Tag Archive: Nutanix Database Service

Nutanix Database Service (NDB) Remove Nutanix Cluster

There might be situations where you need to remove a Nutanix cluster which is being managed by Nutanix Database Services (NDB). This can easily be done via via API and UI but there are certain pre-requisites that needs to be in place before you can start the process including: The NDB Server VM must not …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) Operating System Pacthing Rollback

Operating system patching is available via Nutanix Database Service (NDB) since version 2.5 for Linux based database servers virtual machine when running database engines Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB. I just wanted to bring to your attention some additional information that was added to the NDB User guide around operating system patching yesterday, 2023-11-15, when it …

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Nutanix Database Service (NDB) Operator for Kubernetes

You might have seen and even tried out the Nutanix Database Service (NDB) operator for Kubernetes while it’s been under development for some time and now it’s made GA. The operator provides simplified database life-cycle management to K8, can run both inside and outside of K8 and includes the following capabilities with it’s initial release: …

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Nutanix Database Service – ERA_DAEMON_UNREACHABLE

A few days ago i ran into an interesting problem where the NDB UI as well as NDB CLI listed one Oracle database and the Database Server virtual machine (VM) as down with the status ERA_DAEMON_UNREACHABLE. The Database Server VM was up and running and i could access it via ssh via my MacBook, from …

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NDB Quick Tip VIII – PostgreSQL EnterpriseDB

NDB currently supports PostgreSQL with both single deployment model and in a highly available deployment model.  PostgreSQL community edition (CE) is what i’m getting most questions about and what i have seen our NDB customer using the most but some customers are also using PostgreSQL EnterpriseEDB and this is also an edition which NDB supports. …

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NDB Quick Tip VII – Manage Multiple Types of MSSQL DBs

As you might be aware of NDB supports Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) based databases including both Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) and always on availability group (AAG) as well as standalone databases. See information about NDB supported configurations for MSSQL here So now on to the actual quick tip 🙂 If …

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NDB Quick Tip VI – DB Server VMs with same IP Address

Can NDB manage DB Server VMs with same IP address ? The above question has come up a few times over the past few months when discussing DBaaS with potential customers. The short answer is NO, each DB Server VM needs to have a separate IP address and to date it has never been a …

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NDB Quick Tip V – New NDB Documentation Structure

Welcome to the fifth blog post in the NDB quick tip series which will cover the NDB administration guide. Other blog posts in the Quick Tip series are: NDB Quick Tip IV – NDB Pulse Telemetry NDB Quick Tip III – Supported Functionalities per DB Engine & DB Server VM Operating System NDB Quick Tip …

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NDB Quick Tip IV – NDB Pulse Telemetry

The is the forth blog post in the NDB Quick Tip series &  will be about NDB Pulse data. Guess you’re already familiar with Nutanix Pulse data for your Nutanix clusters, right ? Other blog posts in the Quick Tip series are: NDB Quick Tip III – Supported Functionalities per DB Engine & DB Server …

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NDB Quick Tip III – Supported Functionalities per DB Engine & DB Server VM Operating System

The is the third blog post in the NDB Quick Tip series and this one will be about what functionalities NDB supports per DB engine & DB Server VM operating system. Other blog posts in the Quick Tip series are: NDB Quick Tip II – PostgreSQL extensions NDB Quick Tip I – API v0.9 Back …

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NDB Quick Tip II – PostgreSQL extensions

The second post in the Quick Tip series is about PostgreSQL extensions which is commonly used & it is used to add functionality & improving processes.   The first blog post in the series is available via: NDB Quick Tip I – API v0.9 With the release of NDB version 2.5, release in september 2022, …

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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 NDB 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 NDB Security Document Version 2.1

Another update to the NDB (formerly known as Era) Security document has been released to reflect the security enhancements included in  the most recent release meaning NDB 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 …

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