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 manage databases across multiple Nutanix clusters. The Era server runs in one Nutanix cluster and in the remote Nutanix clusters there is a Era VM (Era Agent) deployed  to manage, schedule, perform, and execute database operations of that cluster.

Read more about Era Multi-Cluster here

In addition to the Multi-Cluster support the below list contains new features and functionality

  • SAP HANA Support
  • Multiple Database Support for Oracle Databases
  • SQL Server Single-Node and AlwaysOn Availability Group (AG) Database Patching – Completely new way to patch MSSQL compared to earlier Era versions.
  • SQL Server Database Group Support – Single time machine creation for all the databases in a database server VM plus newly added databases are auto-discovered.
  • PostgreSQL Single Instance and High availability (HA) Instance Patching
  • PostgreSQL Single Instance Restore

Tech Preview Mode

As always – do not use tech previews in production environments

  • Oracle Single-Instance Database Restore


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

Useful links

Era 2.0 Download

Era 2.0 Release Notes

ERA 2.0 User Guide

Njoy the new Era version ….