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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...

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Impressions from VeeamON Forum 2016 in Hanau – Germany

Today I was at the VeeamON Forum 2016 in Hanau Germany. It was a great event with some very cool meetings and really good food. I’ll share some impressions: We had the possibility to visit a lot of sessions, but one sessions was really interesting and funny. The part of Carlo Velten, CEO from crisp research did a great job. If the session will be available online, I will publish the link. More Information’s: https://www.crisp-research.com/veranstaltungen/veeamon-forum/

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ANNOUNCING – Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Today Veeam launched the 9.5 website. Nimbel would be the next storage integration in Veeam Availability Suite (v.9.5) Read all about that new integration: https://www.veeam.com/blog/integration-nimble-storage-veeam-availability-suite.html More information: https://go.veeam.com/v9-5  

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Error: Processing “VM” Error: The RPC service is unavailable RPC function call failed….

Last week I saw the following CopyJob error (problem startet after installing U1 for V9): After some researching and try’s to fix this issue ( https://www.veeam.com/kb2065 did not work) I found a solution that worked for me: Check AV exclusions: https://www.veeam.com/kb1999 I clicked through (next, next, finish) all the wizards for proxy, repository, WAN accelerator (all Veeam components) and restarted the job. Maybe this helps someone else.

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Parallel Processing and GFS Mediapool

Today I was implementing a tape library with 2 drives. After the library was set up and ready to use I created a GFS Mediapool and a new backup job. In the logs I recognized, that only one drive was used instead of both. After some research I found following explanation: NOTE: You cannot enable parallel processing for GFS media pools. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/hyperv/parallel_processing.html In the “classic” Mediapool you have the setting:   There was a post in the Veeam Community from Dima P.: „Parallel processing for GFS media pools feature is planned as a part of further GFS media pool enhancements“...