Category Archive: Era

Nutanix Product Ports & Protocols

Not sure if you have already seen this already but recently Nutanix made a change to its overall documentation available via portal.nutanix.com. The change includes where product ports and protocols information is displayed and instead of keeping it in each and every products documentation it will be available via one place which makes it way …

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Nutanix ERA 2.4.1 Released

About 2.5 months since the previous release of Nutanix DBaaS Era, version 2.4, a new version called 2.4.1 was released today 2022-04-11. It enables you to patch Standby Oracle Databases in addition to primary databases and includes support for latest the AOS release meaning AOS 6.1. There are many enhancements and fixes included with 2.4.1 …

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Nutanix ERA Security Document Version 2.2

The Era Security document has been updated to reflect a Database Instance Account management  improvement that was included in the Era version 2.4 but unfortunately missed in the previous document update. Since Era version 2.4 it is supported to update the DB engine PostgreSQL database user (postgres) password for the database instance. After the password …

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Nutanix ERA Database Group Management

Back in summer 2021 Nutanix Era version 2.2 was released which you can read about here. One of the features introduced was the concept of MS SQL Server database groups which mean you can group multiple databases running in the same database instance as one Time Machine entity. This applies to both single DB Server …

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Nutanix ERA Security Document Version 2.1

Another update to the Era Security document has been released to reflect the security enhancements included in  the most recent release meaning Era version 2.4. There are two major improvements to the security aspect in Era 2.4: Password management for the Era Management Plane Repository (database) Account(s) meaning postgres or postgres + era Entity Sharing …

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Era – Select Different Compute Profiles During PostgreSQL High Availability Provisioning

IMPORTANT: It is not supported to use different Compute Profiles for the different DB Server VMs, just different Compute Profiles for the group of DB Server VMs & the HA Proxy VM(s)!!!! ——————————————————————————————— When provisioning a PostgreSQL High Availability setup using Nutanix Era you have the option to also deploy a pair of HA Proxy …

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Nutanix ERA 2.4 Released

Today, 2022-01-24, Nutanix has release version 2.4 of its DBaaS platform Era. This version will let you manage 600 DBs across two Nutanix cluster from a single Era instance. Great enhancement. Highlighted New Features Apart from the scalability improvement already mentioned there are eight major new features in this new version and i’d like to …

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Era Managing the Network IP Pool or Not

Wanted to tell you about a confusion i have seen a few times when it comes to Era Networks and consuming Era via the API. In my example below, from the Era UI, the network default-era-npx5-01 has Manage IP Address Pool set to In Era meaning Era will assign IP Addresses from its IP pool to DB …

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Era – Advanced Configuration Via Eraconfig UI Section

As i trust most of you familiar with Nutanix Era already know the Era configuration is stored in the repository (repo) backed by a PostgreSQL database running in the Era appliance. There are multiple options available for managing and configuring your Nutanix Era plattform. UI – Which actually performs API calls to the back end. …

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Nutanix ERA Security Document Version 2.0

Back in March earlier this year (2021) i published a blog post about an Era Security document i have put together and made available via the Nutanix Portal. As you might be aware of the document has been updated to reflect the changes included in Era version 2.3. When the initial Era Security doc was …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin 2.0 Released

For almost 6 months ago Nutanix released an initial version of its Era ServiceNow plugin which i wrote about here. Today a new version, 2.0, of the ServiceNow certified plugin has been release and made available via the ServiceNow store. Picture borrowed from ServiceNow web page  In addition to the plugin capabilities included in the …

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Era Management Plane High Availability Version 2

With the release of Era version 2.3 in late September 2021, which i wrote a blog post about here, the Era Management Plane was improved when it comes to providing high availability (HA) meaning it does not include any single point of failure (SPOF) anymore. Era Management Plane consists of two service groups: Front-end services …

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Databases on Nutanix – Reference Architecture

Because organizations store their information, including their most critical data, in databases (DBs), it’s vital that these DBs meet the requirements for availability, manageability, resilience, and performance. To provide the needed database functionality, you must carefully design and maintain both the infrastructure layer and the DB engines, typically following a multistep process for each area: …

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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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