Misc

Veeam Availability Console – API (Swagger and Postman)

In a previous post I walked through the steps of using Postman to query the RESTful APIs for Veeam Enterprise Manager. More recently I have had the opportunity to install and test the Veeam Availability Console (VAC) and was interested to find out what API calls could be made and what useful information could be retrieved from this soon to…

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Veeam RESTful API and Postman

Recently I’ve been trying to get to grips with RESTful API on a couple of solutions I use at work, and as a relative newcomer to the whole world of RESTful APIs, I was looking for an simple/easy way to query systems and view the responses. One of my colleagues,  Matt Thompson, pointed me in the direction of Postman www.getpostman.com…

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Veeam One – Ransomware Monitoring

Between the Wannacry outbreak and the current Petya strain currently doing the rounds, ransomware detection/monitoring is a necessary tool for system administrators. At the recent VeeamOn Tour, in Edinburgh, one of the SEs presented a session on ‘Ransomware Resiliency for the IT Decision Maker‘. Part of the presentation, a couple of the slides discussed the importance of monitoring your environment…

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VeeamOn 2017 – New Orleans

As a Veeam Vanguard I was fortunate enough to attend VeeamOn 2017, held in New Orleans at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (http://www.mccno.com/), and boy Veeam didn’t disappoint it was an absolute blast, with the feature/product announcements coming thick and fast. Tuesday 16th May The event started with Partner day for most attendees, but for Veeam Vanguards…

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Veeam SuperEdit

Problem? If like me,  you’re an admin of a large Veeam infrastructure/estate, then there will come a time where you need to make changes to a setting/settings across the estate. For example, you may want to want to enable Storage Level Corruption Guard on all your VMware backup jobs.  The manual steps for carrying these steps out are as follows:-…

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Veeam v9.5 – Not just about the headline acts

I’m a little late with my Veeam Backup and Replication v9.5 post, as it was released on 16th November 2016, so diving straight in with some of the ‘headline’ acts :- ‘Headline Acts’ Full Integration with Microsoft 2016 data center technologies Support for the new Hyper-V 2016 framework that is not reliant on volume snapshots by software or hardware VSS…

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Dude where’s my Veeam Powershell??

You may or may not be aware but during the installation of the Veeam Backup and Replication Console, by default the Veeam Powershell Snap-on is installed as well? Well there’s a few components installed :   Veeam Backup PowerShell Snap-In Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange Veeam Explorer for Oracle Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL…

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SCOM+ Veeam MP+ Squared Up = awesome dashboards

In my day to day job I use SCOM, among other tools, as part of our monitoring suite, and let’s be honest SCOM dashboards can be at times :- Basic in metrics being reported on, particularly when it comes to VMware/Hyper-V monitoring. Very slow, sometimes downright unusable. Enhancing SCOM monitoring To address the 1st issue, we have been using Veeam…

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Veeam Mount Server – Ports 9401 & 6170 ‘gotcha’

In instances where you are running a Remote site, the new Mount Server feature of Veeam Backup and Replication v9 can be a useful feature. The Mount Server allows you to specify a Windows Based server in your remote site, as a mount point for your file level restore operations. Description Prior to v9, in a Remote office scenario, when…

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5 Pillars of Veeam

During a recent Veeam UK webinar featuring David Spence (Under the Hood of Veeam Availability Suite V9 – Top Unknown features), David mentions the ‘5 Pillars of Veeam’ , which are :- High speed recovery Data loss avoidance Verify protection Leverage data Complete visibility   This was the 1st time I had heard anyone referring to the ‘5 Pillars of…

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