Category Archive: Era

Nutanix ERA 2.3 Released

Today, 2021-09-20, is a good day for all Nutanix Era customers and fans out there since version 2.3 has been released. Highlighted New Features There are nine new features in this dot release and i’d like to quickly present three of the most important once: You can now deploy the Era management Plane in a …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Clones

After the blog post i made some time ago, beginning of June 2021, about Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases i have received some questions about adding new capabilities to the script.  Seems like there is a need for this kind of functionality so my reasons for putting the script together were valid. New functionality …

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Era Management Plane High Availability

With the release of Era version 2.2 in late June 2021, which i wrote a blog post about here, the Era Management Plane was improved when it comes to providing high availability (HA). Era Management Plane consists of two service groups: Front-end services (API, agent, web service). Back-end service (database or repository). Prior to Era …

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Nutanix ERA 2.2 Released

Today, 2021-06-30, is a good day for all Nutanix Era fans out there since version 2.2 has been released. There are a lot of new and improved features in this release which i trust you’ll find useable no matter what is your preferred DB engine. First of all, Era version 2.2 brings another DB engine, …

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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 🙂 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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