Greetings friends, I announced a few days ago that Veeam has announced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.0, and with this new version many improvements, some already told you in the previous post, and others are somewhat more hidden between the RESTfulAPI and PowerShell. Today I come to talk about a Powershell cmdlet called Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize that will allow us to know information about the organization or organizations we want to protect, without having to go to the Admin Center and review one by one the elements, as I told you in this other post.
Greetings everyone, if you have followed this blog for quite some time, I am sure you have stopped by the blog entry about How to Monitor a vSphere Environment using Grafana, InfluxDB and telegraf. That blog post has tons of comments, and feedback from all of you around the Globe, which is great. Lately I've started receiving some comments about a common error that some of you have seen once deployed the solution, the error should say something like this:
Task Name: Remote View Manager, Status: The request refers to an unexpected or unknown typeAnd it will look this on the vSphere Client, thanks to Stuart Kennedy for the screenshot: This is due to an old telegraf version you might be using, and the solution it is quite simple, upgrade to the latest telegraf version.
Greetings friends, I have told you on numerous occasions how to deploy Nutanix Community Edition on different platforms such as VMware Fusion, using ISO, using PowerShell to create a cluster of three nodes, and so on. Today I bring you something much simpler, it only takes 5 minutes to have a Single-Cluster since I have altruistically created an OVF image ready for you to try Community Edition today.
System requirements to deploy Nutanix Community Edition 5.10 in OVF formatI want to emphasize that this image is based on the latest version of Nutanix Community Edition 5.10, which was announced a few days ago, and that this OVF is intended only to be deployed nested on vSphere or ESXi, we go with the requirements, the image is consuming the following, but you can edit CPU and RAM:
- Intel CPU, 4 cores minimum, with VT-x support enabled. The image has 8 Cores, 2 processors of 4.
- Memory 16GB minimum. The image has 24GB
- Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server to install Hypervisor Acropolis, ≥ 16GB
- Hot Tier (SSD) One SSD for each minimum Server, ≥ 200GB per server. We'd better deploy it over SSD.
- Cold Tier (HDD) One SSD for each server minimum, ≥ 500GB per server.
Greetings friends, a few weeks back I had the pleasure to co-present a Whiteboarding live-session with Alex Fraser (Senior Systems Engineer UKI). The session which you can watch for free, and without any registration, if you do a little scrolling covers a few of the new announcements with Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4, not just we present it by a diagram and with a brief explanation, but also we jump into de Console to show how actually does it works. The topics covered are:
- Cloud Tier: Provide unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost effectiveobject storage integrations.
- Staged & Secure Restore: Remain compliant by streamlining GDPR right to be forgotten requests and reduce security risks by automatcially scanning and verifying backups after malicious attacks.
- Cloud Mobility: Provides easy portability and recovery of ANY on-premises or cloud-based workloads to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack.
Greetings friends, Veeam has announced its new Update 4 for the already long-lived version 9.5 of Veeam Backup and Replication. The previous update was released in July and included support for vSphere 6.7 among many other things, but it is true that a lot of time has passed since then and that there were certain features that we were waiting for in this new Update 4. Recording of the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 u4 live from Orlando I leave you the moments to jump directly into the action (thanks to Anthony Spiteri):
- 3:57 - Ratmir Timashev Intro
- 11:20 - Danny Allan and Anton Gostev Intro
- 20:30 - Anthony Spiteri Cloud Tier Demo
- 38:06 - Michal Cade Staged and Secure Restore Demo
- 47:35 - Rick Vanover Veeam ONE Demo
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 2019I 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
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.
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 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 NEWVeeam 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.
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