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How to modify vCloud URL in Veeam
With the recent topic of how to change the IP/DNS Name of the vCenter recently posted I wanted to share for those with experience in SQL how you can modify the vCloud URL within Veeam.This requires some SQL knowledge and that you shut down the Veeam services during the process. The main query is as follows:SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14; Under the "options" column for the relevant row(s) we're going to see the reference(s) to the old cell hostname. Then once you are ready follow these steps:0) Veeam Configuration Backup1) Stop Veeam Services2) Backup VeeamBackup SQL DB3) SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14;4) Copy the "options" value5) Modify the copied "options" column value to have the new VCD URL6) Note the id column of the related row7) Perform the update query on the objects that need the new URL:UPDATE Hosts SET options='NEW_options_VALUE' WHERE id='ID_FROM_STEP_6';8) Start Services9) Open Console, and "next" through the properties of the
Windows scheduled tasks get problematic slower over time
The following post is not directly related to backup. I hope it is helpful anyway.At a customers backup server a very strange behavior was observed. After a few days without problems, scheduled tasks never seem to get finished. So a current running – never ending – task prevents the next run from starting. A reboot of the server resolved the problem – for a few days.SolutionAfter a research I found out, scheduled tasks get started with a lower priority than interactively started tasks. See my scheduled PowerShell script in screenshot here.Normally this is not a big deal. It does not matter when tasks like reports last longer than manually started. Nevertheless they should at least finish.The solution is to rise the priority of scheduled tasks. Unfortunately this cannot simply be set in the GUI. It can be done in a few steps, I list here.Start Windows Task Scheduler, right-click your task and select Export… and save XML file to a temporary location. Edit XML file with an editor of your
#DailyQuiz - #VMCE 2020 Scenario question 39 walkthrough
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What is your use case for staged restore? Which applications are you using it with? Which format of scripts are you using?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
#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.
#DailyQuiz - #VMCE 2020 Scenario question 43 walkthrough
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What happens to your source/original VM when you trigger a failover to a replica? What happens if it is suddenly powered on at the same time as your replica that you just failed over to?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
[Veeam 1-minute] Backup and Restore of Amazon RDS with Veeam Backup for AWS v3
Learn with us on this one-minute video if your Veeam Backup for AWS v3 RDS Policy is working, and How-To Restore an Amazon RDS back to production, all in one minute.For more information, and a fully functional (Free Forever 10 AWS instances) visit here - https://www.veeam.com/aws-backup.htmlI hope you like it! Have not seen much videos, or information around the RDS, and VPC, integration with VBR, so you will see much more one minute videos soon.
#DailyQuiz - #VMCE 2020 Scenario question 44 walkthrough
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/
Advanced VMware vSphere Features 🤓 Encrypted VMs
Many times we wonder what happens with encrypted VMs , here is this great explanation of Veeam Backup of Encrypted VMs Veeam Backup & Replication lets you back up encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:VM encryption instances must be preconfigured in the virtual infrastructure: you must set up the key management server, create the VM encryption policy and assign it to VMs in advance. The backup proxy used for backup must be working in the Virtual appliance transport mode or Network transport mode with SSL encryption enabled. The backup proxy working in the Virtual appliance transport mode must be deployed on an encrypted VM. Ensure either that you use a common Key Management Server (KMS) or that the Key Management Server clusters at both sites use common encryption keys. Replication of Encrypted VMsVeeam Backup & Replication lets you replicate encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:VM encryption in
What is a Failover Plan and How to Create a Failover Plan with Veeam?
Hello,It is known how to make Replication configurations on VBR software, but there are not many configurations for failover plans. For this reason, we will discuss "What is a Failover Plan on VBR, How is it created?"What is the Failover Plan? If you have many VMs running interconnected applications, you need to define them as a group and make a failover plan.In the failover plan, you set the order in which the VMs should be opened and the latency times for the VMs. Set Delay (latency) time is a period of time that Veeam Backup & Replication must wait before starting the process of the next virtual machine on the list. It helps to ensure that some VMs, such as the DNS server, are already running when other VMs start. Latency can be set for every VM in a failover plan, except for the last VM on the list.If the virtual machine is closed in the VM group you created, you can manually start the relevant failover plan. When you start the process, two options appear, you can start the ope
#HomelabWednesday - How to deploy the StarWind Virtual SAN storage appliance: Part 2
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, we continue and finalize the deployment of the free StarWind Virtual SAN storage appliance that we will be using for shared storage in the home lab.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
[Blog Post] Step by step of Veeam Agent for Mac 1.0 @ Part 2 (Restore from VBR v11)
From Veeam Backup & Replication restore Mac OS FileOpen Veeam Backup & Replication console and click Backups, Disk. You will see the Mac Agent Backup. Right-click “Your Mac Device Name”, Restore guest Files, Linux, and other…Select the available restore point.A new feature of v11 is the ability to leverage an existing managed Linux server to act as the file-level recovery appliance, you can choose a Linux host that I have in my environment.v11 will open the Veeam Backup Browser, which enables the ability to see the structure and the ability to recover your files and folders.You can restore folder or file to the v11 Desktop only, If you need direct restore the Mac device, please continue to see “Step by step of Veeam Agent for Mac 1.0 @ Part 3 (Restore from MacOS)” Coming Soon…Reference Link: https://vexperthk.com/2021/03/09/step-by-step-of-veeam-agent-for-mac-1-0-part-2-restore-from-vbr-v11/
#DailyQuiz - #VMCE 2020 Scenario question 49 walkthrough
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/
Borg and its offspring Kubernetes.. So what exactly is this?
Borg and Kubernetes Since the CKA Kubernetes certification is a practical exam with no multiple-choice questions you must wait a day or two until you find out your result. I was on sitting on my back porch when I checked my email and saw the ‘Congratulations” in the title and I literally shouted, “I have Kubernetes!!”. My neighbor who is not IT savvy and witnessed my strange behavior immediately thereafter began doubling his social distancing measures with me. This was the “Covid19 summer” of 2020, and I realized that many people had no idea of what Kubernetes was and to be fair it does sound like something that you can catch.So, what is Kubernetes and why is it being talked about so much?To try and explain why this has become such a hot topic I like to think back to the virtualization revolution. It used to be that when a company wanted to add a new application server the process was a very long and labor intensive one. You had to order the physical server, then you had to rack it, ca
#DailyQuiz - #VMCE 2020 Scenario question 01 walkthrough
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. How familiar are you with the terms RPO and RTO? What about combining that information into questions about backup job run frequency and amount of restore points?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
[Veeam 1-minute] Granular-restore, and even compare with production of any Amazon VPC component
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.
Podcast - Veeam Service Provider Console v6 New Features and Enhancements
Listen as I talk through what’s new and enhanced in Veeam Service Provider Console v6https://anchor.fm/virtualization-is-life/episodes/Veeam-Service-Provider-Console-v6-Release-e181pu3/a-a6jub86This is sourced from the sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri https://anthonyspiteri.net/console-v6-service-providers/
VBR v11 🔥 - Cloud ☁️ Connect Improvements
Evacuate Tenant With PowerShell • cmdlet enables granular evacuation of: tenant tenant’s quota tenant’s job • Code example: Start-VBRCloudTenantBackupEvacuation $repo = Get-VBRBackupRepository-Name ‘SOBR-01’ -ScaleOut$tenant = Get-VBRCloudTenant-Repository $repo$extent = Get-VBRRepositoryExtent-Repository $repoStart-VBRCloudTenantBackupEvacuation-SourceExtent$extent -TargetExtent$extent -Tenant $tenant
Kasten introduces KUBESTR, your best friend when it comes to Kubernetes Persistent storage.
One of the challenges that I have faced learning Kubernetes is persistent storage. It is a steep learning curve but one of the most essential areas elements necessary to make containers become a real force in the world of computing. There are many flavors of Kubernetes persistent storage and making the right choice for your workload and application s is no trivial matter.Would it not be nice if there was some helpful utility to test and validate my persistent storage setup?Well now there is thanks to Veeam Kasten’s Kubestr!As stated on its web page “Kubestr is a collection of tools to discover, validate and evaluate your kubernetes storage options.”Lets take a look at what this thing can do:You can download Kubestr here: https://github.com/kastenhq/kubestr/releases/tag/v0.4.13 I chose the Linux binary and downloaded to my control node.Untar the the tarball and you are ready to go. In linux make the file kubestr executable by typing in sudo chmod +x kubestr Then run .kubestr and it will
Easily Recover 4 Different Ways with Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator 4
If you haven’t heard, Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator v4 (formerly known as Veeam Availability Orchestrator) is now available, and better than ever.Now VDRO can orchestrate recovery for 4 types of your protected data:Veeam CDP Replicas - NEW in v4 Veeam Replicas Veeam Backups Replicated Storage Snapshots (NetApp ONTAP and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM)This means you have the ultimate in flexibility and choice when it comes to protecting all of the data in your environment. From mission critical apps, to those dev environments that would be nice to recover easily but are usually ignored for DR planning purposes, you can do it all with the same tool, the same way.It couldn’t be simpler to create a DR plan in Orchestrator. Check out this video where I create a CDP Replica orchestration plan, run a readiness check, and launch a failover in less than 10 minutes.There are some subtle differences between plan types, but yes, Orchestrator is really that easy to use. You can even get granular an
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