VMware: Attend for free to the first North East VMUG of 2019 – Thursday 7th February

Greetings friends, 2019 it is here, and not only that, all the Community events start now to kicking off another season which will be much better than previous years in terms of content and of course new products and integrations. The best option to be on top of all the information out there, presented and delivered by great speakers whom are subject matter experts is to attend to your local VMUG, yo can find your local VMUG and when it will be at https://community.vmug.com/home

North East VMUG Thursday 7th February 2019

I was lucky enough to be selected as an speaker for the upcoming North East VMUG, which will take place on Thursday 7th February, among an impressive list of speakers, if you are around the area I will encourage you to attend, learn something new this day, and have the chance to speak with great professionals, not just the speakers but of course the rest of the attendees, which it is really the best of this VMUG the chance that we have to meet new peers, share some designs around our Datacenter, gather feedback and opinions and learn something new. Keep reading to know more about all the sessions, speakers and location for the North East VMUG happening on 7th February 2019

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIV – Veeam Availability Console

Greetings friends, I have already mentioned all the advantages that a monitoring and dashboarding system has. In fact, you can find all the entries about InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana here. Today I bring you a new entry focused on Service Providers of Veeam using Veeam Cloud Connect, in this case it’s a Dashboard that will increase the visibility that Veeam Service Providers has thanks to the Veeam Availability Console. Veeam Availability Console it is free for any Veeam Service Provider, and among the tons of features that it has, it does include as well a RESTfulAPI which we will leverage for this Grafana Dashboard Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Availability Suite - SP Overview Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Availability Suite - Tenant Overview The project it is on a very early state, v0.1 you can call it, so your feedback it will be important and very valued.

VMware: How to configure VCSA 6.7 HA in vSphere Client HTML5, the New High Availability of vCenter Server Appliance

Greetings friends, I told you exactly a year ago about the new HA that VMware had included in vSphere 6.5 for vCenter, you can browse the article here if you continue in vSphere 6.5. Today I bring you the updated article for vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and later, since now everything is done from the HTML 5 Client, aka vSphere Client.

What is vCenter HA, and why is it important?

The HA for our vCenter Appliance was announced a year ago. This new HA allows us to add extra protection to our most critical element in any VMware Infrastructure, the vCenter. For years we have had to use HA on SQL Server, and manage to give a HA to services on Windows, but it has never been fully supported by VMware, and they have always recommended using its basic HA function, which is nothing more than lifting the VM on another Host. But since VMware vSphere 6.5, VMware already brings native HA for vCenter, only for the Linux appliance, not supported for Windows since this implementation is already in End-of-Life, besides configuring it is a job that will take just a few minutes, and suitable for any level of Admin VMware.

Veeam: Free Veeam licenses for our virtualization Home Labs

Veeam reminds us that it offers free licenses for our virtualization home labs, which gives us the opportunity to test all the power of Veeam products in our environments. Not only this, but it also comes in handy to have Backups of our demo environment.

Veeam Agent for Windows NEW

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is an agent that is easily installed in any modern version of Microsoft Operating Systems, and that allows us to protect physical environments such as workstations or laptops, or Windows servers with Active Directory or complex applications that require to be physical, also allows us to protect Microsoft Windows environments in the Public Cloud.

Not-For-Resale Licenses (NFR) for Veeam Agent for Windows.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIII – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Greetings friends, I have told you on numerous occasions all the advantages that a monitoring and dashboarding system has. In fact, you can find all the entries about InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana here. Today I bring you a new entry, in this case it's a Dashboard that will come to you in luxury for your Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2.0. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is in charge of protecting our elements in Office 365, be it all the mailboxes we have in Exchange Online, or SharePoint Online and even OneDrive for Business, I also leave you the entire category about this product (remember that there is a Community Edition with up to 10 free users, without paying anything). Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam: Draw.io is updated to include all new Veeam Availability Suite icons, and it’s free!

