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[RESTful API] What's New, Deprecated, and Changed in VBA AWS v3 + VBO v5
Greetings everyone, Veeam keeps releasing, and improving the RESTful API of the different products and solutions. The last two that have been received and incredible amount of new API calls, improvements, and changes are the one for Veeam Backup for AWS v3, and the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5.Veeam tends to release a small what’s new for API where it highlights, briefly, the new stuff. If you are a heavy user of the RESTful APIs, maybe you are using them for automation, maybe as a Service Provider, you will probably like to see a full detail of all the changes, so here we are! Thanks to my colleague @Chris.Arceneaux who helped me understand Matrix, I am delighted to share with you the changes between the new API versions vs the old ones. Veeam Backup for AWS v3It was so subtle that I almost missed it, in fact I did for the first hours working with the API, as it is not a new version itself, just a new revision of the API v1.0. The changes are massive, as you can imagin
What else is new in Veeam B&R v10 (PowerShell snapin)
When creating or changing SureBackup settings using the Veeam PowerShell Snapin, not all options were provided by the Snapin. For example startup timeout could not be set by PowerShell. Fortunately this is now possible with v10-Snapin. See the picture for details: New Option in v10 Snapin
Why does Microsoft require additional system requirements? How to check if you have Secure Boot and TPM enabled
Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloud. Recently, Windows 11 was announced to raise security baselines with new built-in hardware security requirements that will give customers the confidence that they are even more protected from the chip to the cloud on certified devices. Windows 11 is redesigned for hybrid work and security with built-in hardware-based isolation, proven encryption, and our strongest protection against malware. Also, Windows 11 makes it easier for customers to get the most protection from these advanced attacks out of the box with the requirement of a TPM 2.0 chip to help ensure they benefit from security backed by a hardware root-of-trust. You may want to see Measured Boot, Secure Boot, Trusted Boot, and Early Launch Anti-Malware: How to secure the Windows 10 boot process, and Windows 11 Feature-specific, Hardware and Software Requirements: How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 as a Windows Insider. Windows 11 focuses on increasing
Veeam Community Podcast is getting a reboot!
Hello!Melissa @vmiss33 and I have hijacked Veeam Community Podcast from @Rick Vanover and rebooted it!Now the two of us will be inviting people to talk about businesses and industries that everyone takes for granted, but nobody knows how they actually work.In the pilot episode Drew Como @dcomovanguard was telling us about his days at Take-Two Interactive and THQ. We discussed how videogames are created and what it takes to provide a seamless online experience for dozens of players simultaneously. Please let us know what you think of this format and reach out to us if you have a few stories to tell about your industry!
Ask Anton Gostev anything (AMA on reddit)
If you didn't read it in the R&D digest, Anton Gostev has started a Ask Me Anything subreddit.http://askgostev.wtf/If you always wanted to ask Anton anything special and didn't find the right place, this could be your chance. Just keep on mind, that it's not meant for support requests and similar:This is NOT a good place to ask me about tactical stuff such as an advice about your particular environment, help with a support case or with a sales quote. However, if you have more of a global/strategic/tough question and you want my opinion specifically – now you have an opportunity to ask me directly
Exchange Online Basic Auth - One (Final) Time Enablement
A quick note on an important point that I missed originally in Microsoft’s announcement. As users are starting to find their basic authentication mechanisms are being actively disabled, Microsoft have provided one last mechanism to prevent a complete outage if you rely on basic authentication currently. Which Protocols Are Impacted? If you’re using basic authentication for any of the following protocols, you might find that suddenly it has stopped working:Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Exchange Web Services (EWS) IMAP MAPI Offline Address Book (OAB) POP Remote PowerShell RPC I Think This Impacts Me, What Do I Do? Microsoft are offering one final time to re-enable Basic Authentication, via the self-service diagnostics, direct link here.From this link, you can see which protocols are disabled, and choose a specific protocol that you can re-enable. Warning: Microsoft Are Serious This Time Microsoft have stated that any protocols that are re-enabled will be automatically disabled in the first c
From the architect’s desk - Multi-factor authentication how-to
One of the must-have features for providing access security for any sensitive application is the ability to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) as part of the login process. The release of Veeam Backup and V12 added the ability to enable Multi-factor authentication for logging into the Veeam console (including the remote console). The details:Before discussing the setup and configuration of MFA, we should discuss what MFA apps are supported.Veeam Backup and Replication supports Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP) as per RFC 6238 installed on a mobile device. For example, the following MFA TOTP applications are supported:Microsoft Authenticator Google Authenticator LastPass Authenticator DUO Okta Verify Many more are listed if you do a quick internet search ;)A console auto-logout time can also be set to ensure that a user gets logged out of the Veeam console after a configurable period of inactivity. Configuring MFA:Step 1:Access the Users and Groups selection on the options
#HomelabWednesday - How to install VMware vCenter Server updates from the GUI
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show how to see if any updates are available for your VMware vCenter Server and how to install the updates using the vSphere Appliance Management Interface (VAMI).Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
#HomelabWednesday - How to migrate Domain Controller and VMware vCenter to the new networks
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to migrate your domain controller and VMware vCenter Server to a new network without issues.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Veeam Backup for Salesforce walkthrough video
Hey Veeam community. I am starting my New Year’s resolution early and posting my first video on YouTube. It’s a walkthrough of Veeam Backup for Salesforce. I’m planning to post more videos as I find it helps deepen my understanding of various Veeam solutions. I hope to document some parts of Veeam products that I found challenging or hard to implement. I welcome all comments as I know there are a bunch of people here with much more experience at this than I have. Have a great rest of 2022! Cheers!
Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan - Top Items to Consider When Creating Your Own
Recently, I had to create a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan for my organization. It’s actually quite surprising none had ever been created. Part of that is on me since I’ve been here long enough to have done so, and am responsible for most of the systems we would need to recover in the event of a disaster. But let’s be honest, creating DR Plans isn’t one of those “exotic” tasks a Systems Architect likes to do. Working with and playing with the tech we manage is what we get excited about! Regardless, it still *needs* to be done. One may ask why does creating a DR Plan need to be done? It may seem obvious to most, but some it may not. I thought I’d answer that question here, as well as provide a “skeleton” list of items to consider when building out your own DR Plan.First, having a DR Plan brings a sense of “calm” for the IT staff. In the event of a disaster of any sort - site outage; mal-intent via ransomware, disgruntled employee, or major hardware outage; etc - chaos can surely take over.
#HomelabWednesday - How to deploy VMware vSphere ESXi nested in a virtual machine
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy two nested ESXi hosts and add them to a cluster in your VMware vCenter.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
OFFLINE backup copy using rotating USB disks – part 3
The sequel of part 2 😉And it seems that a part 4 is also needed 🙄 Backup copy job : VBR creates the first time of course a full backup file on the currently attached disk When you swap the disk and if it is empty, it will create a full backup on itIf there is a backup chain on it for this job, it will create a new incremental in the current chain. The latest incremental is the start point of the new incrementalThe retention policy will be applied, so all backup-files that are outdated will be removed from the backup chainBecause I always use a backup copy job in combination with rotated drives as a offline/airgapped solution I always recommend the customer to swap the disks on a weekly basis. Therefore I mostly configure the job with 7 to 10 restore points meaning 1 full and 6 to 9 incrementals.I don’t care about the total wanted restore points, I see the number of restore points per disk. I tell you later why.Normally the disks chosen are having a capacity of +/- 2 times a full back
Veeam Vanguard Nominations for 2023 are Now Open
The Veeam Vanguard program is one of the best influencer/evangelist programs out there, and one reason you need to nominate yourself or someone else that deserves to be in this program. You will gain access to cutting-edge technology as well as resources. With 2023 just around the corner, now is the time to consider nominating yourself or someone you know who should be considered. Also, at this time, for the existing Veeam Vanguards like myself, it is renewal time to ensure I am selected for another year in this exciting program.Being a Veeam Vanguard means being part of an exclusive community of top IT professionals and thought leaders worldwide. As a member, you’ll have access to a wide range of exclusive resources and opportunities, including:Early access to new Veeam products and features Invitations to Veeam-sponsored events and webinars Opportunities to provide feedback and input on Veeam product development Access to the Veeam Vanguard private community, where you can connect
Run a veeam lab in the cloud
I was thinking about building a lab at home to play, test and learn certain topics. But as my free time is very limited and I didn't want to ruin our power costs, I came to the idea to run a lab in the cloud.Advantages:low entry costs: you pay what you use/need flexible/scalable: resources are only a few clicks away ability to create different scenarios: offsite, DR, ... new technologies = more knowledgeDisadvantages:long term costs: as long as you're using/reserving resources you need to pay for themBeing a VMware guy I've looked for ways to deploy a vSphere environment or at least an ESXi host, but unfortunately the costs were much to high. Either I would have to go with VMware Cloud or rent a bare-metal machine to install ESXi myself; both are very costly.Hyper-V on the other side is easier to deploy in the cloud, without spending too much; as long as the base system support Nested Virtualization. So I've decided to give it a try and went with Microsoft Azure.Microsoft has published
Veeam User Group Mythbusters
Joining and contributing to Veeam User Groups can a daunting experience, and cause some apprehension in participants. This post attempts to alleviate that apprehension and address some of those unasked questions you may have, around contributing to this Community and/or Veeam User Groups I need to be a VMCE/VMCA/Veeam Employee etc to be able to contribute.Well if you insist, we’ll see you after you have gained your qualifications. Anyone with any* level of experience or qualifications can contribute. Remember it’s your story/experience you are sharing. Sure there might be existing blog posts or presentations about the same subject, but everyone will have a unique take on how they approached and resolved an issue. Now that* is worth sharing.I need to talk about cutting-edge products/featuresIf your day to day job involves working with the latest technologies, then sure go ahead, but not everyone is a Anthony Spiteri, Michael Cade or the content King..Jorge De La Cruz. Do try to remember
VB365: Important patch released for v6a
Just two weeks after the release of Veeam 365 version 6a, Veeam has released the first cumulative patch P20220825 (build 220.127.116.11). This patch fixes two issues which have been discovered in the 6a GA release. While, according to Veeam, those issues only affect less then 1% of the v6a users, it’s still recommended to install the patch. A backup of Security groups, Distribution groups, M365 groups, and specific users may complete with the warning: Nothing to process When this occurs no restore point is created for such objects.Note: Depending on the job configuration, the job may complete with a Success status, and the problem may occur unseen Under certain conditions, a backup job that includes SharePoint, OneDrive, or Microsoft Teams objects may run longer than expected, and the processing of lists may complete with the warning: Failed to analyze list changes. Value does not fall within the expected range. For more information and to download the patch, visit the following KB: https:
[What (else) is new in v12 - IV] Active full/Retry of a single VM of a job
Although the post is very small, the news in it is big 😃With v12 you can start a Active Full backup of a single VM processed by a job. Just open the progress dialog of the job and right-click the VM you want to backup. As you can see, this can also be used to run a Retry just for selected machines. Important: this will just work when you use the also new feature in v12: True per-machine backup files
Tool: Veeam ONE database calculator
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):
#HomelabWednesday - How to deploy pfSense and setup additional networks for lab usage
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy pfSense in your lab and segment the lab into multiple networks so that it is ready for deployment of nested ESXi in a “Production site” and a “Disaster Recovery” site.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
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