Nutanix Database Administration (NDBA) (NDBA)

This course teaches you the skills needed to install, configure, operate, and manage Nutanix Era. In this course, you will explore a number of subjects including:

  • The what, the how, the why, and the benefits of database-as-a-service (DBaaS)
  • Important Nutanix Era terms and concepts, like copy data management, time machine, provisioning profiles and data access management
  • Implementing role-based access control (RBAC), including working with built-in and custom roles, and managing users and groups
  • Adding multiple clusters to Nutanix Era, working with Nutanix Guest Tools, and registering a Nutanix cluster with Era
  • Monitoring and investigating issues with Nutanix Era, including alert policies, notifications, and log collection
  • Operations involved in protecting and restoring databases, including creating snapshots, cloning databases, log catch-up operations, refreshing clones, and restoring source databases



  • IT administrators who manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter and want a detailed deep dive into database administration using Nutanix Era
  • Anyone pursuing the Nutanix Certified Professional – Database (NCP-DB) certification

Course Outline

1: Introduction to Database Automation

  • Understanding Database-as-a-Service
  • Understanding Nutanix Era Terminology and Concepts
  • The Nutanix Solution for Database-as-a-Service


2: Configuring and Operating Nutanix Era

  • Understanding the Era Workflow
  • Installing and Configuring Nutanix Era
  • Nutanix Era High Availability
  • Registering an Existing Database
  • Creating Profiles
  • Provisioning a New Database
  • Patching a Database


3: Administering, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Nutanix Era

  • Administering Nutanix Era
    • Implementing Role-based Access Control and Managing Users
    • Adding Nutanix Clusters to Era
    • Upgrading Nutanix Era
  • Monitoring Nutanix Era
    • Understanding the Era Dashboard
    • Using Tags for Database Inventory Management
  • Working with Alerts
  • Investigating Issues with Nutanix Era


4: Protecting and Restoring Databases (Time Machine Operations)

  • Era Time Machine
  • Managing SLAs Schedules
  • Prerequisites for Snapshot Creation, Replication, and Deletion
  • Cloning Databases
  • Database Log Management
  • Refreshing Clones
  • Restoring Source Databases