Nutanix Era Database Orchestration & Microsoft SQL Server

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Solution Overview

Nutanix Era is a software suite that automates and simplifies database administration bringing One Click simplicity to database provisioning and lifecycle management (LCM).

With One Click database provisioning and Copy Data Management (CDM) as its first services, Nutanix Era enables DBAs to provision, clone, refresh and backup their databases to any point in time for both production and non-production environments. It makes database operations such as cloning, backups and deployments efficient driving down the TCO of database management.

Goals & Objectives

This exercise introduces Nutanix Era and many common management tasks. Each section has a lesson and an exercise to give you hands-on practice. In this lab you will deploy a Microsoft SQL database VM on AHV and observe firsthand how management of that workload can be transformed with Nutanix Era. 

Hardware & Software

Nutanix Hardware

  • 5x Nutanix Physical Servers
    • model NX-8155-G6 (10 gig Network Connections)

Nutanix Licensing

  • Era license

Upstream Networking

  • 2x Cisco 93180s