Misc

VMware Fling – ESXi Embedded Host Client

If you’re a VMware admin, then you should already know about the excellent Flings from VMware, https://labs.vmware.com For those not in the know, Flings are side projects that VMware engineers work on in their spare time, and offer out to users for feedback etc. One of the recent VMware Fling releases was the ‘ESXi Embedded Host Client’ https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client This Fling…

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Top Tip – Keep it in your Pocket

Recently I was asked to be a guest on the Veeam Community Podcast http://www.veeam.com/podcast.html with Clint Wyckoff (@ClintWyckoff), and during our conversation we talked about my activity on social media, twitter in particular, and which tools I use. As a Windows Phone user (I know I know), I have tried out a number of Twitter clients , before settling on…

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News – Veeam Vanguard

Today I can announce my inclusion in the inaugural Veeam Vanguard program. It is such an incredible, exciting, and totally unexpected  honour to be included into such a small, prestigious group. There are only 31 Vanguards worldwide, 3 in the UK and only 1 in Scotland …ME !! How did this come about ? About 2 months or so, I…

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Cloud Gateway failover

During a recent Veeam Cloud Connect POC, I was testing the failover of the Cloud Gateway devices to observe how the tenant backup job would handle the failure. My POC setup only had 2 Cloud Gateway devices, GW1 and GW2. I kicked off a test backup, verified which Gateway server was being used , (GW1 in this instance having checked…

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Customer Proxy

While setting up a Veeam Cloud Connect POC, I came across this little gotcha that might catch some customers out. I successfully setup the Cloud Connect on my Veeam B&R console server by:- Importing a relevant SSL certificate Adding a Backup repository to house my Cloud Repositories Created a new user (for my ‘offsite’ test) On my ‘offsite’ test server,…

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Veeam v8 – ‘hidden gem’ – Preferred networks selection

One of the 150+ additional enhancements of Veeam v8 is Preferred networks selection.:- Enables the selection of preferred networks for multi-homed backup proxy and backup repository servers. This helps to ensure the backup and replication traffic is transferred over dedicated backup networks, without impacting the production network. For those of you looking for this little gem of a feature, you…

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Veeam v8 – It’s not just about the Headline acts.

After months of betas and testing, Veeam recently released their highly anticipated Veeam V8 Availability Suite. Such was the demand for the new product the website struggled at first. One of the 1st documents recommended to read is the ‘What’s New in v8?’ http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_8_whats_new_en_wn.pdf , where 150+ additions/changes are well documented. Most people may know about one or two of  the main ‘headline’…

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Veeam v7 Parallel Processing – post upgrade

Veeam v7 has been out for sometime now, but I have only now managed to get around to starting the upgrades to our existing v6.5 installations. One of the new features available in v7 is Parallel Processing :- One big performance improvement in v7 is parallel processing within a backup job. Previously, all VMs were processed serially. In v7 they’re…

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Veeam Replication : Re-IP Linux VMs

In a series of recent posts (part1, part2 and part3) I discussed the setup of a Veeam replication job to replicate 3 Linux VMs to a remote DR site. The final step, before hand over to  was to test the DR failover functionality. Setup Veeam does a great job of automatically applying new IP addresses to Windows VMs, but can’t…

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