VMware: How to extract Temperature information from ESXi for ARM, send it to InfluxDB, and display it with Grafana

Greetings friends, I told you a few weeks ago what VMware had just launched, and that it was going to revolutionize the world of virtualization and make it, even more, accessible in many new use cases with the new ESXi for ARM.Well, one of the things that worried me the most, I think I mentioned it in the video, was being able to control the temperature of the Raspberry Pi with ESXi for ARM, as ESXi usually gets all this data from the IPMI, iDRAC, iLO, etc.But luckily we have a hero (Tom Hebel) who works in VMware and who has compiled a native driver to extract this information, besides being able to interact with many more things.

Diagram of how this solution works

It's fine, I think, just creating a .json that telegraf then parses and writes to InfluxDB, but if I find a better way to do it, everything will get better, here the diagram:

Veeam: How to create additional administrators to access the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Console

Greetings friends, I have told you many times all the advantages that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has, also remember that it allows you to protect 10 users, with 1TB of SharePoint, free and forever, I leave you some of the previous entries: Today we will see a topic that many people ask me, how can we create additional administrators that have access to the console.

Diagram of Administrators accessing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Server

This is what an environment of several administrators accessing their local Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Server consoles would look like:

Nutanix: Deploying Single-Node Nutanix Community Edition 5.18 on VMware vSphere 7 in Nested Mode – ISO Format and with AHV

Greetings friends, some time ago I showed you how to install Nutanix Community Edition using the ISO, but it is true that it gave some problems, you could not turn on VMs, and in the end, deploy it on VMware in a nested way, gave us many problems.A few days ago, Nutanix surprised us with a new version, that if it works without any problem, in a very elegant and fast way, and with a surprise that I would like to try later. When you finish, you will be able to visualize a PRISM like this:

Supermicro: Analysis of the best Home Lab Server 2020 – Supermicro M11SDV-8C+-LN4F

Greetings friends, I told you in 2016 how I found the best homelab, so far, with the fantastic Supermicro Superserver 5028D-TN4T, I made a very complete review with an official discount by Serverfactory: The truth is that this equipment is still working giving me the best performance I've had in years, so even if you wanted to, now it would still be a really good buy.But as the 4 years have passed, it is time to pass the baton, I bought some time ago a Supermicro Superserver E-300-9D-8CN8TP, which certainly has a lot of power and is a piece of good equipment to replace the 5028D, but the E-300-9D has several very negative points:
  • The noise is immense, it has three fans that are set at 7000rpm practically during all use, making it unusable if you have it near your desk.
  • Being a small format, Supermicro people put a fanless heatsink, which is impossible to lower the temperature without having the fans at 7000rpm which can destroy a marriage, and surely your health if you have it close 24x7.
  • Being small format, you can put up to 3 m.2 (one on board and two by PCI-e) and if you hurry a lot of space two SSD in the housing, which is located above the RAM and CPU, imagine how long it will last the SSD withstanding temperatures of 80C.
On the other hand, very positive points:
  • If you have this computer in a rack away from people and well ventilated, supports up to 512GB of RAM.
  • The equipment occupies very little, and if you buy the accessory can be racked without problem in your rack of confidence.
  • Includes 2x10GbE Ethernet, and 2x10GbE SFP, plus another 4x1GbE
  • A very powerful, state-of-the-art processor that can handle any load

HPE: How to configure HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Copy in Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Greetings friends, we have finished the series of Veeam and HPE StoreOnce, or maybe not? Reviewing the Veeam v10 documentation, I have seen that Veeam now supports Catalyst Copy, which is nothing more or less than replicating backups from one StoreOnce to another using all the advantages of HPE StoreOnce Catalyst. Without having to reinflate and deduplicate again, etc. I have decided to split this series into several blogs, to make it more comfortable for you to consume, please click on the article that suits you best:

A quick look at HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Copy with Veeam Backup & Replication

I leave you with this detailed diagram in which we can see the data flow. We have our VMware Infrastructure, Hyper-V or Nutanix, then we have Veeam and proxies, which can be physical or virtual, launching backups to a StoreOnce HPE, or several, local.The normal thing once we have this, is to launch a second copy to another HPE StoreOnce in another location or Datacenter, to comply with the 3-2-1 rule:

