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Thinking of becoming a Veeam Vanguard or a Veeam Legends and you want to know what is all about the Veeam 100 Summit that everyone talking about?When you read this recap of the first day you will understand what you can expect when you are a Veeam Vanguard or a Veeam Legend and join in the Veeam 100 Summit.The Veeam 100 Summit is all about content sharing and also a get together with a group of people from all over the world and talk about technology and other subjects. And yes you can make good friends in this group. And of course, the summit is just a part of this great Veeam community program #Veeam100In this first day there was a lot of content sharing.First Day:First Session - Introduction and 2022 Veeam 100 Summit KickoffThe first session starts with a welcome to everyone and the new arrivals(new Vanguards, Legends, and MVP). In this session, Rick, Madi, and Hennes talk about Vanguard, Legends, and MVP.A lot of information about what the program is (for the new ones) and what to
IntroductionOne of the most notable upcoming Veeam Backup and Replication v12 capability is Direct to “Object Storage” backups.I thought it might come in handy to share a small AWS cli cheat sheet with the community. Initial AWS cli configurationThe first step is to run aws configureAll you need to provide are access key and secret key. You specify the --endpoint-url directly in the commands.Next, make sure you are using v4 signature aws configure set default.s3.signature_version s3v4 Creating a simple bucketaws s3api create-bucket --bucket <yourbucketname> --endpoint-url=<yourendpointurl> --no-verify-sslNote: You don’t necessarily need the --no-verify-ssl option except if like me you are lazy with certificates in your lab. Creating a bucket with object lockCheck out this great post from my colleague Steve Firmes where he discusses “How to avoid an Immutability Migraine”.The command is pretty straight forward:aws s3api create-bucket --bucket <yourbucketname> --object-
Morning, Just a quick one from me today I wanted to share.I was playing with VDRO, and scratching my head as I was playing with restore plans, but I couldn’t find a very crucial step. ‘Prepare DC for DataLab’. It’s documented here: Prepare DC for DataLab - Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator User GuideI’ll quote the key text as to why we need this:This step is required for a domain controller to be started in a test lab environment. This must always be the first step for the domain controller in a lab group.This step ensures the VM will reboot to exit DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) and therefore will function correctly as a domain controller in the lab. Seems pretty important right?Well, when I went to create my restore plan, I couldn’t find it, even the Veeam documentation doesn’t show it within the list:After a lot of head scratching, turns out, I was missing something that is a bit light on helpcenter documentation! You need to define this at the DataLabs level:Once added,
Hello everyone! So, last week we have our first VUG of the year. It was a such good webinar that the principal subject was around the best features about data protection. If it weren't good enough, we still had the presence of none other than @Rick Vanover and @Kseniya. To start the event Rick and Kseniya talk about our Veeam Community Resource Hub and after this, they introduced how Veeam Legends works and what is the benefits to become a Legend. It was so nice listen them and I felt myself so counfortable with their words. Rick and Kseniya look like Batman and Robin of Veeam because they are very much involved one with other about Veeam Community. Seriously both of you are awesome!! After this amazing introduce we start our event completely in portuguese and @CarlosXGomes talked about backup of Office 365. Continuing with VUG Brazil Marcio Freitas made a perfect presentation about NAS Backup and all possible subjects around of this theme. So, to finish it Leonardo Ferreira talked
HPE and Veeam are connected by a long history. HPE VSA and 3PAR were the first storages support integrated hardware snapshots. Nimble and Primera are supported as well.See this Veeam Customer Reference Book to read about 7 customer stories. Involved Industries are: Fintech, Retail, Non-Profit, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Quite impressive stories with real-world values!
