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Fun Friday: Will you be moving to VMware vSphere 7.x now?
Morning all,Happy Friday!As per @victorwu’s post, vSphere 7.0 U3c is now rereleased!I’m not here to kick them when they’re down, but VMware didn’t have the best of times with vSphere 7.0, but after their divorce from Dell EMC and the subsequent pulling of vSphere 7.0U3c for quality concerns, will this release finally be worthy of the VMware name? So, my question to you all. vSphere 6.5/6.7 are end of life later this year, so if you’re still on 6.5/6.7, will this release make you look at upgrading? Or are you still unsure and want to hold out until nearer the EOL? Share your thoughts!
Digital Certification Badges
Hello,would you like to receive digital badges for your VMSP, VMTSP, VMCE or VMCA certification - e.g via Acclaim?I think this would be great, you can show your achievement, clients and employers can verify your certifcation online on the Badge Website.An example of an digital badge can be found here:https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/e08d2837-6862-43a1-a57e-44246ab432e3 What do you think? Good idea or nonsense?
Fun Friday: Linux Distribution of Choice?
Hey everyone, I was working on reviving my decade old MacBook Pro yesterday, I didn’t want to put MacOS on it again because the only versions it supports are end of life, so inevitably I went down the Linux route. I prepped my USB, installed my distribution of choice (Ubuntu) and set it up as I needed (my dedicated GPU is dead so I needed a fair few tweaks to force the integrated one). As I was installing Ubuntu, it occurred to me, I gave ZERO thought to deploying anything other than Ubuntu, it’s just MY default go-to when I need a Linux OS. So, what’s your go-to? Why is it your go-to? Was it a feature, a security/compliance requirement? Was it the support? Or was it the first one you just *clicked* with?For me, I first started using Ubuntu on the 10.x release. I used Debian and Centos, but Ubuntu just felt nicer to use, helping me learn more about Linux and getting me comfortable enough to go headless on a Linux server (which would make me more confident when Windows started doing Cor
Veeam Sizing for Repository Needed
Hello Veeam, I would like to ask regarding on how to size repository needed for Veeam via http://rps.dewin.me/If customer gave the data size that needs to backup which is 28tb and backup policy must have 2YR retention and the sched will be 24months Full, 4 weekly Full and 7 Daily incremental.So technically I will create a "Backup Copy Job GFS” in Dewin, and will enter 24 in Months the total for that one is 219.2TB, will create another one for weekly will enter 4 in Weekly and total of 44.2 TB, and last for Daily incremental will select "Forever Incremental” and retention will be 7 and total of 31.89 TB. For all type of backup i checked the Refs/XFS, 10% conservative for change rate, and 50% on data left after reduction. So it means i will add the total for all and that is equivalent to 295.29 TB of storage. So i need a total of 295.29 TB with 2YR retention? I think is is too much give that Veeam have dedup/compress features, if you will size can you share the details as well. Thanks
VMware vCenter Converter no longer available
Today I’ve discovered an interesting blog article about the VMware vCenter Converter. Apparently VMware has removed it from the Downloads, so it’s no longer available for the public. The reasons for this is, that there hasn’t been any development in the last years and it already went end of support in Decemter 2019 (!), which I didn’t know.VMware is working on a new release of the Converter and it will be exciting to see how the next release will look like and what it’s capable of.Here’s the blog post for reference: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2022/02/vcenter-converter-unavailable-for-download.htmlWhile the vCenter Converter was a great piece of software which I’ve used many times in my IT career, I haven’t used it since some time. The last times I had to convert physical systems or VMs to a different Hypervisor, I’ve had the luck that those customers were using Veeam. So instead of relying on the Converter or a different 3rd party tool, I restored the system with Veeam. This work
Remembering Detective Mildur (and congratulations to him!)
Today, we lose a Veeam Legend! For those that don’t know, you can’t be a Veeam Legend if you’re employed by Veeam. And that is what we celebrate today! 🥳 @Mildur officially joins Veeam today as a Product Management Analyst.I’m proud to call Mildur a friend (and Detective, Detective Friend?) since first meeting him here on the Community Hub back in 2020. It doesn’t take long to observe the depth of knowledge and passion he has for Veeam products and he shares this freely with the community. Today Veeam have taken on an amazing addition to their family.Congrats Mildur!
