Veeam: Veeam magnets, visio shapes with magnets, ready to be used on whiteboards in the Real World

Greetings friends, a few days ago I finally finished a project that I had thought about months ago but I never had time to complete, it is about having the Visio forms of Veeam, or any other manufacturer, printed and magnetic so that we can use them in the increasingly common whiteboards, this can help us to:
  • Create better presentations for face-to-face customers
  • Create better presentations for our internal teams
  • Create presentations for yourself for a more complete view of a solution or design

Final result and feedback

The welcome on twitter has been more than good, observe the comments and number of RT and likes: https://twitter.com/jorgedlcruz/status/956337405740666880

Creation process

The process of creation is not very complicated, and it is also very economic, so any of you can do without spending a fortune, let's see the step by step.

Veeam: Veeam Availability for AWS, AWS workloads now protected thanks to the purchase of N2W Software (N2WS)

Greetings friends, probably you have heard the news that told us how Veeam had acquired N2WS, a company that is dedicated to the protection of environments in Cloud on Amazon Web Services.

Why did Veeam acquire N2WS?

N2WS is a leader in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data protection, providing a native cloud backup solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organizations to back up data and applications as often as needed and recover them in seconds. As Veeam customers seek to move more workloads into the cloud, especially towards AWS, protection and availability of their data is a primary concern for Veeam. Veeam's goal is to give its customers the confidence that Veeam ensures that their information is protected no matter where it resides, and this acquisition gives us the #1 solution we need for data and application protection at AWS.

Amazon Web Services at a glance

For those of you who are not up to date on Amazon Web Services, we have several elements in the Computing and Storage part. At the moment of storage of the Instances we have:
  • Block: Storage the block provided by Amazon EBS that is persistent and Amazon EC2 Instance that is ephemeral and is destroyed when the Instance is destroyed.
  • File: Amazon offers us Amazon EFS that we can connect to our instances and launch files there.
  • Object: The already known Amazon S3 for access to non-continuously used items and Glacier for very cheap storage that we access only for archiving.

Veeam: GitHub repository with quick downloads links for Veeam Agent for Linux

Greetings friends, I have already told you on my Spanish Blog many times the advantages of using the new, and free, Veeam Agent para Linux, I leave you some of the best entries about it: Downloading from the official Veeam website has two small drawbacks, many times we want to install the Veeam Agent para Linux quickly on our servers, but we have to go through the long and cumbersome process of downloading the Veeam website, and the second, that once we download several products we start receiving a lot of emails related to other products or resources such as webinars. That's why I've put together a GitHub project with quick links to all packages with the different versions of Veeam Agent para Linux:

SEE GITHUB PROJECT

This will be as simple as copying the download link and use the wget on the server where we want to install Veeam Agent for Linux. I hope this resource it's useful for you all.

Veeam: Integration of AWS Storage Gateway with Veeam – Backups and backup copy in Cloud

Greetings friends, the first strong post of September, today I bring you a very entertaining post about Veeam Backup and Replication on a Repository based on AWS Storage Gateway, and as it has stayed a little long I want to leave here the menu to move you faster:

AWS Storage Gateway - quick overview

AWS Storage Gateway allows us to consume certain Amazon Web Services resources locally through a virtual appliance that we deploy in our Infrastructure, so our VMs view the resources as if they were local, while the information is replicated in an encrypted and compressed way to the Amazon Cloud. AWS Storage Gateway allows us to create different resources:
  • File Share: Which is nothing more or less than an NFS where we can connect computers that will see a traditional network drive and store files there.
  • Volumes: Where we can consume by iSCSI, volumes that we can connect to Windows, Linux, etc., and that will be replicated later.
  • Tapes: Virtual tape drives with which we can launch backups with Veeam for example, as if a real tape was involved, and thus get a more durable storage such as tapes, but in Cloud.
We can store the information in three different types of Amazon storage:
  • Amazon S3, recommended for files or volumes that we use frequently.
  • Amazon Glacier, if what we are saving is not accessed frequently.
  • Amazon EBS Snapshots.
This is how our Veeam Backup and Replication Infrastructure with AWS Storage Gateway would look like.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part VIII (Monitoring Veeam using Veeam Enterprise Manager)

Hello everyone, in February of this year I wrote a script to monitor a Veeam Environment using the VeeamPSSnapIn, you can check it out on the Github page here. This post was a tremendous success, at even I had the chance to explain a bit more to the VeeamON participants, celebrated in New Orleans. But it has a minor shortcoming, it might run very slow and use some resources if the Veeam Environment is big. This new tutorial is based on the Veeam Enterprise Manager, and more particular we will use the RESTfulAPI, so it's important for now on that you have it installed and licensed.

Response times while running the Script:  VeeamPSSnapIn vs. Veeam Enterprise Manager RESTfulAPI

I think that one of the best ways to compare head to head both Scripts is to run some tests and note the execution time, on my Homelab environment I have: One VBR, 4 Repositories, 4 Backup Jobs, here you might find an image and a detailed responses: