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…Nutanix Era ServiceNow Plugin 2.0 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
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. 32 more wordsNutanix ERA Security Document Version 2.0 — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
The post are authored by Marc Wagner at dbi-Services, all credits goes to original author, this post is just reference collection of series posts.
What is Nutanix Era
Nutanix Era is a suite of software which automates and simplifies database management, bringing one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning and lifecycle management (LCM). Starting with Copy Data Management (CDM) as its first offering, Nutanix Era enables database admins to provision, clone, refresh and restore their databases to any point in time. Through a rich, but simple to use, UI and CLI, they can restore to the latest application-consistent transaction.
Original post by Nimal Kunnath, Senior Systems Reliability Engineer at Nutanix
Organizations worldwide are adopting Kubernetes and cloud native technologies at breakneck pace. Containers have become the new norm of packaging applications and Kubernetes is at the forefront, orchestrating and running containers at scale. App modernization has increasingly become one of the top priorities in IT. This has been accelerated in the wake of the pandemic with industries shifting quickly to meet emerging demands. In fact, Gartner states that 69% of Boards of Directors accelerated their Digital Business Initiatives following COVID-19 disruption.
However, this shift is easier said than done. Most organizations have invested heavily in VMs and the practice of maintaining them across their lifecycle. The legacy applications that run on virtualized compute platforms will have to be refactored or replatformed in order to take advantage of the new cloud native environment. This is time-consuming and has to be done carefully with minimal impact to the business. Being able to maintain the same quality and performance is another significant challenge.
Enter KubeVirt. KubeVirt is an open-source project that enables VMs to be managed by Kubernetes alongside containers. This is particularly great in scenarios where an application may include a service that has to be run in a VM. The point here is that VMs are treated as first-class citizens using native Kubernetes tools. Operators have the option of using a single platform, reducing the complexities involved in managing two stacks and multiple management planes.
Nutanix has been consistently recognised as an industry leader for its ability to run virtualized workloads. Nutanix also enables containerized workloads to run via its managed Kubernetes solution, Nutanix Karbon. With KubeVirt, customers now have the freedom to migrate VM workloads across them, whilst continuing to benefit from Nutanix’s distributed scale-out storage.
The recent announcement of Nutanix’s strategic partnership with Red Hat is even more promising on this front as Red Hat offers OpenShift Virtualization, a solution that leverages KubeVirt. OpenShift further enhances the user experience with advanced operational and monitoring capabilities.
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Yesterday, 2021-10-13, a maintenance release to the latest long term support (LTS) version of AOS, 5.20, was released meaning the latest LTS release is now 5.20.2. As with 5.20 the 5.20.2 release includes from AOS STS (Short Term Support) 5.19, 5.19.1 and 5.19.2 plus additional improvements. Read more about difference between LTS & STS here.…Nutanix AOS 5.20.2 & AHV 20201105.2229 Released — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
Because organizations store their information, including their most critical data, in databases (DBs), it’s vital that these DBs meet the requirements for availability, manageability, resilience, and performance. 32 more wordsDatabases on Nutanix – Reference Architecture — Virtualization, DBaaS & Whatever Crosses My Mind
As Nutanix .Next 2021 is around the corner, there are some key announcements and partnership announced. Obviously the core Acropolis is always the key with new features and enhancement with simple disaster recovery and better cloud capabilities, and this year no different.
Below are the key announcements :
While most of you already have container workloads deployed in different flavors on-premise, the ability to deploy Cloud PaaS Services into your on-prem container is a relatively new thing. With the announced support for Azure Arc enabled Data Services on Karbon it is possible to deploy Azure managed SQL instances or PostgreSQL Hyperscale Services to your Arc managed Nutanix Karbon Kubernetes Cluster.
In this post i will guide you thru the process to deploy a Karbon Cluster, register it to Azure Arc, create a Data Controller, a custom location and a PostgreSQL Instance on your on-premise infrastructure.
Create a Karbon Cluster
To create your Karbon Cluster you have to enable Karbon on your Prism Central instance. Note that a IPAM enabled Network is required. Prism need to control the Network where the Kubernetes Clusters are deployed.
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With the new release of PC 2021.7, you can protect Nutanix Prism Central against cluster or datacenter failure. You can configure up to 3 Nutanix clusters as backup targets. 44 more wordsHow to protect Nutanix Prism Central — Nutanix HCI and hybrid cloud
The new N-series, which also incorporates Sophos cybersecurity technology, is aimed at customers in the high midmarket and in the enterprise.Today, data protection provider Arcserve is announcing its new Arcserve N-Series appliances. The product of a new strategic alliance with Nutanix, the new appliances provide unified data protection, scale, and security to hyperconverged infrastructures [HCI].…Arcserve rolls out new hyperconverged N-series through Nutanix partnership — ChannelBuzz.ca