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SimpliVity 2-node Cluster – PoC

Hi all A few days ago I had the chance to test a 2-node SimpliVity OmniCube Cluster. (Actually you can order it with DELL, Lenovo, CISCO and Huawei as “OmniStack“– check the SimpliVity website. ) Here some impressions of the two boxes:                                                           PoC Overview Important: This is only a PoC setup and not for production purposes. For example, never use only 1 uplink to a box. (Redundancy)   Installation Basically you need...

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Veeam One – The “Automatic tab switching rule”

Hi Veeam One – Admin Today I worked with Veeam One and found a “new options” – at least for me. The option is called:   The “Automatic tab switching rule” Way to configure: Veeam One Monitor Client -> Options -> Client Settings -> Tabs View. With this option, you can create rules for the Veeam One Monitoring Client to define, which tabs / views you want to see without any mouse clicking action. Really useful if you use Veeam One as a monitoring solution on a big ‘monitoring’-screen. With the schedule option “Switch tabs every: xxx Seconds / Minutes / Hours” you can define your time interval before...

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Veeam Certified Engineer — Advanced (VMCE-A): Design & Optimization V1 Course – PART 2

Today we had the second part of our Veeam Certified Engineer — Advanced (VMCE-A): Design & Optimization V1 Course. Topics covered today: Optimizations (regarding: B&R Database, Proxy, Repo, per-VM files, Dedup Appliances, WAN Accelerator, Tapes, Enterprise Manager, Indexing and AV). After that we started with the second part of the scenario which we talked yesterday – new situation: customer added some new components and how to backup / replicate them. At the end, we looked at two other topics: Audit / Compliance and Troubleshooting (Most useful logs, etc.) Helpful link today: Virtual Architect http://rps.dewin.me/VirtualArchitect/   Resume about the course If...

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Veeam Certified Engineer — Advanced (VMCE-A): Design & Optimization V1 Course – PART 1

Hi all Today I had the first day of my 2-day “Veeam Certified Engineer — Advanced (VMCE-A): Design & Optimization V1 Course” (VMCE-ADO). I want to share some experience about our first day. After a starting-coffee we started with our expectations about the course. After that we started with some design and sizing guidelines about all the Veeam components (Veeam Backup Server, Proxy, Repo, WAN Accelerator). Next were some information’s about interaction with hypervisors and then an excursion to Veeam ONE. Interesting: We talked about the choice of the hypervisor, and all the participant were agreed, they use ESXi in...

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Official Veeam Backup Size Calculator

Dear Veeam ProPartner Today I browsed the ProPartner Portal and I found following cool Tool: Backup Size Calculator Useful, online tool to help calculate the space needed for the backup chain desired in an environment. This tool is from Veeam – so check it out: http://propartner.veeam.com/propartner/assets/apps/restore-simulator/ I also will update the Tools & Links Section with the Link.

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vSphere 6.5 and VMworld

Hi all Two weeks ago I was in Barcelona at VMworld. A lot of cool news and information’s were shared. Most interesting part for me was the release of vSphere 6.5. For more details check this link https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/introducing-vsphere-6-5.html Veeam also did a great job with and of course with their legendary party. J The last two months I didn’t share a lot of information, but I hope, v9.5 will be soon released, so I can post a lot of new content. Regards

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Do you know VeeamHub?

If not, you have to check this site: https://github.com/VeeamHub some nice code snippets will be posted there, I’m sure. I will also upload my PowerShell scripts there. If you have something to share, do that and help others 🙂 “VeeamHub has been created with the goal to collect, maintain and share different software creations related to Veeam. Powershell scripts, VMware vRealize Orchestrator workflows, and other software projects are already shared there. Note that the code in VeeamHub is community supported, but NOT officially supported. Even if some Veeam people is involved, the software shared over VeeamHub is not supported nor guaranteed by...

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VeeamON 2017 – Website online

Hello everyone Good news, the website for VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana is online. Pre-register today! https://www.veeam.com/veeamon/ Date: May 16 – 18, 2017 (maybe) see you there.

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vCenter Migration Utility & new customer portal

Hello everyone I’ve got three information’s for those, who didn’t see the changes: First, Veeam has released their new customer portal. You can manage you license, downloads or create a new case. Really the same as in the old version, but it looks pretty nice now. https://my.veeam.com/ Second, there is a changed / new KB: vCenter Migration Utility https://www.veeam.com/kb2136    Third, Veeam has a new CEO William Largent, Veeam’s executive vice president, will be the company’s new CEO Full article  

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Some words about performance

Dear Veeam Admin Some words about performance (one of the top 5 topics I see in any review J) In the last years I did a lot of Veeam installations and reviews. Normally you check the default components such as backup repos, Windows server config, network and you spend a lot of time to analyze the Veeam reports, or you use IOmeter – only a short list of all the possibilities you have to do a review. But what I see a lot is that customers do not check their Anti-Virus exclusions. Especially with Sophos we had some big troubles...