Hello there, If you are using Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) you may have noticed that we limit a VM group to start 10 VMs simultaneously. If your plan has two VM groups that means the first group starts 10 VMs at a time until there are not more to start, than the next VM group … Continue reading Improving failover speed in VAO
Hello all, I mention this stuff a lot and people are always surprised. So I thought I would share this here so that more of you can see this. A software package that helps you with test plans, and do failovers is a DR orchestration tool that can use replicas or backups as the source … Continue reading What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?
Hi there, I don't like long blog titles, and mine was long enough. This article will be about removing a View security server, and replacing it with a UAG which is supposed to make everything more simple, and more powerful. BTW, when you go to configure there is a choice for import config, that is … Continue reading Deploy and configure VMware Unified Access Gateway
Hello all, I had an error in my lab recently that was a little odd, and non-intuitive. So I thought it a good one to share. I was doing a test failover of a restore plan - so backups were in use rather than the typical replicas. I saw my VM restored, but than it … Continue reading DataLab “X.Y.Z” not found on server “abc.thewhites.ca”
Recently I had a CloudKey (first gen UBNT management software item) die, and need to be replaced. So I did, but it insisted on upgrading and changing settings to default in my firewall. After messing up my firewall, and then me redoing it I could not connect from outside using View. I had to leave it … Continue reading Horizon View doesn’t work any longer from outside the lab
Hello all, Time to update my lab so I thought, like always, I would share how I do it. I hope it helps someone out there to make it easier for them. Prerequisites Get the release notes - vCenter - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-67u2-release-notes.html , ESXi - https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-67u2-release-notes.html Check the interoperability matrix to make sure my other VMware … Continue reading Upgrading to vSphere 6.7 Update 2
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