HPE: How to configure Veeam Backup & Replication with HPE StoreOnce and Catalyst Store

Greetings friends, we arrive at the last entry about HPE StoreOnce for now, today we will talk about how to present a Catalyst Store in Veeam Backup & Replication. Remember that we have been talking about the great HPE StoreOnce, the appliance par excellence of HPE that allows us to achieve unthinkable ratios of deduplication, in addition to giving us extra security as immutability for our stores, replication, etc. I have decided to divide this series into several blogs, to make it more comfortable for you to consume, please click on the article that suits you best:

How to configure a StoreOnce Catalyst Store HPE as a Veeam Backup & Replication Repository

If we have followed the steps of previous blogs, we already have our HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Store created and ready to be consumed, in the Veeam console, we will go to Backup Infrastructure:

HPE: How to configure HPE StoreOnce VSA G4 to create a Catalyst Store

Greetings friends, we continue with this interesting series very about one of the best veterans in the art of storing backups for years, without giving any problem. I'm talking about the great HPE StoreOnce, the HPE appliance par excellence that allows us to achieve unthinkable ratios of deduplication, in addition to giving us extra security as immutability for our stores, replication, etc.I have decided to divide this series into several blogs, to make it more comfortable for you to consume, please click on the article that suits you best: We have seen in the previous entries what is HPE StoreOnce, and how to download and deploy the VSA G4, today we will see a quick look at the interface of HPE StoreOnce and how to create a Catalyst Store.

A very quick look at the GUI of HPE StoreOnce VSA G4, and how to activate the free 1TB license

Let's start by getting our free 1TB license, for life, which will allow us to store quite a lot of backups, since it is 1TB once it is deduplicated, and if you give us a 20:1 ratio as promised, this would be 20TB 🙂We logged into our HPE StoreOnce to get our Serial Number:

HPE: Deploying HPE StoreOnce VSA G4 in VMware vSphere 7

Greetings friends, we continue with this very interesting series about a veteran player in this to store backups for years, without giving any problem. I am talking about the great HPE StoreOnce, the HPE appliance par excellence that allows us to achieve unthinkable deduplication ratios, as well as giving us extra security such as immutability for our stores, replication, etc.I have decided to divide this series into several blogs, to make it more comfortable for you to consume, please click on the article that suits you best: Without further ado, let's go to the second article, today we will see how to launch the image we downloaded in the first article and its initial configuration.

HPE: What is HPE StoreOnce? And how to download HPE StoreOnce VSA G4 in VMware vSphere 7

Greetings friends, we begin a very interesting series about a player who has been a veteran of storing backups for years, without giving any problems. I am talking about the great HPE StoreOnce, the HPE appliance par excellence that allows us to achieve unthinkable deduplication ratios, as well as giving us extra security such as immutability for our stores, replication, etc.I have decided to divide this series into several blogs, to make it more comfortable for you to consume, please click on the article that suits you best: Without further ado, and as this is the first article, we are going to learn more about this technology, some history, indicative prices, etc.

What is HPE StoreOnce?

Does data growth leave you struggling with complex, distributed, and expensive data protection? Do you have data that is not being protected because backup windows are not long enough or backup jobs are failing? Do you want to use local, or cloud-based storage to take advantage of hybrid data protection? Are you concerned about the threat of ransomware?If we've answered all or any of the questions positively, then we'll most likely need HPE StoreOnce. Specially designed for disk-based, deduplication, cloud-integrated backup systems that provide automated backup, data recovery, and data retention for hybrid IT.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XXVIII (Monitoring HPE StoreOnce)

Greetings friends, a new week is a week with a new dashboard, this is so, I would like to be able to offer you many more use cases, with many other technologies, but time is very limited and I only have some nights to prepare this.Today we are going to see a very interesting topic, I was talking about HPE StoreOnce in previous posts, so as you can imagine, today this Dashboard is about this technology, from which we will extract information using the RESTful API that it brings with it.Once you have finished this tutorial, you will have something similar to this, it is better to give it several days or weeks to see the full potential:In awesome light-mode:In the always Matrix-look dark-mode: