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 provides App lifecycle, monitoring and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs or bare-metal servers.
This release includes the following new and updated features:
Multi-Cluster Deployment in Calm
You can map one or more AHV clusters to a project and whitelist subnets from the selected clusters. This gives you flexibility to manage application workloads across AHV clusters within a blueprint.
Support for Single VM Blueprint on Public Cloud Providers
Single VM blueprint is a framework that you can use to quickly create an instance, provision, and launch applications requiring only a single VM across all providers configured. We have added support for public cloud providers in this release. You can define the underlying infrastructure of the VM, application details, and actions that are carried out on a blueprint until the termination of the application.
Pre-Create and Post-Delete Task
Pre-create tasks are actions that are performed before a service is provisioned on a multi VM blueprint. For example, if you want to assign static IP addresses to your VMs by using the IPAM service. You can create and run a pre-create task to receive the IP addresses before the service is provisioned.
Post-delete tasks are actions that are performed after you delete a service on a multi VM blueprint. For example, if you want to delete the assigned IP addresses from your VMs, you can create a post-delete task to delete the IP addresses after the service is deleted.
New Variable Types
You can create custom variable types for added flexibility and utility. Beyond just string and integer data types, you can now create additional data types such as date/time, list, and multi-line string. List values can be defined as a static list of values or attach a script (eScript or HTTP task) to retrieve the values dynamically at runtime.
For single VM blueprint running on an AHV cluster, you can edit the VM configuration parameters. For example, vCPU, Cores per vCPU, or memory details of an application.