Greetings friends, some time ago I told you all the advantages that the tool Draw.io has, including being able to access from any browser, but also including a desktop version that is the one I use every day. Today I bring you a step further, as the tool comes with many standard packages with forms, but Veeam, which has updated its icon package for Microsoft Visio not long ago, has also updated Draw.io, offering all the experience of the sub-categories with all the new icons, let's see them.

Veeam Data Center

Category with the most common elements when we draw Datacenter where hypervisors and the Veeam suite are included:

VMworld: How to Download all VMworld 2018 Europe Breakout sessions in.mp4 format

Greetings friends, VMworld 2018 in its version of Europe has already finished, and although I still write about the announcements and news announced or presented, today I bring you how to download all Breakout sessions of this VMworld 2018 Europe as I told you how to do it for the sessions of VMworld 2018 US.

GitHub project with all sessions

As every year, William Lam leaves us the GitHub repository with the necessary links to be able to undertake our objective. However, this year is different, because he added the links to the stream and to the .mp4 as well. One of the things I enjoy the most during the year is to be able to use the sessions when I go by subway, or if I have to fly somewhere, so I leave you the GitHub repository I have created and William's backup (since if you use William's you don't download the session names), with the sessions and their links to the.mp4 directly:

OPTION 1 - Using Firefox quantum and Download Star to download all sessions

If we use Firefox Quantum, we can use the extension called Download Star, which you can find here: We'll go to the GitHub project, click on the extension and select the following - Video - and click on the link icon at the bottom left, the videos to download will appear in green:

Veeam: Recording of the webinar “The Top 10 Best Practices for vSphere Backup”

Greetings friends, I was lucky enough to present the Webinar for Veeam called top 10 best practices for VMware vSphere Backup. In this nearly one-hour webinar, we'll see ten tips, each important, on best practices for getting the best results when backing up VMware vSphere with Veeam Backup & Replication.

Webinar Description

Virtualization is becoming more and more important. This is why all of us need to deal with professional data protection. In this webinar for IT professionals, you will learn everything about backup and the top 10 best practices for your vSphere environment, according to Veeam. In this webinar, we will answer these questions:
  • Which backup mode best fits my infrastructure?
  • What are the options for restoring my data?
  • What are the benefits of Veeam Storage Snapshot integration?
  • How do I perform a professional vSAN Backup with Veeam?
  • And more!
I leave you here the recording, I hope you like it: Download slides

Related Links

Some good links which you can find insde the slides as well are: Thank you so much, if you have any questions about the Webinar, or about the Best Practices for vSphere, please feel free to drop me an email.

Veeam: Veeam Enterprise Manager – Veeam’s Swiss Army Knife to perform all kind of data restore, from a convenient web interface

Greetings friends, as many of you know Veeam includes for free Veeam Enterprise Manager in the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus editions. Veeam Enterprise Manager is a web portal that administrators, or delegated users, can access to perform different recovery operations, or for example create DataLabs requests as well. I decided to create this Blog to cover all the operations we can do from Enterprise Manager, since it has so many that it really looks like a Swiss Army Knife, let's go!

Administration, management and execution of the Works of Veeam

Once we connect to our Veeam Enterprise Manager, we can see the option called JOBS, from here we can perform several operations, let's see them all.

Start, stop, retry and advanced options of Veeam jobs.

From here we will be able to launch the works of Copy, or Replica, or SureBackup, etc. Also stop them and retry them:

Veeam: Slack notifications for each execution of Failover Plans, includes VMs and work summary

Greetings friends, I haven't written much about Veeam Availability Orchestrator yet, and that's going to change soon, today I start with an advanced entry and later we'll come back with the basics. One of the amazing things Veeam Availability Orchestrator allows us is to include additional steps in our Disaster Recovery plan. Talking to a customer I said to him if he would like to receive Slack notifications when a job is running, and have a brief summary in Slack too once the job finishes, of course he loved the idea, today we'll see the steps necessary to get it up and running.

How to activate an Incoming WebHook in Slack to send simple notifications

Depending on the amount of WebHooks you have available in your Slack channels, this will work or give you an error, simply go to this link: