Nutanix Files 3.8 Released

A new version of Nutanix Files (Files), formerly knowns and Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS), was released yesterday 2021-01-25 which means the latest version available is 3.8 and requires minimum AOS versions 5.15.3 or 5.19. Files is Nutanix scale out file server which let’s you share files within in a controlled and secured manner. Nutanix …

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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 Move 3.7 Released

A new version of Nutanix Move has been released. This is the first dot release in 2021 and the latest version available is now 3.7. As you might know Move is a VM migration tool which makes it possible to migrate VMs between the following environments with minimal downtime: VMware ESXi to Nutanix clusters on …

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WordPress Theme Graphene – Revert Back from 2.x To 1.9

Not that often these days that you need to downgrade/revert back from an upgraded software version to the one previously running. However, that was exactly what i had to do with my blog a while ago:) My WordPress theme Graphene haven’t been upgrade for quite some time so i decided to jump on the 2.x …

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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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Check MSSQL Version Via Command Prompt

First day of 2021 and the first blog post…. In situations where you don’t have Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio available or if you just like to use command prompt you can use the command sqlcmd to manage and view your Microsoft SQL Server. Before start managing your MSSQL server via command prompt you need …

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Nutanix AOS 5.19, Prism Central 2020.11 & More Released

Two days ago, 2020-12-15, Nutanix released a new short term support, STS, release of AOS meaning the latest STS is now 5.19. Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here. In addition Prism Central, PC, pc.2020.11 and AHV version 20201105.12 have also been released. There are a lot of new functionality, …

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Nutanix AOS 5.15.4 Released

Yesterday, 2020-12-09, the fourth long term support (LTS) version of AOS 5.15 was released meaning the latest LTS version available is now 5.15.4. Read more about difference between LTS & STS (Short Term Support) here. AOS 5.15.4 comes with AHV version AHV 20190916.321 and can be managed with any of the following Prism Central versions: …

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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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Nutanix Multi Site Private Cloud Architecture

As a follow up to the Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture version release in March 2020 the Multi-Site Private Cloud Architecture document has been released. This document follows the same structure as the previous version meaning it’s describing what approach (methodology) to use, ย what to consider/ take into account and what decisions to include when …

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Nutanix Clone & Snapshot – How it works

Just realised that this blog post was never released for an unknown reason. Was supposed to be published back in June 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I’m getting question around how Nutanix clones and snapshots actually works and based on that i decided to create an official Nutanix document around these two techniques. The Nutanix Acropolis Distributed …

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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 …

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