Tag Archive: python

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 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

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 is e.g: Capacity Management Chargeback Showback Based …

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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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Monitor Era Operation Progress – ServiceNow & Era Integration

Almost same heading a for another blog post Monitor Era Operation Progress – Calm & Era Integration 🙂 the objective for this blog post is exactly the same meaning monitor Era operations from an overlying Era consumer. The Era consumer in this case is ServiceNow and not Calm. In this blog post i will share …

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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 Era API Integration – DB Deployment using python

During a recent Nutanix Era proof of concept (POC) the customer wanted to drive database management via the Era API and not provide the consumers with Era UI access. This can easily be done since Era provides a rich set of functionality via its API, actually everything you do via the UI is an API …

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