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VeeamOn 2015 – Day 1

While the main VeeamOn 2015 sessions kicked of today , being a Veeam Vanguard meant I got to spend a day “off track” for some exclusives. First up we were given our Vanguard swag/merchandise.   I had opted for a t-shirt, long sleeve top, sweatshirt, jacket and rucksack. Also included in our swag were some cool laptop stickers, a Vanguard…

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VeeamOn 2015 – Day 0

My long journey to VeeamOn 2015 started at 03:30am , with a an hours drive to Edinburgh Airport. An hour or so later I was in Gatwick , ready fro my final long haul flight to Las Vegas. Upon landing at Vegas I was greeted by Mario, from Presidential Limousines. Great start to the conference. A quick tour down the strip,…

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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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Cisco UCS Service Profile map

Info Quick blog post , been wanting to post this image of a Cisco UCS Service Profile map for a while. While creating a profile recently, I was curious to map out all the options available, this is the resultant mind map.   thankfully most of the settings can be left with the default settings.

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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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