I need to say first that in vSphere 7 you cannot do image backups of the VCSA. This means tools like Veeam or Commvault cannot be used. I suspect if you try to restore it will not work! But this is not so bad as the built-in backup tool for the VCSA has been improved … Continue reading Backing Up VCSA in vSphere 7
Hello all, I hope everyone had a good week and is safe and healthy! Things good here. They are going to start loosing things up in Canada and I am a little nervous about that. I think it is too soon. I did a couple of BCDR themed articles recently - one article on ideas … Continue reading Newsletter: May 9, 2020
Hello all, In my BCDR world I talk to people often about practice hard and realistic and do sandtable BCDR exercises. But sometimes I have to explain why and what I mean. So I thought I should put it on my blog in case it helps people. Practice Hard and Realistic I often tell people … Continue reading Practice Hard and BCDR sandtable exercises
This article is not a prescriptive type thing, but rather something you should talk about during your BCDR sand-table talk through before you have an outage. Your apps are now running at the DR site. How do you end users access them? There are a number of possibilities, and even combinations of things. If your … Continue reading Your Apps failed over – now what?
Hello all, I hope everyone had a good week? It was good here, and some nice weather too so we had some very nice walks (and yes, kept our distance from everyone we saw). I don't have any articles of my own to share this week, although I am working on one that is quite … Continue reading Newsletter: May 2, 2020
Hello all, I hope everyone is well? I hope the isolation has kept everyone healthy. Things good here. A week in the lab on training video, and SE technical deck has been a lot more work than expected. There is a lot of bad info on Covid-19 out there, and I am amazed at how … Continue reading Newsletter: April 25, 2020
I wanted this article to be about installing 8.1 but I don't have that from vExpert or anywhere else yet. So 8.01 it is, and I will update as necessary for 8.1 when I have it. vRealize Operations is a monitoring and troubleshooting tool. What really enhances it's power is when you use Management Packs … Continue reading Installing vRealize Operations v8.01
Hello all, Another week at home, but also a very busy one. A lot of work playing in the lab and writing. I hope everyone was able to stay isolated and safe this week. I have a lot to share this week - big surprise right!? But lets get started. Have a great week, and … Continue reading Newsletter: April 18, 2020
Hello all, I hope everyone is well - and not sick? Isolation here is working pretty good. A little odd for a guy that is used to traveling really a lot. But I know it is for a good reason so we make it work. New Zealand is making strict isolation work pretty good too … Continue reading Newsletter: April 11, 2020
I started working with vSphere 7 when it was RC and it was pretty cool. So I was excited to get it into my lab for real use. Even though I do not yet have a vCenter license from vExpert yet. Here is my upgrade story - it is not the best one I have … Continue reading My vSphere 7.0 Upgrade story – step by step!