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Based on my original script from 2020 where I created a vCenter role for Veeam Backup & Replication with PowerCLI, I decided to do the same for Veeam ONE. You can find the other script for VBR here:As a result the blog post here with the new script was born !This PowerShell / PowerCLI script lets you create a new vCenter server role with all the cumulative privileges and permissions to use them with Veeam ONE V11.The privileges used are based on the recommendations out of the Veeam Help Center which you can find here: Connection to Virtualization ServersSimply execute the script and follow the steps to fill in the relevant data. Most importantly your vCenter server name, the username and your password. The script will then ask you to choose a name for your new role and automatically creates it. The script in action :DAfter you have created the role you need to assign a user to it. As a result, continue within Veeam ONE where you add your vCenter Server. Veeam ONE vCenter “add”The p
Yes, this feature is not completely new in v11 - but it is a little bit hidden and I never found it before . So maybe it is new for others too. And there is also a cool improvement in v11!This filter is about getting a better overview of jobs and latest status. You can access them at Job-level in console.There you can create your own filtersand select the options you want to seeOptions are self explanatory. After adding a new filter, you can use this filter at Jobs-layer to see all jobs, matching the selected options.Of course you can edit and remove themAll of you, used this filter already may recognize a new options here. It is the possibility to Add this view to the job management tree.Which is a great little thing! When setting this option, filter will be available in left tree view as well!And can be edited there as well
If you are using Veeam ONE with MS SQL Express you probably either have a small environment or you just didn’t hit the 10 GB database limitation yet But, how much space will the database then consume?The good news is Veeam offers a Veeam ONE database calculator tool right here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2246It is actually a Excel spreadsheet, but is very easy to use: But wait! Don’t forget to select the correct data collection mode you plan to use at the bottom:In case you are wondering what this is, check out the user guide: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/deployment/typical_choose_collection_mode.html?ver=100 and the table from https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/deployment/data_collection_modes.html?ver=100 (partial screenshot):
I just wanted to remind people of Veeam’s stance towards supporting multiple editions of products with the impending release of v11 and the all-star collection of upgrades we’re about to receive.Veeam have three stages to the end of the lifecycle of a product version:Stage One: End of FixVeeam focus their development on bug fixing on the latest available version only, so if you encounter a bug with v10 once v11 is released, one of two things will happen:If the issue is resolved on v11, you will be advised to upgrade to v11. If the issue isn’t resolved on v11, Veeam’s default stance is not to fix on v10, but instead focus efforts on fixing in v11, they do have a caveat this will be reviewed on a case by case basis but you shouldn’t expect to get a fix on v10.You will still receive technical support on products in this stage provided you have a valid support contract.Stage Two: End of SupportOnce a product has reached end of support even with a valid support contract you will no longer r
Moderate. VMware ESXi addresses Return-Stack-Buffer-Underflow and Branch Type Confusion vulnerabilities
VMware ESXi contains Return-Stack-Buffer-Underflow (CVE-2022-29901, CVE-2022-28693) and Branch Type Confusion (CVE-2022-23816, CVE-2022-23825) vulnerabilities due to the Intel and AMD processors it utilizes.There is a resolution to this issue, and as such there is no workaround discussed in this guide. VMware has evaluated the severity of these issues to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.6. VMware ESXi enables you to:Consolidate hardware for higher capacity utilization. Increase performance for a competitive edge. Streamline IT administration through centralized management. Reduce CapEx and OpEx. Minimize hardware resources needed to run the hypervisor, meaning greater efficiency.Multiple side-channel vulnerabilities in Intel (CVE-2022-29901, CVE-2022-28693) and AMD (CVE-2022-23816, CVE-2022-23825) CPUs have been disclosed. Patches are available to mitigate these vulnerabilities in affected VMware products. Below are the impacted products.VMware ES
You may be aware of the Veeam ONE Restore Operator Activity Report, this one is my favorite. I recommend everyone set up this report for regular automatic generation, which is explained here: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/reporter/schedule_reports.html?ver=100 See the video below on how to do it!
Veeam recently released Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, as part of getting up to speed with the release, I’ve been reviewing the help center documentation. Today I came across an interesting note within the backup applications section, something that was completely missing from the release notes. It said:Using multiple applications may impact the performance of your production SharePoint environment. This functionality will be deprecated in future versions of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/vbo365/guide/backup_applications.html?ver=60 For a while, the advice to leverage the best backup performance from SharePoint Online and SharePoint Online derived services, such as OneDrive for Business, has been to leverage multiple backup applications. This note indicates a change in stance that may indicate changes behind the scenes. I try not to speculate too much on this blog, so whether this is due to additional testing, a change in guidance or requirement fr
Hi all,Introduction For those who do not know what Chocolatey is, in short it's an package manager for Windows. Just like apt/yum/dnf/etc for linux or brew for MacOS. If you want more information, have a look at their website. There are links to their docs and other resources for more information. If you can't find what you are looking for, reach out to them on their Discord or drop me a DM (probably slower responses) Why Chocolatey?Installing software on a Windows machine is like the wild west, every installer is different. There is no standardized installation. A lot of people who have installed software probably know the installer where you have that blue background and those white letters on top with the name of the software, or an installer where the next > button on the next screen is replaced by the < previous button. We all blindly click on next, next, next, finish, right?Only to find out that you, for example, need to install .NET Framework as a dependency and if you wan
The following disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2022-22948) was reported to VMware by Yuval Lazar (@Ul7raVi0l3t) of Pentera. To remediate this vulnerability, apply the patch in the response matrix below as it applies to you. The vCenter Server contains an information disclosure vulnerability due to improper permission of files. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.5.Below are the affected productsVMware vCenter Server (vCenter Server) VMware Cloud Foundation (Cloud Foundation)An information disclosure vulnerability in VMware vCenter Server was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.Known Attack VectorsA malicious actor with non-administrative access to the vCenter Server may exploit this issue to gain access to sensitive information.ResolutionTo remediate CVE-2022-22948 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'R
You can think what you want about Facebook, but they operate a massive amount of compute and storage unites. And it seems, they have some scientist investigating interesting phenomenon like this. To be honest, it is not primary backup related but in the second instance it is restore related 😀Briefly summarized:They found out, CPU can perform computations incorrectly. So it comes to silent data corruption by CPU. According to their observations these failures are reproducible and not transient. When you think about data-reduction technologies like compression this really can cause problems. As the following article describes, these corruptions occur at scale. Interesting is also how they test their hardware.Read more details here:https://blocksandfiles.com/2022/03/18/facebook-investigates-silent-data-corruption/
Password Authentication & Certificate Authentications both have their pros and cons, but one undisputed stance is that certificates are more secure than passwords when used properly. To that end, I prefer to deploy certificate authentication when working with SSH, and when deploying Linux VMs, Azure prefers to as well.However, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure also signs you in with your Ubuntu user account, but doesn't support certificate authentication. Does this mean you're stuck with password authentication? Nope! Is it complex to configure? Also, nope! How does this work?Simply, we'll ensure that SSH is configured to only support certificate authentication, whilst configuring a password for authentication against the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure portal. For good measure, we'll also go through how to secure this platform further to reduce your attack risk. Getting set up with Certificate AuthenticationWhilst typically the more difficult part, Azure has done a great job of ma
Give some thoughts to the interval of a report. Current week vs. Past week, here’s a view of how the interval can make a difference for the results. I have the Veeam ONE Catch of the Day (#VeeamONECOTD) on Twitter, a nice way to get small nuggets of Veeam ONE stuff: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VeeamONECOTD&src=typeahead_click The Veeam reports are incredible visibility and it is a great way to get all the details you may need in another way!
The following error can occur in Veeam Enterprise Manger during catalog replication. Catalog replication is needed to transfer guest indexing information from the VBR server to the Enterprise Manager server.By default, replication task runs automatically after each backup job. You can trigger it manually within Enterprise Manager GUI. Just enter the Configuration section, select Settings and press Update Now.Log files can be seen beneath Sessions.Meta-file errorThis error is about the meta-file that does not contain a certain attribute.Cause and solutionThere is a meta-file for catalog replication on Enterprise Manager server. In some situations it may happen that this file is empty. I do not know exactly under what circumstances this can happen but the solution is simple. Just delete, or rename the empty file. File is located on the Enterprise Manager server in directory C:\VBRCatalog\Replication\InConnectors and is named VbrServerName.uuid.con.The next replication task should not sto
Another great little thing is the possibility to display timestamps in job log in VBR console. As you know, logs in console look like this:You see start and end-time. But when happened steps in between? With v11 you can display timestamps too! Just right-click in headline and click Timestamp In my opinion this is very helpful!