches out to Era to get the available Era Profiles and SLAs meaning it is …

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Nutanix Multi Site Private Cloud Architecture

As a follow up to the Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture version release in March 2020 the Multi-Site Private Cloud Architecture document has been released. This document follows the same structure as the previous version meaning it’s describing what approach (methodology) to use,  what to consider/ take into account and what decisions to include when …

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Nutanix Clone & Snapshot – How it works

Just realised that this blog post was never released for an unknown reason. Was supposed to be published back in June 2020 🙂 Anyway, I’m getting question around how Nutanix clones and snapshots actually works and based on that i decided to create an official Nutanix document around these two techniques. The Nutanix Acropolis Distributed …

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Nutanix ERA 2.0 Released

Happy to let you know what Era 2.0 has been release. There are a lot of new features and new functionality in Era 2.0 and i have been working with quite a few of them already. The single most important new feature in my opinion is the Multi-Cluster Support Era multi-cluster capability allows you to …

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Nutanix Prism Central PC.2020.9 Released

Yesterday, 2020-10-01, Nutanix released a new version of Prism Central, version 2020.9 meaning the third version after introducing the year.month version naming. PC2020.9 comes with the following new features and enhancements: Enhanced Categories Capabilities vCenter Monitoring Useful links Prism Central PC.2020.9 Download Prism Central PC.2020.9 Release Notes Prism Central PC.2020.9 Supplement Upgrade Path Nutanix Compatibility Matrix …

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Runecast Analyzer v4.5 Released

Yesterday, 2020-09-30, Runecast released a dot version of their software, Runecast Analyzer, meaning the latest and greatest version is now 4.5. This version adds Kubernetes (K8s) infrastructure capabilities by including checks against Kubernetes best practices as well as CIS benchmark for Kubernetes (security standard). If you have been working with containers you know that there …

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Prevent autostart of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

After a MacBook restart there are usually a few applications that will autostart/launch and depending on what you normally do it might be good or might just be annoying. I try to keep the number of auto started applications to a minimum and the most recent application i disabled autostart for was Cisco AnyConnect Secure …

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