Tag Archive: Nutanix Era

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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Nutanix – Database Migration

Customers has been running databases on top of Nutanix HCI for quite a few years and the number keeps increasing. One reason being is obviously the magic HCI solution but another major reason is the Nutanix Database Management solution, Era, which i believe you are already familiar with. No matter if you’re using Era or …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script Databases Version 1.1

Just a quick note to let you know that i have updated the Era DB Reporting script with one new column, Database/Instance Status, which will be reported as the following: Information about the reporting script can be found in the original blog post which is available here. In short it let’s you create a report …

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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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Nutanix ERA Security Document Version 2.0

Back in March earlier this year (2021) i published a blog post about an Era Security document i have put together and made available via the Nutanix Portal. As you might be aware of the document has been updated to reflect the changes included in Era version 2.3. When the initial Era Security doc was …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin 2.0 Released

For almost 6 months ago Nutanix released an initial version of its Era ServiceNow plugin which i wrote about here. Today a new version, 2.0, of the ServiceNow certified plugin has been release and made available via the ServiceNow store. Picture borrowed from ServiceNow web page  In addition to the plugin capabilities included in the …

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Era Management Plane High Availability Version 2

With the release of Era version 2.3 in late September 2021, which i wrote a blog post about here, the Era Management Plane was improved when it comes to providing high availability (HA) meaning it does not include any single point of failure (SPOF) anymore. Era Management Plane consists of two service groups: Front-end services …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Clones

After the blog post i made some time ago, beginning of June 2021, about Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases i have received some questions about adding new capabilities to the script.  Seems like there is a need for this kind of functionality so my reasons for putting the script together were valid. New functionality …

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Era Management Plane High Availability

With the release of Era version 2.2 in late June 2021, which i wrote a blog post about here, the Era Management Plane was improved when it comes to providing high availability (HA). Era Management Plane consists of two service groups: Front-end services (API, agent, web service). Back-end service (database or repository). Prior to Era …

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Nutanix Era Reporting Script – Databases

Updated 2021-12-01: New version available here —————————————————————————————— One thing that i usually discuss with organisations that are either implementing, evaluating or already running Nutanix Era is how they can do reporting. This is a pretty wide topic and can include multiple aspects and the type of report required varies based on what the report purpose …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Video

In the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released blog post i told you about the Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin which was released earlier today, 2021-05-06. After plugin installation you need to perform initial configuration before you can take advantage of the plugin capabilities including e.g.: Provision database Clone database Remove database The following video includes the …

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Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin Released

Some of you know that i have been involved in creating a Nutanix Era ServiceNow plugin for some time and today i’m happy to let you know that the plugin has been made available in the ServiceNow store as a certified app. The plugin is free of charge so make sure to download your copy …

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Era – Automatically Append Domain Name to DB Server VM Name

I wanted to let you know about an improvement in Era 2.1.1.2 which is really good for any customer deploying MSSQL DB Server VMs into more than one Windows Active Directory (AD) domain. In Era each DB Server VM (VM) needs a uniq name. This is typically not a problem but in an environment where …

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Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture v3

The third version of Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Reference Architecture, formerly known as Nutanix Private Cloud Reference Architecture has been released. The major addition compared to previous versions is the inclusion of the following Nutanix components: Era Karbon Files Objects Mine Flow Clusters This document follows the same structure as the previous versions meaning it’s describing …

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