vm-UP! Blog


Veeam Backup- & Copy-jobs issues pointing to SoBR

Hi everyone Last week I had some issues with Veeam jobs pointing to a Scale-out Backup Repository (SoBR). Issues Some jobs stopped at 99% (all VMs were processed, but the job did not finish) Some copy-jobs failed with following message: Cannot connect to target backup repository     Some jobs had the error Attribute ‘ServerName’ was not found       Workaround One workaround was, to rename all copyjobs-folder at each SoBR extent and perform a Full copy-job. But this was not the solution for all (other) problems.   Solution After some research I found something in the Veeam Community –...

OmniCube front logo 0

SimpliVity CLI basic commands

Hi all During my SimpliVity PoC I created a lot of VMs, cloned and migrated them. It is much easier doing this task over the SimpliVity CLI. Here is a small guide – a 101 – for some basic tasks that during testing helped me a lot: About the colors of the commands: orange means fixed commands green means values, you can change at your own needs CLI Access You can access the SimpliVity OmniStack Command Line Interface (CLI) in two ways:   Possibility 1 (SimpliVity user host: IP / DNS name of the OVC (SimpliVity  OmniStack Virtual Controller) username:...

OmniCube front logo 0

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...

Veeam One 0

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...


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...


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...


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.


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


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...

VeeamOn_2017 0

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.