vCloud, VMware

VMware vCloud Director Lab gotcha

Last week I took part in a VMware vCloud Director workshop, and during the week the group I was working with ran into a little ‘gotcha’ while constructing the lab environment that even had the instructor stumped (for a short period of time). VMware vCloud Director Setup Our lab consisted of a 2 host vSphere 5.1 HA/DRS cluster (resource cluster)…

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Misc, VMware

Esxtop to the rescue !!

A request came in to investigate the performance of a 16 GB, 4 vCPU database VM , specifically the CPU performance. The usual starting place of the vCenter performance charts showed that actual vCPU utilisation wasn’t unusually high for sustained periods. So off to ESXTOP for a little more of a deep dive. ESXTOP It had been a while since…

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Veeam, VMware

Veeam Error : Client error: NFC storage connection is unavailable

While implementing Veeam Replication recently (see my posts Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) , I was searching for information about the following error Error: Client error: NFC storage connection is unavailable and I stumbled across this post http://forums.veeam.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12614&p=57083#p57083 I thought I would share another possible workaround for the above error. I was getting the following error when trying…

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Misc, Veeam

Veeam Replication to DR site – Part 3: Replication

Previously in Part 1 and Part 2  I went over the design and Veeam configuration respectively. In this final part I will run through the set up of the replication job.   Replication Job Set Up   1. Within the Veeam console click ‘Home’ and then select Replication Job   2. Give the job a suitable name   3. The next…

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Veeam, VMware

Veeam Replication to DR site – Part 2: Configuration

Part 2 In part 1 I gave a brief overview of the requirements and design, now I’ll go through Veeam configuration. Veeam Configuration The first step to be tackled was to add the Production cluster (PRD-CLUSTER), DR host (DR-HOST) and both proxies (PRD-VPXY1 & DR-VPXY1) to the Backup Infrastructure within Veeam. While the DR host is only a single VMware vSphere 5.0…

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Veeam, VMware

Veeam Replication to DR site – Part 1 : Design

Intro A recent implementation of an infrastructure had a requirement for replicating, utilising Veeam Replication, 3 Production Linux virtual machines to an off site DR location at a remote site. While relatively comfortable with the backup portion of Veeam Backup & Replication (6.5), I had never set up replication job before, but as with most things Veeam related, it wasn’t…

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VMware

VMware vCAC license issue at installation.

Attempting to install a POC for VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1 (vCAC) and running into an issue when it asks for the license key. I have downloaded the key from the VMware site, and followed the advice in KB Article 2042327 :- Cause This issue occurs if the file downloaded from vmware.com is in an incorrect format. Resolution To resolve this issue,…

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