Category Archive: Era

Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Video

In the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released blog post i told you about the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin which was released earlier today, 2021-05-06. After plugin installation you need to perform initial configuration before you can take advantage of the plugin capabilities including e.g.: Provision database Clone database Remove database The following video includes the …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released

Some of you know that i have been involved in creating a Nutanix Era ServiceNow plugin for some time and today i’m happy to let you know that the plugin has been made available in the ServiceNow store as a certified app. The plugin is free of charge so make sure to download your copy …

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Era – Automatically Append Domain Name to DB Server VM Name

I wanted to let you know about an improvement in Era 2.1.1.2 which is really good for any customer deploying MSSQL DB Server VMs into more than one Windows Active Directory (AD) domain. In Era each DB Server VM (VM) needs a uniq name. This is typically not a problem but in an environment where …

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Nutanix ERA Security

As the blog post heading reveal this one will be about Nutanix Era security. Sine i trust most of my readers now know what Era is and can to for your business i will not describe the solution but instead dive into the topic right away. Commonly discussed topics in regards to security i have …

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Monitor Era Operation Progress – ServiceNow & Era Integration

Almost same heading a for another blog post Monitor Era Operation Progress – Calm & Era Integration πŸ™‚ the objective for this blog post is exactly the same meaning monitor Era operations from an overlying Era consumer. The Era consumer in this case is ServiceNow and not Calm. In this blog post i will share …

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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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Heads Up! – New Nutanix Era Version 2.1 PostgreSQL User and Group Requirements

Quick note to let you know about a PostgreSQL related change that has been implemented in Nutanix Era 2.1. As you know Era comes with a PostgreSQL software profile including VM built on CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 and PostgreSQL version 10.4. This Era software profile is not affected meaning this note is addressing the PostgreSQL …

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Monitor Era Operation Progress – Calm & Era Integration

I’m getting more and more questions about integrations to Nutanix Era from overlying self-service, automation and orchestration services/tools. It’s a perfect match since integrations to Era is one of my responsibilities these days so keep the questions coming:) There is another blog post which covers Era progress monitoring via ServiceNow available here. In this blog …

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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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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 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 ERA 1.3.1 Released

Yesterday, 2020-07-09, Nutanix released a new version of Era meaning version 1.3.1 is now the latest and greatest. For you that’s is not familiar with Nutanix Era it’s a database management & data copy solution which you can read more about here Version 1.3.1 comes with an enhancement to Windows Domain Profiles, which is a …

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Nutanix Era API Integration – DB Deployment using python

During a recent Nutanix Era proof of concept (POC) the customer wanted to drive database management via the Era API and not provide the consumers with Era UI access. This can easily be done since Era provides a rich set of functionality via its API, actually everything you do via the UI is an API …

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Nutanix ERA 1.3 Released

Today, 2020-06-02, Nutanix released a new version of Era meaning the latest ad greatest version is now 1.3. For you that’s is not familiar with Nutanix Era it’s a database management & data copy solution. There are enhancements and or new features in the following areas: Era Server Deployment Japanese UI support Time Machine Easy …

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