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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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 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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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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