VeeamOn Tours and Forums 2023
Hello everyone 🐈🛫 Similar to previous year, I am disclosing the dates for VeeamOn Tours and Forums 2023. Although I do have a landing page to provide at present, I will revise this post as soon as it becomes available.Here we go: EMEAVeeamON Tour Ireland- 20 June 2023, Dublin (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-dublin )VeeamON Tour Romania- 22 June 2023, Bucharest (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-romania )VeeamON Tour Austria - 13 June 2023, Linz (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-at)VeeamON Tour Austria - 14 June 2023, Vienna (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-at )VeeamON Tour Switzerland- 15 June 2023, Zurich (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-ch-de )VeeamON Tour Switzerland- 22 June 2023, Lausanne (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-ch-fr )VeeamON Tour Germany- 20 June 2023, Munich (hybrid) (https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-tour-2023-de )VeeamON Tour Germany- 17 October 2023, Düsseldorf (hybrid) VeeamON Tour Italy- 15 June 2023, Milano (https://go.veea
Bare-metal restore from agent backup managed by VBR fail
Hello all,I’m trying to validate bare-metal recovery of a physical Windows 2019 server.It is backed up by an Agent job in my VBR server (v11a, latest patch), with the agent installed on the host in version 188.8.131.5208. Backup works fine, file-level restore from VBR in the Windows system too.I wanted to test the “worst case scenario”, so I copied the backup files on a USB drive, created recovery media from VBR, and tried to restore on a different server (different hardware). Boot media works, but when choosing backup file, I am blocked d by the message :“Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is unable to open backup files created by Veeam Backup & Replication”It looks like the post below, but as everything was recently installed and up to date, I dont know …Am I missing something obvious ?Any help would be really appreciated.Regards.
vSphere 7.0 U3b Released and 7.0 U3 pulled!
Morning all, This slipped under my radar on Friday, VMware have fixed some huge bugs such as inability to enable HA on ESXi U3 hosts in this release. But they’ve also pulled the original U3 update due to issues with failing rollup upgrades! But you first need to patch vCenter before upgrading to ESXi U3b vCenter Patch Notes:https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-70u3b-release-notes.htmlESXi Patch Notes:https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-70u3b-release-notes.html
It's World Backup Day!
It’s World Backup Day! First of all, come and join me and @kirststoner12 for the World Backup Day Live Stream later today https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6909612880619298816/ Secondly, you have probably noticed Alfred the Cat is back and sitting in the chair...There are some Easter eggs hidden in the homepage header based on different technologies! Find all them all and share your answers in the comments.Let's see who'll collect them all!
Hi everybody!Im writing this question more like as curiosity and to re-think in my home lab, I've been using a HP 360 Gen8 with 128GB Ram and 2TB SSD with vsphere 7 to host my full home lab: 3 hosts Vsphere cluster, TrueNas for NAS & NFS storage, and pfsense for routing and firewalling, and a Windows Server 2016 with Veeam B&R.Now Im thinking in something more “electricity friendly” , but I would love to read some setups and ideas from all of you, and maybe mixing them up a bit we can get with the SUPER HOME LAB!thnx!read you in the comments!
Timothy Dewin’s Famous RPS Tool is now Deprecated
Hey everyone, Tim announced earlier today that his famous RPS (Restore Point Simulator) tool is now deprecated. If this name doesn’t mean anything to you, the URL likely will: https://rps.dewin.me. For years this tool has been a must have for anyone working with data protection. Now Veeam have an official tool (Fun Fact, some RPS code was used/referenced in the official tool so it lives on!). The official tool is available at https://calculator.veeam.com/vbr, it has been available for a little while now but today is the day Tim officially announced the deprecation of the project. As such please remember to use the official tool as part of your sizing efforts moving forwards. And finally, thanks Tim for all the times your tool has helped us out!
