So, you cannot use tags to protect your VMs?

In Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) you have by default the ability to protect virtual machines by vSphere tags, and it works pretty good. However, I know a customer who is on vSphere 6.0 and tags are not working so they need a new method of selecting VMs to be protected.  It turns out we have … Continue reading So, you cannot use tags to protect your VMs?

Veeam Availability Orchestrator v1.0 is NOW GA!

Hello all, It is pretty darn cool - I have been working on this pretty much since I started at Veeam and today it is GA.  I assume it is available for sale too.  Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) is a DR orchestration tool.  This means you can do a test failover of your apps, confirm … Continue reading Veeam Availability Orchestrator v1.0 is NOW GA!

In-guest Scripting – with variables – in VAO

In this previous article I showed you about in-guest scripting in VAO.  While normal PowerShell scripts work fine, the article showed how you could get more info into the UI and reports.  In this article we are going to look at how we can pull variables into the script and use them. I had some … Continue reading In-guest Scripting – with variables – in VAO

Could not connect to VM utility_replica

This caught me by surprise.  I am working on an article about doing scripting in Veeam Availability Orchestrator.  Pretty interesting stuff - passing parameters through to the script that is executing inside a VM during a failover. However, I found an odd error.  I was tweaking a script and loading it into VAO and doing … Continue reading Could not connect to VM utility_replica

Avoiding extra clicks on Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Hi all, Here is the info you need to avoid the extra clicks when logging in to Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). This cool software is not out yet (but if you want to learn more about it check out this article), but it is in RC and is out and around with a bunch of … Continue reading Avoiding extra clicks on Veeam Availability Orchestrator