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Are you using replicas? What about failover plans? How often do you test them? How many failover plans do you have? and… how many VMs could be in a single failover plan? :-)Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
As the headline suggests, Veeam recently released a “version 3a“ of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.Whilst there are your usual mixture of security fixes and bugs resolved, it actually brings a new (and welcome) change to the licensing structure around protecting Azure SQL workloads (not to be confused with Azure virtual machines running SQL Server). Licensing Per Server, not Per Database It’s not unusual to see Veeam adapt their pricing models over time to provide better value for customers. We’ve seen this historically when, for example, Veeam adjusted their NAS licensing to increase the amount of storage protected per instance license. However I was certainly surprised when Veeam released the latest version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure and included a change to the way they process Azure SQL Workloads.First of all, this isn’t to be confused with the “traditional” approach to running SQL Server workloads in Azure, aka, running a virtual machine with SQL Server installed. That
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. How can you import data from CSV files to Veeam ONE if they are exported from your CMDB? Do you use a CMDB? Which one?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Hi Folks, I recently was lucky enough to be chosen as an Auth0 Ambassador. However, I am still very much on the initial learning curve when it comes to identity management so have signed up to a few udemy courses and pulled out the documentation. When starting a new path it is always nice to take your first steps in familiar territory so I decided to try out leveraging SAML2.0 for Veeam Enterprise Manager. First we need to create a free Okta developer account: Then we will create a new app integration: VEM (Veeam Enterprise Manager supports SAML 2.0 so that will be our choice here:We need to give it a name:Next we need to enter our SAML settings. I used a laptop where I have a test VBR setup:These two settings (Single Sign On URL and Audience URI can be found in VEM here after you have ticked the Enable SAML 2.0 radio box. Don’t worry about the other settings we will import them later. Save the SAML settings in Okta then open up the App page: Further down on the right hand side you wil
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
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What do you do when your application tests fail in a SureBackup job? Did you look into the sequencing? What is a stabilization point?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Hey guys, here are some cool gears for grabs! This is the right time to learn about VMware Aria Hub.This offer is only available during the VMware Explore Europe 2022 period which is from the November 7th through November 11th, 2022. Go to the Hands-on-Labs area and request HOL-2301-08-ISM “VMware Aria Hub – A look at what’s next in Multi-Cloud Management”.At the completion of the lab, you will be able to order Cloud Management gear as a gesture of our appreciation to be shipped to you*.Hey guys, let’s run with this….
Over the last several years Microsoft has been moving into Microsoft 365 with their services. With this migration they have introduced many new features into the eco system to make day to day communication and processes smoother. In this same transition Microsoft has also moved to depreciate legacy technologies for newer features that are purpose built for the ecosystem and modern data communication. We are in the process of what is now the second depreciation cycle of legacy technologies in Microsoft 365. The first being when on-prem services did not make it to the cloud and now with the deprecation of legacy APIs on January 31, 2023. Its important to note that depreciated does not mean these services are nasally going to be shut off but further support by Microsoft and third-party access to these services will also be limited if at all. In this case, services in Microsoft 365 that did not make the cut, by Microsoft, to be coded into the Microsoft Graph API with modern APIs will no lo
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Have you tried the planned failover feature? What actually happens when you perform it? and could it maybe combined with the failover plan feature?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Listen as I talk through what’s new and enhanced in Veeam Backup & Replication v11a.https://anchor.fm/virtualization-is-life/episodes/Veeam-Backup--Replication-v11a-Release-e181pln/a-a6jua5bThis is sourced from the sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri https://anthonyspiteri.net/backup-replication-v11a-release/
VMware Aria Operations (formerly VMware vRealize Operations) automates and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers to the applications they support. It delivers continuous performance optimisation, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance. It is available on premises and as-a-service. More information on this product here, and link to my blogpost. An arbitrary file read vulnerability in VMware Aria Operations was privately reported by Yu Dai of NSFOCUS TIANJI Lab to VMware. There are updates (patches) to remediate these vulnerabilities in the affected VMware products. What Exploit does this Vulnerability Present? A malicious actor with administrative privileges may be able to read arbitrary files containing sensitive data. Remediation To remediate CVE-2022-31682, apply the patches listed in the ‘Fixed Version’
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Are you running SureBackup tests on your production hosts? or did you decide to repurpose older hosts for this? If yes, what happens if there is insufficient CPU or memory on those hosts? What about custom roles? Did you create any? If yes, for which applications?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Since majority of us use Windows for our day to day operations, in this guide, you will learn about Windows update expiration policy.By expiring older, redundant packages, you will get better performance, shorter scan times, a faster user experience, and a reduced risk of deploying older updates that have been superseded with newer, more secure ones.Note: This policy only applies to Windows updates. Updates for other Microsoft software or firmware may have different policies and should be considered separately.An expired package will not appear in Windows Update scan results thereby reducing internet data usage.Kindly visit this link to learn more.
Hi guys, Do you want to know how to perform Amazon VPC granular restore, and even compare changes of anything inside an Amazon VPC with production?You can do all of this with Veeam Backup for AWS v3. Learn with this one-minute video how-to restore critical changes to your Amazon VPC items: I hope you like it, and it is useful.
Another video from the quick and nerdy series. This video is half how-to half showcase of the true flexibility of Veeam and cloud data protection. It starts with taking a backup of an EC2 instance with VBAWS, using a VBR server to backup copy job to a SOBR with Wasabi and finally using that Wasabi bucket to Natively restore to Azure. This one had a lot of moving parts so it went a little over the 10-15 minute structure but it’s worth a watch!
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