Free Quantum DXi V5000 Community Edition
If you are like me and can’t turn down something that is free, you should try out the Quantum DXi V5000 Community Edition download. What you get is virtual backup appliance that has all of the features and capabilities that Quantum’s physical DXi dedupe appliance has. What is wicked cool, a New England way of saying “awesome”, is you can store up to 100TB of data on the DXi V5000 using only 5 TB of disk capacity. This is assuming you see the full 20:1 deduplication of your data, so based on your data you might see less than the full 100TB. Like I said, I can’t pass up a good thing that is also free. So, I am going to download the DXi V5000 and install it in my home lab. I will also write a future blog on how to use the DXi V5000 with Veeam. Hope you take a look at the DXi V5000 and find it useful.
Veeam’s Friday Tech Bytes – Friday 21st January 5pm GMT
This Friday I’ll be delivering a talk alongside @Rick Vanover on a key data protection best practice that I don’t believe gets enough attention: Data Encryption.Join myself and Rick as we talk about the escalating stakes in the battle against malicious actors and some of their latest tactics to extort a ransom out of you, some of the steps you can take to better protect yourself, and some of the gotchas that you’ll be glad to know when you remediate this in your environments.You’ll be able to see this on LinkedIn here or if you prefer, on YouTube here.Hope to see you there!
Veeam does not send automated emails but email test configuration works
Hi everyone, i’ve been having this problem for a while now…Email notifications after backup completion are not being sent anymore to the specified email address, but when i test the credentials the email arrives successfully to my email account. I’m using the Veeam Agent 5.0 on a windows server 2012 r2. No veeam B&R is implied, just the agent making backups to a local disk.Additional informations:i recently changed the email server for the email account, before changing it everything was fine and the backup emails arrived, so at a first glance it seemed a problem with the email server; but i made a clean installation of veeam agent 5.0 on another server, using the same credentials, and the emails for the backup job are arriving regularly; so this excludes the fact that it may be a problem of the new email server(and also the fact that the email tests arrive without any problem).So i thought this may be a problem related to some veeam files regarding the old installation, so here’s
Fun Friday: What type of RAID do you use?
Happy Friday everyone, Interested to see people’s opinions on this subject. RAID for backup storage, most (I really hope all) organisations will use RAID for the storage underlying their backups. But, what type of RAID do you typically use, and why? Vote in the poll and then share any particulars below. For example, if you use RAID 60, but choose to have 4x stripes vs 2. I want to add, there are no right or wrong answers (even you RAID 0/ No RAID brave people!), but there’s always a reason behind the decision, were you after maximum density, improved write vs read, maximum durability, reduced durability due to multiple copies etc.
Would you like dark mode for community?
Hi all,would you like a setting for a dark mode on the community side?Dark mode means dark background of the site and bright writing. I have switched to dark mode in many applications in the last time, because it's much more relaxed for my eyes when using the PC and/or phone the whole workday.What do you think? Does this make sense for this community site? Seems that you cannot add a poll after creating a topic.So I will count the positive and negative reactions in the comments by hand and update here 😎11 pro dark mode 2 contra dark mode 2 undecided
Veeam Talks: Technical Support Advanced Log Diving
I am not sure how many of you are familiar with the Veeam Talks series; however, I came across this session that I am super excited about myself: Technical Support Advanced Log Diving!You can register right here: https://pages.beamery.eu/veeamsoftware/page/tcs_advancedlogPrevious video on VMware Integration Troubleshooting can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNBWoJYpU38
[LinkedIn LIVE] Community at Veeam Continues: Veeam Legends
Hi everyone,I and @Rick Vanover will be speaking at LinkedIn Live this Friday, December 18th, at 12 pm ET!We are going to cover Veeam Legends program, its benefits, how you can start your journey and become a #VeeamLegend. I have created event here at Community, but please make sure you register at LinkedIn event as well.Prepare your questions and join the conversation! See you soon! UPD: Adding recording of the session for those who missed!
#VMCE Pop quiz of the day: 2021-06-09
I’ll try and post a little pop quiz question each day, hope to hear from many of you. Did you know the answer? Did you look it up in the documentation? Did you try it in a lab? Please share some details along with your answer.Can the Veeam Explorer for Active Directory restore records in the Reverse Lookup Zones?
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