Category Archive: Era

Nutanix Database Service (NDB) 2.5.1

About two months ago Nutanix Database Server (NDB) version 2.5 was release which you can read more about here. Today, 2022-12-06, version 2.5.1 has been made available and it comes with some pretty good new capabilities. RHEL 8.6 Version Support for: Oracle 19c (19.16.0.x and 19.17.0.x) PostgreSQL versions 10 through 14. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Important: For RHEL …

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NDB Quick Tip I – API v0.9

Have decided to start putting out short Nutanix Database Service (NDB) “quick tip” blog posts which will all be based on questions i receive when talking to colleagues, customers & partners. This first one will be about the NDB API. For those of you consuming Nutanix Database Service (NDB) via the API you’re aware of …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) 2.5.0.3

With this dot dot dot release made available yesterday, 2022-11-22, the NDB engineering team has fixed two issues you might encounter for the NDB logical construct database group which is applicable to the database engine MSSQL. Both issues (registration and snapshot) are related to the corner case when you have a mix of standard disks …

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NDB Maintenance Window – Part I

Lately i have received quite a few questions around the Nutanix Database Services (NDB) Maintenance Window functionality which was released with NDB version 2.5. Based on this i have decided to put together a blog series about it and this first one will cover the basics. With the Maintenance Window you can schedule repeatable tasks …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) 2.5.0.2

As you might have noticed Nutanix has changed the release cadence for NDB meaning small incremental changes are made publicly available in addition to major and dot releases. This has several advantages for both customers and Nutanix and the most obvious is that the improvements are made available for the entire customer base at the …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) 2.5.0.1

Quick note: With the newly released 2.5 version of Nutanix Database service (NDB), formerly known as Era, you could run into a situation where the upgrade failed with error “File couldn’t be uploaded: Invalid file format” To address this Nutanix have released a new NDB version called 2.5.0.1 today. If you missed the NDB 2.5 …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) 2.5 Released

Today, 2022-10-03, a new version of Nutanix Database Service, formerly known as Era, has been released meaning the latest & greatest NDB version is 2.5. Before going into the new features & functionality i’d like to highlight the new NDB control plane (instance) scalability capability which now includes management of up to 1 000 DBs, …

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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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