Nutanix Calm 3.0 released

Nutanix Calm 3.0

Nutanix Calm 3.0 allows you to seamlessly select, provision, and manage your business applications across both private and public clouds. Nutanix Calm provides application life cycle, monitoring, and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs, containers, and bare-metal servers.

Nutanix Calm 3.0 supports multiple platforms so that you can use a single self-service and automation interface to manage all your infrastructure. Nutanix Calm allows you to seamlessly select, provision, and manage your business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds. Nutanix Calm 3.0 provides App lifecycle, monitoring and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs or bare-metal servers. Nutanix Calm supports multiple platforms so that you can use the single self-service and automation interface to manage all your infrastructure. Nutanix Calm provides an interactive and user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage your infrastructure.

There are several new features in Nutanix Calm 3.0:

  • Calm Runbooks -> A Runbook is an orchestration framework to automate routine tasks which span across multiple applications and systems without the involvement of a blueprint or an application construct.
  • AHV Image creation via VM application. -> Nutanix Calm allows you to create images from an existing single or multi VM application that is running on Nutanix AHV.
  • Nutanix Xi As a Provider -> Nutanix Calm now allows you to add and configure Xi cloud as a provider account if the Prism Central in which Calm is running is paired to Xi for disaster recovery. After adding and configuring Xi cloud as a provider account, Calm can manage the life cycle operations of your applications deployed on Xi cloud.
  • Blueprint Tasks Endpoints support -> Nutanix Calm allows you to add endpoints as the targets for script execution for PowerShell and Shell tasks while configuring a blueprint.
  • Support for PowerShell and Shell tasks in Pre-create Tasks -> Nutanix Calm allows you to run PowerShell and Shell tasks while creating a pre-create task.
  • Seed Calm Task Library from Github -> Nutanix Calm now provides a script to inject a list of more than 200 Windows and Linux tasks that are validated and published in the Nutanix public repository on Github.
  • Custom Logo for Marketplace View -> Nutanix Calm allows you to upload and use your custom logo in the Calm marketplace.
  • Credential, Task and Action Update for Single VM Applications and Actions -> Nutanix Calm allows you to update the credentials, tasks, and actions of running single VM applications and associated actions.
  • Support for Application Update for Single VM App on AWS platform -> Nutanix Calm allows you to update the credentials, tasks, and actions of running single VM applications and associated actions.

Providers are cloud service providers or bare metals or existing machines that you can use to deploy, monitor, and govern your applications. If a provider is other than Nutanix, you must configure the provider.

Nutanix Calm 3.0 supports the following providers:

  • Nutanix: All the AHV clusters that are registered in the Prism Central instance are automatically added as the providers.
  • VMware: If you want to create and use a blueprint in VMware platform, you must configure VMware as a service provider. To configure VMware as a service provider.
  • AWS: If you want to create and use a blueprint in AWS platform, you must configure AWS as a service provider.
  • GCP: If you want to create and use a blueprint in GCP platform, you must configure GCP as a service provider.
  • Azure: If you want to create and use a blueprint in Azure platform, you must configure Azure as a service provider.
  • Kubernetes: If you want to create and use a blueprint in Kubernetes platform, you must configure Kubernetes as a service provider.
  • Xi Cloud: If you want to create, use, and deploy a blueprint in the Xi Cloud platform, you must configure Xi Cloud as a service provider.