Veeam: How to Secure your Veeam Backup for AWS v2 instance with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

Greetings friends, a few days ago I was showing you everything we need to know about Veeam Backup for AWS v2, in case you haven't been paying attention, I'm posting the blog here (in Spanish): Today I bring you one more step on how to correctly secure our instance of Veeam Backup for AWS v2.To do this we will rely on Let's Encrypt, the famous open-source project that allows us to generate free SSL certificates.NOTE: This process is not officially supported by Veeam, and any consequence of following the steps incorrectly, or any incidence derived from these steps will leave us without support. We will have to deploy the appliance again, keep that in mind!

Veeam: How to connect our Veeam Backup & Replication to Veeam Backup for Azure

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous posts that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads in Microsoft Azure without the need of agents. Also, and as we all like it, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. In addition, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, and its subsequent configuration as well, today we are going to see how to configure Veeam Backup & Replication to access the backups created by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure and stored in Azure Blob.If we look at the following diagram, we would be talking about points 5, 6, and 7:

Veeam: An in-depth look at the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure- Creating Backup and Restore Policies

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous entry that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads in Microsoft Azure without the need of agents. Also, and as we all like it, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Besides, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, today we are going to see how to configure and create policies in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.

Veeam: How to Deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure – step by step

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous entry that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads in Microsoft Azure without the need of agents. Also, and as we all like it, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Let's see the step by step to deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.

Deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition

Before deploying Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Free Edition we will need to have several instances of Azure VM running, security groups created, VPC, etc. I guess we are interested in this solution and I consider all this done.We will go to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and if we search "veeam" we will find the product, we will click on Create to continue:

Veeam: Veeam announces Veeam Backup for Azure Free Edition

Greetings friends Veeam has announced its free version for the protection of workloads in Azure, Veeam Backup for Azure, now available in the Azure Marketplace.

What is Veeam Backup for Azure Free Edition?

Veeam Backup for Azure Free Edition is a native Azure VM workload protection solution. This means that Veeam snapshots the volumes of each instance and allows us to later launch a copy to a Blob Storage repository, for much longer retention.Veeam Backup for Azure Free Edition provides unlimited restores of any Veeam Backup for Azure, and allows backups of up to 10 Azure VMs. Veeam Backup for Azure provides secure, cost-effective, native cloud-based backup and recovery of Azure VM instances. Easily recover any data loss scenario in the cloud, whether due to disruption, accidental deletion, malware, and more, in minutes.

Veeam: How to Secure your Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure instance with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

Greetings friends, a few weeks ago I was showing you everything we need to know about Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, in case you haven't been paying attention, I'm posting the blog series here (in Spanish): This whole series is very complete and I hope you like it. Today I bring you one more step on how to correctly secure our instance of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.To do this we will rely on Let's Encrypt, the famous open-source project that allows us to generate free SSL certificates.NOTE: This process is not officially supported by Veeam, and any consequence of following the steps incorrectly, or any incidence derived from these steps will leave us without support. We will have to deploy the appliance again, keep that in mind!

OBS: How to get professional, and informative-looking video calls

Greetings friends, we have been working from home for several months now, as much as possible, and video calls have become very popular, in fact, the preferred way for social interaction, with clients, etc.Although it is known that backgrounds are now very fashionable, and everyone is free to use them, I see more professional some backgrounds that look like offices, or even the blurring of the background more than enough if we are in our bedroom, it always depends on who we talk to and everything.Today I bring you some steps to get something similar to the following, which is just adding some titles on the image of your camera:In order to do that we're going to need:
  • A webcam, I use a Canon Alpha 6000 with an Elgato
  • Game Capture HD60.
  • A Windows PC, Linux, or Mac, works in all.
  • OBS Studio
  • NDI Plugin for OBS
  • NDI Tools

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana – Part XXV (Monitoring Power Consumption)

Greetings friends, for some time now I have been thinking and thinking about how I could monitor all the electricity consumption in my house, I have found many different ways, and in the end, I have opted for the cheapest and simplest.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:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XXIV (Monitoring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure)

Greetings friends, I bring you a new entry about Grafana and Veeam, which I'm sure you'll like and put in your labs. Veeam has recently announced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Along the ton of functionalities that the product includes, one is a public RESTFul API, and I thought it could be a good idea to create a Dashboard for this solution.Today, I am pleased to bring you a complete and finished Dashboard to monitor Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, without limit of VMs, jobs, or Repos.You will see that there is a Map inside the Dashboard, and that's because I consider quite important to be able to look globally and see what regions have unprotected VMs.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Dashboard

When you finish the entry you will have something similar to that Dashboard that will allow you to visualize, click on each link to see it live:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana – Part XXIII (Monitoring WordPress with Jetpack RESTful API)

Greetings friends, since 2016 I have been showing you how to get the Perfect Dashboard using Grafana, InfluxDB, and Telegraf, we have come a long way together, and we have seen how to monitor a myriad of critical components, such as SSLweb page responses, VMware vSphere, Veeam, and much more.The other day I was telling you how to extract the metrics from Cloudflare, that there we can have a professional website, blog, etc. But it is true that many times we do not have something so sophisticated, and we have a blog in Wordpress with Jetpack installed.So today, we'll see how to extract information (no limits or restrictions) from the Wordpress.com Jetpack API.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: