Someone the other day asked on Slack how people manage their home labs. I said I had a system and that I might write about it, or do a VMUG session on it as I quite like it. Then someone said they wanted me to do that, and then I realized today I had an … Continue reading Home Lab Information Management
So if you are following me along, you have vRA installed, it is configured and connected with vSphere and outstanding we have only - to do our first provision of a VM - which is a blueprint as well and test it out.. So that is what we are going to do here. Install and … Continue reading vRealize Automation – my first blueprint
Hi again, You may have seen my long article on install and configure of vRealize Automation. It was pretty interesting stuff. I am working through this so that I can - eventually - demo how well Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with vRA. But the last article finished with vRA installed, and functional, but now … Continue reading vRealize Automation – configuring vSphere endpoint
I have seen this happen with Veeam Replication, as well as Zerto. Microsoft patches are downloaded, and some of them need to install at boot so that is scheduled. I have seen when Zerto replicated the VM when the patches were not quite finished being configured to install at boot. That impacted the start of … Continue reading Patches outstanding can slow recovery
Background This article will help you get vRA installed, and configured. I am doing this so that I can work with the SovLabs plug-in that connects Veeam Backup & Replication to vRA - I will detail that in another article in the near future. Getting vRA working first is enough work! This article will help … Continue reading Installation and Configuration of vRealize Automation
Hi all, Most of you that use Log Insight will already know this, but I forgot, and several people I asked did not know. Including one support guy. So here we go. Whether you are working in central config for agents, or in the Interactive interface this is true. This means AND So for a … Continue reading Log Insight – AND vs OR
Hi all, I have been using Veeam Backup & Replication off and on for a long time. One of the things I have not used often, until lately, was the guest application consistency. I really like it, the way it can do a proper application consistent backup of SQL or Exchange and yet manage the … Continue reading Working with Veeam Application Consistency!
Hello all, I have a drive issue in my Nexenta storage array. And I want to increase the amount of storage - I originally did it with 5 1 TB drives, and I wanted to improve resiliency so I can handle a drive failing without an issue. When discussing this with a friend - Michael … Continue reading Increasing storage, and resiliency in my Nexenta Array!
I wanted to protect a laptop user who I pretend travels the world. Compared to past methods of using the Veeam Agents to protect it I found things a little more difficult so I am writing it up here for me to remember but also help you. I am doing this with Veeam Backup & … Continue reading Want to protect a roaming laptop user with Veeam?
Hi all, I mentioned, when talking with a customer, about how I had to update my Visio of my home lab with the changes I had done recently. There were groans and I asked why. The amount of work to update Visio diagrams. I said there was very little work as I had a tool … Continue reading Want a Visio of your lab? Veeam ONE can do it for you!