Hi all, Very happy to be writing this. It means the week is over and it was a tough week. I am not sure when I will finish this. I have - shortly - a full day of hiking, and Sunday I head to our dev center in St-Petersberg in Russia - which I am … Continue reading Newsletter: July 23, 2016
I have decided to grow my lab a bit. I think it will help for my work, and let me do more on my own. So I increased memory on each of my Dell hosts to 40 GB, as that was cheap and easy and of course it was the resource I needed most and … Continue reading Setting up my NUC vSphere host
Hi all, I hope everyone had a good week? Enjoying the weekend? I had a good week, and we will see how the weekend goes. I had a very interesting webex with DataGravity. Thier product is a little different now, and it is pretty darn cool. Once I have GA running in my lab I … Continue reading Newsletter: July 16, 2016
Update - 6/2/17 - so yesterday the Veeam CP was available both in the Marketplace, but also in the Solution Exchange. 5/4/17 - while all this info is good, and still works, Veeam is officially releasing - soon - a content pack. So in the Marketplace and that is a good thing. So that means … Continue reading Veeam Log Insight Content Pack
Hi all, If you saw Luca's post on doing PowerShell remotely (which is pretty darn cool) and you were new to PowerShell like me you may have had an issue. The issue above is from my desktop where I have the Veeam console installed and I was trying to do the remote Veeam PowerShell stuff … Continue reading Using PowerShell with Veeam – remotely!
Hello everyone, I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend? Friday was the start of the Calgary Stampede and that is always quite exciting. For two weeks, there is rodeos, carnival, parties, and entertainment everywhere. Nearly everyone wears jeans and really a lot of buildings / bars / restaurants will dress themselves up for the … Continue reading Newsletter: July 9, 2016
This all started with a discussion with a person in Dinosaur Provincial Park. A great place to explore and in fact meet fellow IT people. When you protect your Active Directory domain controllers with Veeam it provides some very interesting opportunities. As you might guess you can recover your DC's without issue but that is … Continue reading Restoring Active Directory Objects
Hello all, I do not have custom certs in my lab, but rather am using the ones that VMware has in the vCSA. So that means I get an opportunity to do an extra click when access the vSphere Web Client. You can easily fix this by using the info in this VMware KB article. … Continue reading Avoid extra clicks accessing vCenter!
I have been using hMailServer as my lab mail server for a while. It has worked pretty good but I have been using it as an internal only mail server. A reader (Alex) was curious about making it work for inbound and outbound email so not just a lab server. This will show you how … Continue reading Enabling External Mail in hMailServer
Hi all, First thing is Happy Canada Day to everyone. Not quite a birthday but when Canada become more Canada (or Dominion of Canada in those days). As well, on the subject of birthdays, Thursday was the 10th birthday for Veeam which is pretty cool - and they were added to the Gartners Leaders Magic … Continue reading Newsletter: July 1, 2016