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:

Veeam: How-to Deploy, and Configure MinIO with Erasure Coding Enabled, Immutability, and Let’s Encrypt

Greetings friends, just a few days ago Veeam officially announced the support for MinIO Immutability on its HCL. This is wonderful news for us to test this functionality in our labs, or in case we are using Linux storage with MinIO for production.In this blog entry, we're going to jump into the pool and see: how to install and configure MinIO with Erasure Coding Enabled, Immutability, Let's Encrypt, and finally, we'll see how to configure it in Veeam. As it has gone out of my hands, I leave you with a menu to move faster:
  1. MinIO System Requirements
    1. What is MinIO Erasure Coding?
    2. Why use MinIO Erasure Coding?
    3. Disk Configuration to use MinIO Erasure Coding
  2. How-to Deploy, and Configure MinIO, including object Immutability, and Let’s Encrypt
    1. How-to configure  Let's Encrypt for MinIO
    2. Run MinIO with Erasure Coding
    3. Creating a new Bucket in MinIO with the Immutability attribute
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication Configuration with Immutable Storage
    1. Backup Repository Creation – Object Storage
    2. Scale-out Backup Repository Creation – with MinIO Immutable as Capacity Tier
    3. Backup Copy Job creation, pointing to this new SOBR with Immutability
    4. Trying to delete Backups from an Object Storage with Immutability Enabled

MinIO System Requirements

In this guide, we are not going to try to deploy MinIO in production, as it usually requires about 96GB of RAM, certain cores, etc. In my case I am deploying everything in 4vCPU and 16GB of RAM since I will have only one VBR sending backups, so nothing serious.One of the most important things to be able to run Immutability in MinIO, and that it is supported by Veeam, is that we need the MinIO RELEASE.2020-07-12T19-14-17Z version or higher, and also we need the MinIO server to be running with Erasure Coding.

Nutanix: Deploy, install and configure Veeam Availability for Nutanix v2.0, the indispensable backup for Acropolis environments

Greetings friends, today I bring you a very interesting post, it's about everything you need to know about Veeam Availability for Nutanix v2.0, from its deployment to its installation and configuration.Veeam Availability for Nutanix v2.0 was released just a few days ago, and that's why we're going to see the whole process.It includes video and theory, let's go! As this post is a bit long, I leave you the menu in HTML as usual:

Veeam Availability for Nutanix - What is it and why do we need it in Acropolis environments?

Many years ago, back in 2015, I told you that Nutanix was launching its own Hypervisor, distancing itself from VMware or Hyper-V and including its own hypervisor to have better control of the hardware that Nutanix provides.It is true that Nutanix allows replication of VMs between different clusters, and of course, the Acropolis itself and the Nutanix topology offers high availability for all VMs.

Veeam: How to design and implement a policy-based SLA backup system – Part V – Monitoring the Veeam Backup & Replication environment with Veeam ONE

Greetings friends, we are approaching the last entries of this interesting series on how to protect the VMs using SLA policies, we have seen previously from the beginning of how to raise this protection system and to begin to create them in vSphere, how to create the policies in Veeam Backup & Replication, to assign the vSphere tags to the VMs that we want to protect and a very useful basic report for the administrators of each application.Today we are going to see in detail, how the Backup Infrastructure Administrators don't get their fingers caught in the resources, and how to create reports that help them understand which environment is busiest.

Veeam ONE Heatmap - A quick look at how busy our environment is

One of the best bird's eye views we have is the one called HEATMAP, which can be found in Veeam ONE Reports, in the Dashboards section. With a simple glance we can see that it is in amber or red, besides being able to see it by each component of the Infrastructure:

Veeam: How to Design and Implement a Backup System Based on SLA Policies – Part IV – Quick Overview and Reporting of Backup Policies

Greetings friends, we arrive at the fourth installment of this interesting series that you are enjoying very much. We have already seen in previous posts all that is needed to deploy backups using SLA policies, and it is now time to generate different reports and different views so that the different owners and managers of each application can know if their VMs are protected.

Using the Veeam Enterprise Manager Plugin with VMware vSphere Client (HTML5)

More than a year ago I wrote about how you could install the Veeam Enterprise Manager plugin on our VCSA to display information on the vSphere Web Client, and on the new vSphere Client (HTML5).Starting from the fact that we have already followed these simple steps, or if we were absent-minded, here is a screenshot where it is shown in a quick way:

Veeam: How to Design and Deploy a Backup System Based on SLA Policies – Part III – Assigning vSphere Tags to Application Groups

Greetings friends, we come to the third entry on this interesting topic on how to protect a vSphere environment using Veeam Backup & Replication with SLA policies, we have seen in previous entries, how to design and create SLA policies in vSphere, and how to create the entire Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, today we will see how the owners or managers of each department can assign the policies to their workloads.

Create or Edit Roles in VMware vSphere

The first thing we will have to do is to grant the role of vSphere Tagging to the role that the different users or responsible of the workloads are using, for example, I have a very limited role, that only allows to do some operations in the VMs, and to this role, I have added the following permission:

Veeam: How to Design and Implement a Policy-Based Backup System – Part II – Creating the Policies in Veeam Backup & Replication

Greetings friends, I already told you in the previous post about how to deploy a backup system using SLA policies, and in that first post, the first steps were mentioned, especially creating the SLA architecture and policies in VMware as vSphere Tags.In this second entry, we're going to see how to create the Veeam architecture we mentioned in the first post, something similar to the following:

Veeam: How to Design and Implement a Backup System Based on SLA Policies – Part I – Design, Architecture, and Tagging in vSphere

Greetings friends, for a long time I have found in more and more places the need of IT Departments to offer the backup as a service internally to the rest of the departments.This means that the IT and Backup managers create the entire infrastructure and backup possibilities, and it is the different managers of each application or group of applications who are responsible.

Create an SLA policy plan according to our business

The first thing we will have to do is sit down and create these SLA plans, according to the needs and obligations of our company. For example, let's imagine that we have three different levels of protection for our environment.

Veeam: Whiteboard Veeam Live Recording Backup strategies: Pros and cons

Greetings friends, a few weeks back I had the pleasure to co-present another 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 how having a data backup and recovery plan is important to the overall success of your business. And what you need is to choose the strategy, that allows you to consider features of your infrastructure, meet RTO and RPO requirements, allows you to reduce operational costs during backup.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIX (Monitoring Veeam with Enterprise Manager) Shell Script

Greetings friends, I bring you a new entry about Grafana and Veeam, which I'm sure you'll like and put in your labs. Back in 2017 I told you how they monitor Veeam using the PowerShell CMDlets and also how to do it using PowerShell and Enterprise Manager RESTful API. These entries have had tens of thousands of hits, but they were more of a proof of concept as they were missing a lot of detail.Today, I am pleased to bring you a complete and finished Dashboard to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication, without limit of servers, jobs, VMs or Repos, thanks to Veeam Enterprise Manager and its RESTful API (only in Enterprise Plus)

Veeam Enterprise Manager Dashboard

When you finish the entry you will have something similar to that Dashboard that will allow you to visualize: