Misc

Blogtober Week 1

Well 2017 continues to move at a serious pace, and here we are in October already, with some of the more notable conferences, VMworld and Ms Ignite, having been and gone . In an attempt to push myself a little more from blogging about all things Veeam, I have signed up to Blogtober. http://www.blogtober.net Blogtober overview “What is Blogtober?” I…

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Misc

Veeam fir Scots

  Greeeeeetings ! Aw right troops? Whit uhm gonnae talk aboot tidae is a bit o’ software called Veeam Backup and Replication. Whit is it? Well it’s a piece o’ software that offers data protection and disastery recover fur yir VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Whit?? It means that if ye have a wee problem wi yir VMs, then…

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Upcoming event – VeeamOn Forum – London 2017

VeeamOn – London 2017 , October 12th Park Plaza Riverbank, London October 12th 2017 sees the VeeamOn forum return to London (http://vee.am/nLyvZw) This is a one day, free to attend event where “IT experts and visionaries” can meet to share/learn about Veeam’s existing and upcoming products. The agenda is split into 2 tracks :- Technical Deep Dive Break Out sessions…

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API, Misc, Veeam

Veeam Availability Console API and SquaredUp – API Dashboard

In my 2 previous posts (Post 1, Post2)  I went through the process of using Postman and Swagger for running RESTful API queries against 2 Veeam Products (Veeem Enterprise Manager and Veeam Availability console). In this post I’m going to go through a practical application of API query results to list Veeam Backup and Replication job results and repository sizes,…

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API, Misc, Veeam

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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Misc, Veeam

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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Misc, Veeam

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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General, Misc

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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Misc

Raising your online profile – Sharing the knowledge is the *real power

Social media these days can be perceived in a bad light, the common perception is that it is mainly the hangout of trolls, celebrity stalkers and people who have a fascination with posting selfies. However there is a good use for social media, from a professional perspective. There are  so many types of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram,…

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