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 logical software construct required when joining a MSSQL Database to a Windows domain. It includes information about:

  • Domain name (FQDN),
  • Domain user and password.
  • SQL service startup account
  • Era worker service account
  • Active Directory Organizational Unit (OU) paths for clusters and database server VMs

In addition to the above, Era 1.3.1 includes enhancements and improvements in the following areas:

  • Era Server including e.g. Network Profile mgmt
    • Cleanup tasks
    • Refresh Clone.
    • Snapshot with third party VSS hardware providers.
  • Oracle
    • Patching
    • RAC
    • Script management

There are enhancements and or new features in the following areas:

  • Era Server
    • Deployment
    • Japanese UI support
  • Time Machine
    • Easy to update Time Machine Schedule
    • Cluster Time Machine for Oracle RAC, Microsoft SQL Server AAG, and PostgreSQL HA databases
  • Oracle
    • Oracle Database Provisioning with ASM Filter Driver (ASMFD) and ASMLib
    • SQL Server support to clone into higher versions of SQL Server
    • SQL Server Standalone Database Restore with Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    • SQL Server Always On Availability Group (AAG) Database Registration
    • SQL Server support for Dynamic Disks
  • vCenter API Integration

Supported Database Servers and Operating Systems Versions Picture borrowed from the Nutanix Era official documentation

Useful links

Era 1.3.0 Download

Era 1.3.1 Release Notes

ERA 1.3.0 User Guide